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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,
The Euros are over and it was a rollercoaster of a game that ultimately went the way of the Italians after a penalty shootout.
There was ugly scenes before the game as fans without tickets tried to gain access to the stadium and it appears more than a few managed to get in.
The English FA will be charged by UEFA on numerous offences by fans, so there is a lot more to come here in the aftermath of a thrilling tournament.
Even worse was the racist abuse leveled at the players who missed their penalties as they did their best to stand up and take a penalty in high pressure moment to try and claim victory for their nation.
Anyone can miss a penalty, show me any penalty taker in the world and I will show you someone who has missed one in their career.
The conditional support some fans showed is disgusting. Fair enough people were upset at getting so close and failing at the final hurdle but the immediate focus by some fans on race just isnt acceptable in sport.
It remains to be seen what punishment will be dished out to those responsible and what ramifications the ease of social media abuse will have.
It will put a huge dent in the England and Ireland’s World Cup 2030 bid.
As an Irish man and fan, it is likely our only hope to host a tournament of this importance so I hope the issues like we saw with fans rushing the stadium can be better prepared for as I would love to Ireland play in a World Cup on home soil.
In other news, Apple might be entering the live sports scene as they are in early stages of discussions with the NFL about a streaming deal.
This would be a game changer in more ways than one and if it goes ahead I will do a deeper dive on the contract.
But long story short, Apple have the money, their streaming service needs more content, it needs live content and the NFL is the biggest game in town when it comes to the US market.
The Olympics kick off in a weeks time. Below I have included a video from the excellent Youtuber, Wendover, on the logistics of the Olympics and the details included in the deal to put on the biggest sports event in the world.
Have a great weekend,
Will

Streaming Wars
Apple in Early Talks With NFL on Sunday Ticket Games — The Information
Amazon reveals Ligue 1 pricing structure - SportsPro Media
Sky NZ secures Women’s World Cup 2023 rights - SportsPro Media
Gambling
Major League Baseball, DraftKings Expand Relationship to Include Live Game Streaming and Sports Betting
Sportsbet.io strengthens Brazilian position with São Paulo sponsorship
Oddsmaker's mistake causes historic line movement on WNBA All-Star Game
esports & Gaming
Evil Geniuses launches LoL analytics platform Factor.gg - Esports Insider
Riot Games talks about mobile gaming and its future
Mayor of Stockholm in Support of CS:GO Major, Highlights Its Positive Effects on Sweden
Former Faze Clan Guy Pressures YouTubers To Pull Scam Vids With Millions of Views
Content
Nickelodeon announces film 'Fantasy Football' with Marsai Martin for Paramount+ - UPI.com
Olympics
Tokyo Olympics Insurance Losses Could Cost Re-Insurers $400 Million – Sportico.com
The Incredible Logistics of the Tokyo Olympics
The Incredible Logistics of the Tokyo Olympics
Deals
Golf star Rory McIlroy invests $10 million in Drive Shack, a new Topgolf competitor
Bally's Corp. buys AVP beach volleyball tour
Kitman Labs acquires Presagia’s sport business
LeBron James’ Entertainment Firm Explores Sale at Valuation of Up to $750 Million — The Information
Jay-Z's Roc Nation teams up with United Rugby Championship - BBC Sport
Social & Marketing
Mark Cuban-Backed Startup Blends Olympic Sports, Social Media Challenges
Women in Sports
Chicago Sky's Candace Parker will be the first woman on the cover of 'NBA 2K'
Student Athletes
NIL, MLB finances may factor in decision of draftees to sign with teams
Crypto
Roma pen three-year agreement with DigitalBits as main sponsor - RomaPress.net
'Space Jam: A New Legacy' crashes NFT social launch | Ad Age
How NFTs are monetising sports teams and athletes’ fanbases - Insider Sport
Data
Sportradar Launches Data System for Remote Drug Testing
Genius Sports signs up to Canadian soccer data and content deal - iGB North America
Ticketing
Brooklyn Nets swap Ticketmaster for SeatGeek in new ticket sales pact - SportsPro Media
Black Athletes
Racism targeted at Rashford, Saka and Sancho following England’s Euro loss to Italy - The Washington Post
MLB Commits Up To $150 Million To Increase Black Representation In Baseball
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