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Sport 2.0: Transforming Sports for a Digital World

Andy Miah


Digital technology is changing everything about modern sports. Athletes and coaches rely on digital data to monitor and enhance performance. Officials use tracking systems to augment their judgment in what is an increasingly superhuman field of play. Spectators tune in to live sports through social media, or even through virtual reality. Audiences now act as citizen journalists whose collective shared data expands the places in which we consume sports news. Sport 2.0 examines the convergence of sports and digital cultures, examining not only how it affects our participation in sport but also h ... More

Keywords: eSport, digital culture, Olympic Games, Journalism, citizen journalism, social media, London 2012, Transmedia, augmented reality, virtual reality, Twitter, YouTube

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262035477
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035477.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andy Miah, author
University of Salford