Zelić and Foster’s workload increased significantly last week after technical issues with Optus led to SBS being handed the rights to broadcast every World Cup group game. The pair were already scheduled to be on air for one game every day, but have had their hours extended drastically with up to three separate kick-offs a day to cover. … [Read more...] about SBS presenter Lucy Zelić hits back at abuse for World Cup pronunciation
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"I have no regrets making that call, but yes, I would love to stay on. I really feel attached to the team and it is an honour to have this role as the coach of Australia. I take it with a lot of pride and a lot of honour. But, like I said, I made my call and have to stand by what I said." … [Read more...] about Michael Cheika quits as Australia head coach after crashing out of Rugby World Cup
In a release, USA Rugby said the study would “focus on objective analysis, financial considerations, technical requirements and stakeholder support across the greater sports landscape. Similar to previous Rugby World Cup host unions, objective analysis will include legacy of the tournament and positive impact for the game of rugby in the United States.” … [Read more...] about USA Rugby announces steps towards World Cup bid, backed by MLR owners
New Zealand and Australia had pushed for a World Cup from the end of the 1970s but there was a sniffy lack of enthusiasm in the four home unions, none of which had set up a national club league. Apart from France, whose long delayed membership of the Board prompted it to set up a rival union comprising what would now be called developing nations, countries they did not abandon after finally taking a seat at the top table, which is why the inaugural World Cup was made up of 16 teams not eight. … [Read more...] about Rugby should look at 1987 World Cup and take another leap into unknown
The Fortnite World Cup also placed a huge emphasis on social media interaction. Viewers were encouraged to use the competition’s hashtag, while dozens of leading YouTubers and streamers were at the event providing coverage and commentary across their own channels, boosting the audience. Most of the competitors are also streamers with their own large communities – they are not just athletes, they are entertainers and brands. Last week, New York-based market analyst YPulse published a report on how generation Z and millennial viewers are keeping up with sports news. It discovered that most were going to social media and the streaming accounts of their favourite teams and players rather than traditional broadcasters. … [Read more...] about What can traditional sports learn from the Fortnite World Cup?