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All your Sports Tech news in one place, covering topics like AR/VR, Data Analytics, eSports, Live Streaming, Sports Betting, Wearables, etc.

Hey Sports Tech Fans,
It’s not every week that my home city of Cork, Ireland makes the headlines.
Well, two rowers from the West Cork town of Skibbereen won gold in rowing, which was a first for Ireland in the sport. A tiny town of just 3,000 people developing Gold Medal winners is why the Olympics is such an amazing competition and why it has the eyes of the world on it.
The entire country is immensely proud and they will have a hero’s welcome when they return.
Cork is also in the news for being a potential host for the Americas Cup in 2024 which would be a massive coup for Ireland’s second city.
I lived in San Francisco when it hosted the competition and it was fascinating to see up close.
Cork people will tell you that we have the old yacht club in the world and the second-deepest natural port in the world so we are definitely worth consideration.
Have a great sporting weekend,
Will

Olympics
The 'twisties' mentioned by Simone Biles are gymnasts' worst nightmare - The Washington Post
The Math Ph.D. Who Just Shocked Olympic Cycling - WSJ
For NBC, the Olympics Are An Experiment in Streaming - The New York Times
How Olympic Tracking Systems Capture Athletic Performances - Scientific American
Simone Biles’s Olympic withdrawal opens a new chapter on the discourse around athletes and their mental health - The Boston Globe
IOC sponsors facing heat over Beijing Olympics, human rights
Olympics ratings rebound following the drop in opening ceremonies viewership
Streaming Wars
Hulu Plus Live TV adds NFL Network ahead of 2021 season - CNET
ITV rules out BT Sport takeover - SportsPro Media
Barstool Sports to stream Arizona Bowl after expansive rights acquisition - SportsPro Media
Cinedigm Building a Streaming Channel Around Real Madrid | Broadcasting+Cable
Scottish Premiership to air on CBS Sports and Paramount+ until 2025 - SportsPro Media
Gambling
DraftKings aligns with Sports & Social for ‘upscale’ sports bars - Insider Sport
Premier Bet becomes the Official Betting Partner of AC Milan across Africa | AC Milan
Gannett inks ‘historic’ Tipico sports betting partnership - Insider Sport
William Hill Announced as Title Partner of Racing League —
esports & Gaming
A hot week for esports racing: McLaren Racing and Williams make major investments - Gamelevate.com
Valorant’s First Match-Fixing Scandal Reminds Us About the Importance of Competitive Integrity
Krafton envisions creating a metaverse around PUBG IP, says CEO
Evil Geniuses partners with Premier League club Wolves - Esports Insider
Rogue's Turinturo calls for Rocket League player union | GINX Esports TV
Folkspaper - Kia France has announced a partnership with Team Vitality
Content
Sports Illustrated & Sports Illustrated Studios Strike Deal With iHeartMedia For Slate Of Original Podcasts
NBA, iHeartMedia to Produce 20-Plus Podcasts Under Multiyear Deal - Variety
Vince McMahon Scripted Series in the Works – The Hollywood Reporter
Marketing & Social
Why Overtime is banking on third-party metrics to grow its roster of advertisers
Deals
Playmaker acquires Yardbarker to boost US market presence - SBC Americas
NFT Sports Card Marketplace Dibbs Announces $13 Million Series A Round
H.I.G Capital Now Sole Owner Of Sportfive - Ministry of Sport
Bruin Capital To Acquire State Of The Art Sports Technology Company: Full Swing
Former President Barack Obama is now a minority owner in NBA's Africa business
New VC fund Wildcard Ventures launches | 22 July, 2021 | All News | News and Features | News and Events | Tennis Australia
Hyperice Acquires Core, Enters $4.2B Meditation Apps Market
MaxOne Raises $3.5 Million Equity Round from Stadia Ventures, Chris Paul to Lead Digital Transformation in Youth Sports and Usher in a New Era of Coaching
Athletes
House v. NCAA NIL Suit Uses Mark Emmert Remarks, Supreme Court Ruling – Sportico.com
Euroleague Basketball, ELPA announce historic collective agreement | ELPA
NFLPA expands RealResponse agreement to report violations
Crypto
Cleveland Cavaliers confirm Socios.com training kit deal - SportsPro Media
Panini and OneTeam Partners to collaborate on college athlete collectibles - SportsPro Media
Fulham sign up blockchain telecoms network World Mobile as principal commercial partner on three-year-deal
U.S. Soccer Icon Abby Wambach Discusses Welcoming Gatorade As A Founding Partner Of Angel City FC
Data
Warriors Announce Oracle as Team Performance Center Partner | Golden State Warriors
Stats Perform extends AutoStats deal with Orlando Magic - SBC Americas
Hardware & Wearables
NFL partnering with Hawk-Eye Innovations to improve replay
Premier League Lacrosse Straps Players With Catapult Devices
Best of the Rest
Ireland Working on America's Cup Bid Since January Says Minister Simon Coveney
For Kyrie Irving, another big effort: bringing clean water to a Pakistani village - NetsDaily
Cleveland changing name from Indians to Guardians after 2021 season
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