In order to make exercise fun and get more people moving, the team of the Geneva based start-up LAZR has combined fitness, laser technology and gaming to provide a compelling cardio workout.
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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) last week announced the launch of a Social Science Research (SSR) Collaboration Platform established by WADA in partnership with the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to raise the visibility of social science research in sport.
The Lausanne based International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced this week that it will organise its first ever senior World Hockey5s event on 11 and 12 September 2021 at Place de la Navigation in the Olympic Capital. It promises an exciting mix of intense competition, music entertainment and additional activities, such as initiations or demonstrations, to showcase hockey and engage further with the public. Access will be free of charge and the event will be broadcasted live across the world on the Watch.Hockey platform.
Keen on getting active and sharing a new challenge with colleagues away from the desk? Then the B2Mission may be something for you! Organised by Infront, the initiative combines team building and health promotion for everyone, regardless of activity and fitness level. With the B2Mission app, you can collect points all over Switzerland while running, walking, hiking, and now cycling, from 1 to 31 May 2021. Every kilometre counts! You decide when and where you start collecting, as well as for how long and whether alone or in a group.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that it will partner with five International Sports Federations (IFs) and game publishers to produce the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), the first-ever, Olympic-licensed event for physical and non-physical virtual sports.
The International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS) is offering two merit-based scholarships to graduates from its partner universities (EPFL, University of Lausanne, University of Geneva and EHL) to participate in the 2021/2022 edition of the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sport Administration and Technology program. The deadline for applications is 1 June 2021.
The biggest basketball startup competition in the world is inviting entries now. With the aim of offering fans the best experience possible, the FanXP Innovation Challenge – staged in collaboration with N3XT Sports – challenges the latest generation of tech startups to join the sports fan revolution with creative and unique ideas.
Banco Santander and the Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC) by Microsoft have teamed up to launch an innovation challenge, which aims to find technological solutions to make football better for everyone, with fairness, accessibility and sustainability at its heart. 2041 is a look into the future, imagining how football should look like in 20 years from now.
This year’s annual International Federations/Venues/ Host Cities Summit, organised by Major Events International (MEI), will be held on 21 and 22 April under the theme of “time to innovate”. A range of interactive workshops and other sessions will focus on broadcast and digital, esports, International Federations and Associations, Host Cities, new Olympic sports and venues.