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Eric Cantona has thrown his hat into the ring to become England’s next manager after Roy Hodgson resigned.

Eric Cantona

The Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona has announced his candidacy where he promises to never criticise Wayne Rooney (unless he moves clubs), to stop Harry Kane taking set-pieces and to end the curse of the England goalkeeper.

He also promised to hire Peter Schmeichel as his assistant manager and to have Sir Alex Ferguson as a special advisor.

‘That is why today, the self-appointed Commissioner of Football declares his candidacy,’ he told Eurosport.

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Michael Phelps

Born on June 30, 1985, in Baltimore, Maryland, Michael Phelps competed in his first Olympics at the age of 15, as part of the U.S. men’s swim team. He went on to win medals at the Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Beijing and London, accumulating a total of 22 medals—18 gold, two silver and two bronze—and setting the record for the most medal wins by any Olympic athlete. Phelps announced his retirement in 2012, however, in April 2014, he announced he was coming out of retirement and would return to professional competition at the age of 28.
Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

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Touch the Wall (2014)

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Touch the wall

Touch the Wall follows two Olympic swimmers – the then 14 year-old Missy Franklin, and 2-time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce – as they prepare for swimming’s highest stage – the 2012 London Olympics. Young phenom (Missy Franklin) is just beginning her career and is saddled with mile-high expectations; the veteran (Kara Lynn Joyce) is trying to rediscover the juice that earned her four Silver medals. Touch the Wall is a story of competition,  commitment, and triumph through adversity. It’s also a story of family, of loving what you do, and having fun with the people around you. In a world starved for heroes, Missy and Kara stand tall in Touch the Wall.

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Technology in soccer through wearables

 

The use of technology in our daily life has become a norm, and so the use of technology in sports. For the last few years sport teams are spending millions to try and gain a competitive advantage over their opponents, and real time data with the help of wearable can be achieved.

In the last few years, FIFA the International Association Football Board (IFAB), which are responsible in determining the rules of football (soccer) are developing global wearables standards, where all the teams will use the same data-tracking technologies for training purposes.

 Wearable technology could for example allow teams to monitor a variety of health and fitness statistics such as energy output, endurance, nutrition, sleep patterns and levels of fatigue. Eventually, some of this technology could make its way into live matches to help doctors and coaches, and also help fans to view in-depth player statistics.

Sports wearables are a growing field. Teams as well as players are increasingly looking to use the latest fitness technology to track performance and help improve their skills. There are a number of products on the market that have already built a good customer base with some of the major clubs across the world.

 

So let’s see some examples:

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Becoming Zlatan – Den unge Zlatan

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Den unge Zlatan (2015)

“Becoming Zlatan” are the decisive years of Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimović, told through rare archive footage in which a young Zlatan speaks openly about his life and challenges. The film closely follows him, from his debut with the Malmö FF team in 1999 through his conflict-ridden years with Ajax Amsterdam, and up to his final breakthrough with Juventus in 2005.

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Nike’s Secret Tournament

On 4/4/2012, Nike officially launched its  World Cup 2002 multimedia campaign. Nike is unveiling its new line of Nike Football (Soccer) apparel with the tagline “A lighter shoe, cooler kits, a faster ball, a Secret Tournament – every touch counts.”  The cornerstone of the campaign is a three-minute film directed by Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam. The film features 24 acclaimed soccer players gathering in a massive tanker in an unknown harbor to play a secret tournament arranged by French football legend and actor Eric Cantona. The only rule: first goal wins.

Nike campaign The Secret Tournament

Nike’s Press Release

[from Nike’s press release:] Here’s the premise of Secret Tournament: Hidden from the world, 24 elite players hold a secret tournament, with eight teams, and only one rule… “First goal wins!”

Controlling the action is Eric Cantona, who oversees every three- on-three match noir that takes place in a huge container ship docked in an unknown harbor. With Monsieur Cantona at the helm, you can be assured there will be no whining, no judgment calls, and no mercy.

As an icon of danger and intrigue, the scorpion serves as the symbol for stinging play. Seen popping up around the world since mid-March, the sinister and segmented arachnid evokes the speed and venomous strikes that bring victory.
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What if game day was no longer confined to your television screen, but covered your room and took over your coffee table?

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In the video, you will see how HoloLens and the NFL looked into the future together to dream up new ways fans could experience football with mixed reality. Imagine The Big Game, extended beyond your existing screen, with displays, player stats and instant replays on your coffee table.

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With HoloLens, running Windows 10, your favorite players could be brought to life through high-definition, 3D displays – allowing you to experience the athleticism and skills behind their stats. That game-changing play could pop up as a 3D hologram so you could view the field from all angles, all while your fantasy scores update in real time, without the need for you to look down at another screen.

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