Numbers: U.S. Olympic Committee Analytics Worth Their Weight in Gold


February 13, 2018

Numbers: U.S. Olympic Committee analytics worth their weight in gold

11:47 AM ET Peter KeatingESPN Senior Writer Close Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he covers investigative and statistical subjects. His column, The Numbers, appears in every issue. Some of the Americans you’ll see at the Pyeongchang Winter Games are old friends who have dominated their sports for years, like Lindsey Vonn.

Gatorade partners with Seattle startup Volt, will integrate nutrition advice into workout app

Volt Athletics is teaming up with one of the biggest names in sports business. The Seattle startup today announced a new partnership with Gatorade and will rename its strength and conditioning consumer app to “Volt Fueled by Gatorade.” The revamped app combines Volt’s “intelligent” workout technology with Gatorade’s sports nutrition expertise, offering a more complete digital fitness guide for athletes.

WHOOP, NFLPA Partner To Give Every Player Ability To Monitor Strain, Recovery, Sleep

Boston-based sports performance company WHOOP struck a deal with the NFL Players Association, giving all NFL players, including incoming ones, the ability to monitor their strain, sleep and recovery as the WHOOP Strap 2.0 wearable device will be distributed to every player.

NBA Injuries Are Mounting, Leaving League Wrestling with Who’s to Blame

Kristaps Porzingis first felt the pain again in December. In a game against the Nets, the Knicks star hobbled around the floor and then finally motioned to the bench in the third quarter after experiencing what he called a “sharp pain” in his left knee.

Wearable Tech Market To Double By 2021

The wearable tech market will see shipments almost double by 2021. That’s the top-line from the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report. The industry analyst forecasts 125.5 million wearable devices will be shipped this year (up from 104.3 million in 2016) and that the total will hit 240.1 million in 2021.

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