One strike, you’re out

To express the importance of equality in sports we like to discuss the findings and developments of this returning subject. As mentioned earlier in our blog post, completely balancing out the sexes within sports is a lengthy process and will only be achieved when live women sports are as globally recognized as live men sports by …

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Champions League Group Round aftermath

Three very exciting months of Europe’s premier club football are behind us. We watched 96 Champions League 2018/2019 matches and witnessed 275 goals, from which 32 were scored in first 15 minutes and 20 in the last 90+ for extra drama. All the teams are now known for the Round of 16 draw, that is …

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Video games as an Olympic Sport?

In less than a month we enter the year 2019. In this run-up year towards the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, we will see the Olympiads taking their ultimate form, as they prepare to bring home the medals. Among all the medal-winning sports that are being practised at the 2020 Olympics, one $1.65 billion sports industry …

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More funding cuts in high-performance sports

High-performance sports in the Australian continent and its neighbouring country New Zealand are currently experiencing major fall-backs as high-performance sports are being cut from government funding. Sports Australia is currently facing a new funding model in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, within this funding model $ 1 million in total will be …

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How much it costs to be a professional figure skater?

Being an elite athlete can have great advantages, especially if we look from a perspective of those more media covered sports such as football, basketball, tennis or motors, where sportsmen come to gain dizzying figures. But in “minor” sports the situation is not so easy and rosy, especially when considering enormous costs attached to the …

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Fight for what you deserve

Ronda Rousey, Ultimate fighting championship (UFC) Women’s Bantamweight Champion, won her title in 2012 and managed to defend this title for over six times. In 2015, Ronda became the first mixed martial artist to win an ESPY award for “Best Fighter”. Since then she increased her net worth to around $12 million, making her one …

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It’s been a year

On November 21, 2017, the SportyCo Token Crowdsale started. And the rest is, as they say, history. Today, with the cryptocurrency market bleeding and all hodlers in a crunch, revisiting November 2017 seems very distant. The SportyCo project origins began in spring 2017, with the founders putting their ideas and knowledge together and searching for …

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Can’t pay? Can’t play.

Kathleen Castles, now a 46-years-old doctor of psychology and running coach at two Veterans Affairs hospitals in New Jersey, loved sports as a child and was a very talented athlete. She managed to beat all the other elementary-school girls in the town’s annual mile race from third to sixth grade, competed at the regional cross-country …

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Achieving gender equality in sports

Over the last decade, female participation in sports has witnessed a sharp increase. Every Olympics so far, the percentage of women part slightly grew. This sign of minimizing the gap between the genders is, of course, positive. However, completely balancing out the sexes within sports is a lengthy process and will only be achieved when …

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10 interesting facts about the UEFA Champions League

The 64th season of Europe’s premier club football tournament is in full swing, and so is SportyCo Predict & Win game, where predicting the scores of Champions League matches can bring you awesome prizes! Conducted by top-division football teams, the Mother of club football competitions is one of the most popular sports events in the …

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