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February 13th, 2017 Posted in Today's Special by Michael Silbergleid | Print This Post Print This Post

Thestar.com reports that a ghost skier hurtling down the slope, an athlete’s glucose levels flashing across the screen along with his heart rate – it is all part of an Olympic data revolution awaiting television viewers.

With the one-year countdown to the Pyeongchang Winter Games starting Thursday, European broadcaster Eurosport along with counterparts in North America and Japan are racing to get their gadgets ready and approved by the International Olympic Committee and athletes.

Peter Hutton, chief executive of Eurosport, said 2018 Games viewers next year would see a “major jump” in the volume of data compared to Sochi in 2014.

“The amount of data on screen will be revolutionary,” he said.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2017/02/13/olympics-ghost-skier-leads-winter-games-data-revolution/

 

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