The most impactful tech stories of the 2018 Winter Olympics – Tech in Sports Ep. 31

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including a cryptocurrency-sponsored Canadian Olympic speedskater, a tech summit at the NBA All-Star game, Tom Brady’s new media startup, and more! Plus, we continue with our new apps/wearables and concussion prevention technology updates and also dive into the most impactful tech stories from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Stories of the week:

  • Cryptocurrency-sponsored Canadian Olympic speedskater Ted-Jan Bloemen is a gold medalist
  • USA’s Olympic luge team is 3D printing molds and parts for their sleds
  • The annual Tech Summit at the 2018 NBA All-Star weekend
  • Sacramento Kings invest in a health kiosk known as “the iPhone of healthcare”
  • Germany’s international team is training with virtual and augmented reality for the upcoming 2018 World Cup
  • New England Patriots Tom Brady, former NFLer Michael Strahan, and former journalist Gotham Chopra to launch a new multiplatform sports media startup
  • St. Louis Blues to use artificial intelligence for game highlight videos
  • YouTube TV signs a new partnership to stream more live sports, including NBA and MLB games\
  • Nokia gives up on wearables
  • new 3D VR/AR glasses for sports
  • FDA approves first blood test for concussions

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Mandy is a lineup editor at CTV News. A former staffer at IT World Canada, she's now contributing as a part-time podcast host on Hashtag Trending. She is a Carleton University journalism graduate with extensive experience in the B2B market. When not writing about tech, you can find her active on Twitter following political news and sports, and preparing for her future as a cat lady.

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