On Titillating Sports
Jon-Paul St. Germain, Senior Director of Special Olympics Sport, joins Rick on the show to discuss the launch of a pilot program for gathering real-time statistics during the Special Olympics’ international competitions. The International Floorball Federation (IFF), in partnership with Special Olympics, will employ software-producing statistics during floorball competitions at the 2020 Winter World Invitational Games in Sweden. For Special Olympics, this cultural shift will provide quantifiable metrics to evaluate individual athlete performances, ensure quality control and competitive balance among athletes within a sport, deliver real-time data results to media and influencers and quantify competitions to enhance the credibility of Special Olympics. Jon-Paul also discusses the importance of the Special Olympics on a global scale.
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