C&C Connected | August 15
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Tiger Woods had the sports world transfixed on golf for no other reason than pure, unadulterated, beautiful golf."
- Stephen A. Smith of ESPN on Tiger's performance at the PGA Championship
CLIENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Kia has made a huge impact on the New York Liberty in her first season playing in the WNBA, and her career in the professional basketball world is only getting more exciting. The 22-year old Canadian basketball star has just signed a one-year deal with the University of Canberra Capitals of Australia's WNBL! Read more here.
It's old news that Jessica Mulroney and Meghan Markle are best friends as was showcased in the coverage around the Royal Wedding. However, it's nice to see that the two are continuing their friendship despite the Duchess of Sussex being in London, with this article showing a few photos of the two and reflecting on Jess' and her family's involvement in the Royal Wedding. Read more.
The European Tour will be adding another event to its prestigious golf tours with the addition of the Kenya Open Golf Championship. The Kenya Open doubled its total prize money, and with its profile enhanced with the status of being part of The European Tour, the tournament can be expected to attract a higher calibre of players from across the globe. Learn more about the Kenya Open here.
STAY UP TO SPEED
Pressure Built: Ticketmaster Broke
Ticketing companies have been facing an increasing amount of pressure to prevent the purchase and resale of tickets at outrageous prices, and it has become clear that Ticketmaster is listening to the needs of fans. Seatwave and Get Me In, Ticketmaster's subsidiary sites available in Europe, will be shut down - with additional changes being made to Ticketmaster's central platform. Click here to read more about these changes.
Trading Cards & Crypto Collectibles
Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has partnered with Player Tokens to offer fans collectibles that are one part trading card and one part digital asset. Baseball has always been an innovator when it comes to the collectibles industry, and this partnership between the MLBPA and Player Tokens continues the modernization of the fan and collector experience. Read more here.
Facial Recognition... Not on the iPhoneX
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be the first Olympic Games to put facial recognition to use at an event. The facial recognition tools will be used to ID more than 300,000 people using the fastest technology of its kind to heighten security. As cool as it would be to experience this technology first hand at the event, most of us will have to settle for using it on your iPhoneX since only key attendees will have their faces pre-programmed into the system. Learn more here!
Not a Sport to be Squashed
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has announced a partnership with Sports Data Labs that will make squash the first professional sport to have in-game physiological data available to spectators, betting companies, commercial partners, and for the players themselves to access. Not only is this addition to the sport ground-breaking, but it also raises the profile of squash and can help to boost interest in the game. Read more.
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