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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FIFA´s president destroys project of soccer development,this injustice must not be allowed; worldwide fanatics make your voice be heard!

It is disappointing how FIFA´s president, Sepp Blatter, has withdrawn his support in the implementation of new technologies in soccer, a worldwide sport. His arguments are not objective; they are based on personal points of view, archaic ideas, and by the simple fear to the development process.  How is it possible to think that a technological application, such as the goal-line system, not as useless but as a conflict for the decision making process that the referees need to do through the whole game. The implementation of the mentioned technologies would produce a completely opposite effect, those that are always complaining on a referee’s decision  over a goal or a failed goal, the referees would be able to prevent social conflicts, and would liberate themselves from the burden that means to determine a goal or a failed goal. Soccer fanatics in their majority support the implementation of new technologies. They understand that the use of these systems would reduce the error percentage produced by the incapacity of any referee of being to be present and completely concentrated at every moment and place during a game.  The decision taken by the IFAB and not only supported but guaranteed by the FIFA´s president must have opposition, worldwide fanatics of soccer must raise their voice, for the sport´s sake, for a development in the decision making process during any game, this kind of childish and unjust decisions must not be allowed in our sport, the sport of the people. The way Sepp Blatter withdrew his support of the implementation and his so called base arguments of preventing a chaos to produce in the decision making organism of soccer, the FIFA, simply present his fear to change, to development, to the idea that his personal dictatorship over FIFA since 1998, supported by the personal dictatorships in the regional and national soccer federations, could come to an end.  They, the dictators of soccer organizations must let the sport to develop if it is of their interest the wealth being of it, and not only to maintain their personal dictatorships over these organizations that they have successfully proven for years. The soccer fanatics all over the world must make their voice be heard at the soccer organizations, at the summits of the FIFA, and most importantly make sure that the development of this world fame sport continues and does not become stagnant.

FIFA rules out Goal-Line Technology

Sepp Blatter has defended FIFA's decision to rule out goal-line technology on the grounds of cost and keeping the game the same throughout all levels of football. FIFA, supported by the Welsh and Northern Irish Football Associations, voted at the International FA Board at the weekend to block any further experiments with technology. Blatter, the FIFA president, said on ''The application of modern technologies can be very costly, and therefore not applicable on a global level. ''The universality of the game: one of the main objectives of FIFA is to protect the universality of the game of association football. ''This means that the game must be played in the same way no matter where you are in the world. ''If you are coaching a group of teenagers in any small town around the world, they will be playing with the same rules as the professional players they see on TV.'' Blatter said goal-line technology would lead to the introduction of video replays which would disrupt the rhythm of the game. He added: ''If the IFAB had approved goal-line technology, what would prevent the approval of technology for other aspects of the game? Every decision in every area of the pitch would soon be questioned. ''No matter which technology is applied, at the end of the day a decision will have to be taken by a human being. ''This being the case, why remove the responsibility from the referee to give it to someone else? ''It is often the case that, even after a slow-motion replay, ten different experts will have 10 different opinions on what the decision should have been. ''Fans love to debate any given incident in a game. It is part of the human nature of our sport.'' Blatter added that FIFA's goal is to improve the quality of refereeing, which is why experiments such as with additional referees or the role of the fourth official will continue.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Have your Health checked While Exercising

Athletic and clinical testing has traditionally been performed in the laboratory where the required instrumentation is available and the environmental conditions can be easily controlled. Treadmills, swimming flumes, cycling and rowing machines replace the usual athletic environment allowing athletes to remain in near stationary condition so that they can be more easily assessed. Ventilators can be used to monitor lung function and consumption of oxygen. High-speed video cameras look at the footfalls and gait characteristics of a running athlete. Periodic sampling can monitor blood chemistry. The need for the assessment to be laboratory based has largely been driven by technological limitations, monitoring equipment in general is big bulky and can't be transported to the race trace and certainly can't follow the athlete around the track.
 However by taking advantage of advancements in microelectronics and other micro technologies it is possible to build instrumentation that is small enough to be unobtrusive for a number of sporting and clinical applications. Pedometers, heart rate monitors and trip computers for bicycles today are common place and represent some of the earliest technological innovations popular with elite and recreation athletes alike. Today the humble pedometer is finding a new use for elite athletes, now able to measure one thousandth of force due to gravity in all three dimensions as well as rotational forces these devices can be attached all over an athlete to monitor the movement of individual limbs hundreds of times a second. A runner, swimmer or rower wearing these devices can have examined in detail their performance on the track or even on race day itself.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hawk-Eye Technology

Hawk-eye is the name of a computer and camera system which traces a ball's trajectory. It is being used in international cricket and tennis, and many other sports are also looking at making use of this technology. The system is also being trailled in soccer. The Premier League of Football in the UK has agreed to the introduction of goal-line sensors after being given approval by football's rule-makers. The system being developed by the UK company Hawk-Eye, would give a definitive decision on whether the ball had crossed the line. The Hawk Eye uses a camera taking 600 frames a second on the goal-line. The information is analyzed by computer and sent to the referee's headset or a device on his wrist.

Ferrari unveils new F150 car

MARANELLO, Italy -- Ferrari has unveiled its new car for the upcoming Formula One season.
The Italian team is the first F1 outfit to show off its 2011 car, naming it the F150 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification.
The car features a new adjustable rear wing and has been modified for the use of the KERS system, which was banned last year but returns in 2011.
Fernando Alonso led the championship going into the last race in 2010 but was overtaken by Sebastian Vettel after a failed pit stop strategy by Ferrari in Abu Dhabi.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Will Fifa´s President allow technology?

In recent news released by ESPN and CNN, Sepp Blatter, Fifa´s President stated that he could support the use of technology, if this had positive results.
"My position is that if they work then we will do it," he told CNN. "If there is one of these systems that is accurate and immediate, and also not too complicated, then I think goal-line technology has a good chance to be accepted."
The highest ranking technology right now is the goal-line systems. They work with sensors that percieve the entrance of the ball to the net.
This kind of technology is would be speccially effective in cases such as the failure to award Frank Lampard a goal at the World Cup finals.for the ske of better decision taking in soccer games, let´s hope that the IFAB, the international committee for rul making of soccer, approves the use of goal-line systems.