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    Sharing sports equipment presents low risk of coronavirus transmission, a study suggests

    2021-02-17T17:50:00Z

    A recent study, led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine , suggests that sports equipment is unlikely to be a major cause of virus transmission. For the purposes of the Strike study , the researchers applied a dose of coronavirus to different types of sporting equipment, including red and ...

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    Therabody partners with PSG

    2021-02-15T10:06:00Z

    Therabody has agreed a partnership with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) that makes the American tech wellness company PSG’s official recovery partner. The percussion massage company had already signed a similar deal with the Real Madrid football team last year. The players of the Paris-based football club will integrate ...

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    Patrick Lepeudry, co-founder of Skiset, injured in a helicopter crash

    2021-02-11T09:31:00Z

    Patrick Lepeudry , co-founder of Skiset , the French-based ski rental company, sustained severe injuries in a helicopter crash in Courchevel, a ski resort town in the French Alps, in the afternoon of Feb. 9. The accident occurred between the Rosière lake and the Dent du Villard mountain at an ...

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    Australian cotton production is being heavily affected by fires and…

    2020-01-11T00:00:00Z

    Australian cotton production is being heavily affected by fires and drought. Analysts at Rabobank suggest that production for the 2019/20 period, estimated at 735,000 bales, will be the lowest in more than a decade, with a 16 percent drop from 2017/18 production. Queensland and central New South are the hardest ...

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    SGS, the testing and certification body, has opened an apparel...

    2019-12-12T00:00:00Z

    SGS , the testing and certification body, has opened an apparel and textile testing laboratory in Ethiopia, at the Hawassa Industrial Park

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    Ironman will add Russia as its newest host country, starting...

    2019-12-12T00:00:00Z

    Ironman will add Russia as its newest host country, starting with an inaugural triathlon in St. Petersburg on July 19, 2020

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    CLARIFICATION: In SGI n° 27-28 of August 13 we reported...

    2019-11-28T00:00:00Z

    CLARIFICATION: In SGI n° 27-28 of August 13 we reported that the Giorgio Armani group has launched its EA7 Armani brand of sports clothing in Russia. Located in Moscow's Mega Teply Stan shopping center, it measures 140 square meters and is located near Sportmaster, New Balance, Vans, Reebok, Adidas Original ...

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    Mammut, the Swiss-based outdoor brand owned by the Conzzeta Group,...

    2019-10-04T00:00:00Z

    Mammut, the Swiss-based outdoor brand owned by the Conzzeta Group, has established a partnership with Bruce Goodlad and Mike Austin, the co-owners of Avalanche Geeks, a British company that teaches courses in avalanche safety in Scotland and the Alps. Goodlad has been serving as a mountain guide – on skis ...

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    Bridgedale, already on the Recommended Kit List for the past...

    2019-10-04T00:00:00Z

    Bridgedale, already on the Recommended Kit List for the past 11 years for its socks, has signed a new three-year contract with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofEA). Taking effect on Sept. 1, the contract expands the list to all of the sock models in Bridgedale's Hike category, as well ...

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    Nike and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee have...

    2019-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Nike and the United States Olympic Paralympic Committee have released the “Coaching Girls” modules, as part of the “How to Coach Kids” offering for volunteer youth coaches. Contents in the new Coaching Girls course include: Creating a Girl-Inclusive Culture ; Getting to Know Girls – Stages of Development; ...

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    Wintersteiger is launching a new mobile alpine ski service station...

    2019-09-17T00:00:00Z

    Wintersteiger is launching a new mobile alpine ski service station on the slopes of Norway this winter. The Alpine Mobile Center (AMC) is a purpose-fitted truck which holds the Austrian machine engineering group's latest professional racing-ski servicing system, a shop and a boot-fitting station. Wintersteiger has partnered with Norsk Aplineservice, ...

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    Asics has announced the first four start-ups that will take...

    2019-08-13T00:00:00Z

    Asics has announced the first four start-ups that will take part in its accelerator program. They are: Elyza, which proposes the development of a sales/demand forecasting system based on artificial intelligence; No New Fold Studio, which plans to create smart running shoes that can measure foot movement while running; Biima, ...

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    Reebok has been chosen as the official human performance partner...

    2019-06-20T00:00:00Z

    Reebok has been chosen as the official human performance partner of the Navy Seal Foundation, the charity that supports and assists the U.S. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and its families. The partnership is meant to raise awareness around human performance and the benefits that fitness can provide to cope ...

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    Fifa (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) has launched a virtual...

    2019-06-20T00:00:00Z

    Fifa (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) has launched a virtual hackathon, in partnership with Github, entitled “Give Voice to Football.” The organization called upon developers to propose ideas and prototypes relating to the usage of voice assistants to interact with football events and football data. In particular, Fifa focused on ...

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    To expand its global R&D, the Lycra Company has opened an Advanced...

    2019-06-04T00:00:00Z

    To expand its global R D, the Lycra Company has opened an Advanced Textile Innovation Center (ATIC) in Nanhai, China. This is the American company s fourth ATIC and its second in the Far East, after the one in Taipei. The other locations are Newark, Delaware, and Casaloldo, Italy. The ...

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    Toray, the Japanese textile company, has inaugurated an advanced weather...

    2019-06-04T00:00:00Z

    Toray, the Japanese textile company, has inaugurated an advanced weather simulator at its Fibers Textiles Research Laboratories in the city of Seta. To test the comfort of garments, the Technorama GIII – as the facility is called – uses “sensitivity engineering” to go beyond heat, cold and humidity ...

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    Adidas has announced in a tweet that its sponsored players...

    2019-03-22T00:00:00Z

    Adidas has announced in a tweet that its sponsored players on the winning team in the upcoming 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup, starting in France on June 7, will get the same performance bonus as their male counterparts. The announcement was made just hours after it was revealed that the ...

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    Lyst, a global metasearch platform for fashion, has launched what...

    2019-02-19T00:00:00Z

    Lyst, a global metasearch platform for fashion, has launched what it calls the Sneaker Intelligence Unit. The company has recruited a network of “sneaker experts” by administering an online test and, for those who score at least 80 percent, a “'mastery' stage challenge.” Lyst then solicits opinions from these experts ...

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    Google Cloud and the Golden State Warriors have announced a...

    2019-02-19T00:00:00Z

    Google Cloud and the Golden State Warriors have announced a multi-year technology partnership that will see Google Cloud as the NBA team's official cloud provider. The team will also use Google Cloud's technology to automate the collection of data analytics. Google Cloud and the Warriors are together developing real-time data ...

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    The North Face (TNF) and The American Alpine Club (AAC)...

    2019-02-19T00:00:00Z

    The North Face (TNF) and The American Alpine Club (AAC) are partnering once again to launch the 2019 Live Your Dream Grants. The AAC and TNF will give away $50,000 in grants ranging from $200 to $1,000 per individual. Applications will be accepted online until March 31, with an application ...