Techradar
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But it shows there's an appetite among fitness app makers to develop apps that can run on the smart watch, untethered from the phone ( Strava has recently announced a similar app for Android Wear ), and these efforts could push the dedicated running watch into the realm of the super high-spec and high-cost device, for only the most obsessed of athletes. Still problems to solve As I've said before: people don't want a singular device that does one thing well any more, they want one that does a lot of things well enough . The smartphone is better than the in-car GPS, camera, calculator, torch and gaming device, despite being far poorer than each of those devices at their dedicated function. The reason that neither the Apple Watch nor any other device hasn't taken off as one of the world's best workout trackers is simple: none fulfil the criteria of being good enough yet.
Sky News
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British Cycling may have crossed ethical lines in its treatment of athletes in the past, according to the chairman of UK Sport Rod Carr.
RT
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Fox News
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Daily Mail - Australia
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Former swimming coach Brian Sutton has reached out to Olympic champion Grant Hackett, who is now believed to be in hiding after he was found 'alive and sober' on the Gold Coast.
Mashable
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InfoWars
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The Week
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Mondoweiss
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He quoted the example of the beloved Muhammad Ali and his commitment to understanding the struggles and resistance of Palestinian people. He is aware of the tremendous history of Black athletes supporting the Palestinian resistance and their freedom. One day before Barnett canceled his trip, The Nation ’s Dave Zirin published a powerful letter from a collective of notable academics and activists including Angela Davis, Dr. John Carlos, Alice Walker and respected organizations such as Jewish Voice for Peace and US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. In an email conversation with Zirin, I asked why an issue such as protesting the gross violations of Palestinians was now affecting athletes. “Certainly the solidarity of Muhammad Ali with the Palestinian people has been whitewashed and erased from history. You did not see it in almost all of the tributes to his life after he passed.
Core77
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Hatfield, a promising athlete and potential Olympian in his youth, became sidelined by injury and entered design through the side door. Bowerman's attempt to design a shoe that could compensate for Hatfield's injury opened the latter's eyes to the possibilities of using design to solve problems. "Solving problems" is something you continually hear Hatfield say throughout the episode; for those who think of footwear design as frivolous, it's eye-opening to hear how, for instance, an NBA player's feet are "trashed" after ten years on the court as a result of footwear that does not meet their needs. And how do you stop a 220-pound man from rolling his ankle during a crossover? Hatfield's focus on finding pragmatic solutions for athletes competing at the highest levels drives him, as it drove Bowerman, to take pen to paper. So does Hatfield's pure artistry and kinetic energy.
RT YouTube
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Ruptly TV
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CNN
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Former NFL Patriot Donté Stallworth states that athletes should be able to speak out on social issues because they are role models to fans around the world and many athletes can to relate to people on a variety of issues.
Ruptly TV
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Russian athletes could be forced to appear "under a neutral flag" according to the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) first vice-president Andrei Silnov, speaking in Moscow, Tuesday. Silnov’s comments come a day after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced that Russia’s ban from international competition will last until at least November. SOT, Andrei Silnov, First Vice-President, All-Russia Athletic Federation (Russian): "They do not allow us, they allegedly say they will re-establish us [ARAF] when RUSADA is restored, but when that happens is unknown." SOT, Andrei Silnov, First Vice-President, All-Russia Athletic Federation (Russian): "I'm not going to appear under a neutral flag because I was born, I grew-up and achieved success in this country. And what is obtained by appearing under a neutral flag. Yes, there were such cases in the Soviet Union, when we appeared under a neutral flag, but then we had no choice, because it was necessary.
