When does innovation become cheating?

It's been quite a week for Nike. Last Friday, they reacted to the four year doping ban of Alberto Salazar by swiftly shutting down the Oregon Project that the coach had led since its inception. It's kind of admirable that they acted so quickly to shut the project down, but what choice did they really … Continue reading When does innovation become cheating?

Is the ECB nuts to partner with KP?

The England & Wales Cricket Board copped some flack last week over the unveiling of KP Snacks as lead partner for the new competition, with various KP brands (from Tyrrell's to my personal favourite, Pom-Bear) adorning the front of the new team kits. Almost immediately, a variety of children's health charities were issuing statements condemning … Continue reading Is the ECB nuts to partner with KP?

Repurposing sport in a world of entertainment.

From its earliest days – going back to the ancient Greeks, Romans and probably beyond – sport at the highest level has been at least partly about providing entertainment for the masses, via the medium of elite athletes competing to see who is the best at running, jumping, throwing or not getting eaten by a … Continue reading Repurposing sport in a world of entertainment.

How is technology shaping the sports fan experience?

Despite all the changes in media and viewing habits that we’ve seen in recent years, sport remains almost uniquely powerful as a vehicle for bringing people together for a shared, live experience. In England we’ve seen staggering TV viewing figures for World Cup games, along with huge numbers of people gathering around big screens and fan parks … Continue reading How is technology shaping the sports fan experience?