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Tokyo 2020 adopts proactive stance on “fake news”: a new reality of running major events

With the 1,000 day countdown to the 2020 Olympic Games now in full swing, it has been reported that the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is actively monitoring social media trends with a view to combating the spread of “fake news”.  The term “fake news” has become something of a phenomenon … Continue Reading

IOC brings esports to Pyeongchang and confirms esports “could” be a sport: what does this mean for the sporting landscape as we know it?

Many readers will be aware that Sports Shorts has been tracking the development of esports over the last 18 months, particularly its journey towards possible inclusion within the Olympic Movement.  In September 2016, we looked at the relatively recent ‘explosion’ of esports in Europe and the US, the emergence of new governing bodies, and some … Continue Reading

Do eSports have a place in the Olympic movement?

This week it was announced that eSports is to become an official medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games.  This follows a “strategic partnership” between the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and Alisports, the eSports arm of e-commerce organisation Alibaba. eSports is also due to feature in the programme of the 2017 Asian Indoor and … Continue Reading
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