Addressing “unacceptable behaviour” in sport

UK Sport is currently prioritising athlete welfare. It has recently revealed that, of 682 elite athletes surveyed in its 'Culture Health Check', some 30 per cent (200 or so) had either...

Technology changing sport part II: Challenging on-field decisions based on video technology

In recent years, the use of technology to assist the on-field decision-making of referees and umpires has increased dramatically. In recent weeks, contentious decisions and faulty video-imaging have meant that the...

Esports: how will an esports federation become the sole governing body of the sport...

Esports on an upwards trajectory in Hungary Hungary is no exception to the quickly spreading worldwide esports phenomenon. As an example, the Hungarian government substantially supported the organisation of a large international...

PASPA Repeal: What does it mean for the American sports betting market?

Background On 14 May 2018 the United States Supreme Court paved the way for individual states to introduce legislation permitting sports betting if they so wish, by striking down a federal law...
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Esports Disputes: Choosing your battleground

Your web browser does not support iframes, which means that the video cannot play.   For further detail please see Jamie's article "Esports Disputes: Choosing your battleground" published on twobirds.com.

Esports: Exclusivity in an open ecosystem

The continued growth of esports is seeing rights holders, licensees and fans searching for a new equilibrium between maintaining an open and collaborative esports ecosystem on the one hand; and seeking...

Wearable Tech in Elite Sport

What's special about wearable tech in elite sport? Wearable tech in the consumer market has traditionally seen wrist worn devices that can monitor performance, often in the form of fitness trackers and...
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What’s Trending in Media and Sport: esports

2018 is set to be a key year for esports as the industry continues to grow and mature. Such rapid expansion presents a number of opportunities and challenges from both a...

Australia bans gambling ads in live daytime sports broadcasts

In May last year, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that he would ban gambling advertising on television during live sporting events taking place before 8.30pm. Mr Turnbull commented at the...

Mechanical doping: French amateur cyclist receives five year ban and a criminal conviction for...

As discussed recently on MediaWrites, there is evidence that mechanical doping has been used in professional and amateur cycling to obtain an advantage in races.  The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has...

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