Goal-line technology put on ice

At its Annual General Meeting today in Gleneagles, Scotland, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) has decided to put on ice goal-line technology and to stop tests in this area until further notice. Amongst others, the questions of the human aspect of the game, the universality of the Laws of the Game, as well as the simplicity and efficiency of the technology were taken into consideration.

However, the IFAB has approved a proposal from FIFA to conduct an experiment involving two additional assistant referees who will mainly focus on fouls and misconduct in the penalty area. The competition in which this test will be conducted will be decided at a later stage.

adidas and Samsung Launch Revolutionary Training System miCoach

At the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, two of the world’s leading brands, adidas and Samsung, announced their strategic partnership and unveiled the first product initiative as a result of the collaboration, called miCoach.

miCoach is a real-time training system designed to motivate, inspire and enable athletes at all levels to reach their training goals, whatever they may be.  It is the most advanced interactive training system by collecting and turning personal data into individual training plans based on one’s fitness level and specific goals.  This unique partnership combines the expertise of Samsung in mobile technology and communications with adidas’ leadership in innovation for sport. 

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