In­no­va­tions in Broad­cast­ing Wear­ables and Gad­gets for Ath­letes

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The Olympics made broad­cast­ing his­tory in 1936 when it be­came the first ever tele­vised sports event. Ap­prox­i­mately 150,000 peo­ple in view­ing rooms lo­cated in Berlin and Pots­dam watched 72 hours of black and white, medium def­i­ni­tion live broad­casts of the Berlin games. The 1960 Olympics were the first Olympics to be broad­cast live across Europe, the 1964 Games was the first to reach a world­wide au­di­ence – and in color, the 2008 Olympics wit­nessed the first-ever High Def­i­ni­tion Broad­cast of the Games to 4.7 bil­lion peo­ple, and at the 2012 Olympics BBC launched 24 HD tele­vi­sion chan­nels to broad­cast ev­ery sin­gle event.

In­stead of 24HD tele­vi­sion chan­nels, this year BBC pro­vided the same ex­pe­ri­ence via on­line live stream­ing. How­ever, they were not the only ones pro­vid­ing live stream­ing: Google sent 15 Youtube stars to the games to cap­ture the mood in Brazil al­beit not as There is no doubt that the stel­lar per­for­mances by the ath­letes were a re­sult of years spent pre­par­ing for the games. Wear­able track­ers have been around since be­fore the 2012 Lon­don Olympics, but

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