DW
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Copyblogger
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In fact, the camera barely shows the shoes of the athletes. It’s all about the lyrics married to the visuals. The first lyrical tie-in hits with “Join the human race.” Then things really kick in with “Who on Earth do you think you are, a superstar? Well right you are!” And then the unifying chorus paired with images of athletic adversity punctuated with triumph, as John Lennon repeats, “We all shine on ....” This individual promotion supports Nike’s overall brand positioning of just do it in a powerful, unique way. Did it resonate with everyone? Not at all ... and I’m guessing that very same commercial today would be absolutely despised by a certain segment of the U.S. population. But the Instant Karma clip did highly engage the people it was aimed at. Repeat this to yourself over and over: The content you create is for a particular who, and no one else.
Ruptly TV
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The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) independent chairperson Rune Andersen announced that the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) was not ready for reinstatement into the body, speaking in Monaco, on Monday. Andersen stressed however that the taskforce had identified the steps RusAF must meet, in order to be reinstated. He added that under-15 athletes would be allowed to compete in international competitions as neutral athletes, whilst under-18 would be granted permission on an individual basis. Andersen further specified, that the reason behind the latest decision includes "the question of acknowledging that there is a problem in Russia," saying that the Russian community must acknowledge they have a problem first in order to move forward. RusAF membership to the IAAF was suspended in 2015 as a result of doping among Russian athletes.
Ruptly TV
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Mashable
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Most athletes are paranoid to talk about winning a championship or title before it actually happens for fear of jinxing the entire thing, even if all odds are pointing to victory. But apparently Tom Brady has no such fear. SEE ALSO: These are the most talked about Super Bowl LI ads that you won't want to miss Brady made an appearance in a local commercial for Shields Heath Care, the official MRI provider for the New England Patriots that showed off just how confident he was about the game. When the commercial aired during the game, Brady is seen placing four Super Bowl rings into a locker before heading in for his appointment, because he apparently just wears them around on a regular basis like that. The cheerful attendant then asks Brady, "Is that all?" Read more... More about Patriots , New England Patriots , Super Bowl 2017 , Tom Brady , and Conversations
TopRank
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Yesterday was a huge day for sports fans and brands across the nation. Diehard football fans wait all year for this special game and hope that their team (or at least a team they support) hits the turf for the big game. Let me preface my next statement by saying I mean absolutely no offense to the amazing athletes that played their hearts out yesterday. But if you’re like me, the day is really about the cheesy/gooey/delicious food, the Puppy Bowl and of course, the ads. On this day, brands hope that their creative and entertaining ads will reach an engaged and attentive audience as they’re glued to the television. In fact, the average commercial costs approximately $5 Million for a mere 30 seconds of airtime during the Super Bowl . That is some serious cheddar! While some companies choose to invest in airtime, others choose to spend efforts on another channel with an engaged audience, social media.
Ruptly TV
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Newsy
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Collective Evolution
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In the past few years alone, a tremendous amount of information has emerged outlining the health benefits that can be achieved from a vegan/vegetarian diet. In fact, as Harvard Medical School points out, studies are confirming the health benefits of meat-free eating. Nowadays, plant-based eating is recognized as not only nutritionally sufficient but also as a way to reduce the risk for many chronic illnesses. ( source ) The American Dietetic Association has also weighed in with a position paper on the subject, concluding that “appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.” Many athletes are also making the transition to veganism, including Kendrick Farris, the only American male weightlifter to compete in the Rio Olympics.
The Huffington Post
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Every day, so much content is fighting for our attention that breaking through takes something extraordinary; something like a question that only a 7-year-old could ask. We believe in the power of a great idea bringing kids and their hero athletes together on a national stage. But we also believe that a great idea is only as good as the ability to pull it off. While we develop our share of big ideas with activations that engage thousands of casual fans, moments like Paninis only happen when we find the right fan for the brand. Increasing the likelihood that these moments will happen requires a more nuanced approach; one that focuses on quality over quantity. That is, promotions that are designed for those who are highly passionate and highly engaged. Although the growth of paid influencers as ambassadors has merit, we believe finding true fans of the brand, the team or the league helps set the stage for authentic, share-worthy moments.