Scientists challenge FIFA in advance of the 2014 world cup: Save the three-banded armadillo
New research in Biotropica asks FIFA to follow through with its environmental claims. The 2014 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup will be played in Brazil. Its "Football for the Planet" progra ...
Brazil in World Cup waste recycling push
World Cup organizers said Wednesday that an estimated 320 tons of solid waste which the June 12 to July 13 event is expected to generate will be sent for recycling.
How will the 2014 World Cup ball swerve?
There are now only a few months to go until the biggest sporting event of 2014 – the FIFA World Cup in Brazil – and questions are being asked. Will the stadiums be ready? Are the airports ready for the crowds? ...
What's the sound of a hundred thousand soccer fans?
Mention vuvuzela to soccer fans, and they may cringe. The plastic horn rose to prominence during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where tens of thousands of those instruments blared in packed stadiums. The loud, buzzing ...
World Cup football is a risk factor for domestic violence
Domestic abuse increases during England World Cup football matches – especially if the team lose.
FIFA pick GoalControl for Confederations Cup
Football's world governing body on Tuesday said that German company GoalControl will provide the goal-line technology at this year's Confederations Cup in Brazil.
The aerodynamics of speed skiing
(Phys.org) —By studying the aerodynamics of speed skiing, Engineering student Robert Sills is developing methods to improve results of the British Speed Ski Team by reducing aerodynamic drag.
Goal-line technology and how it works
Ever since the dawn of football, governing bodies have been looking for ways to avoid controversial refereeing decisions.
Tatu-bola, 2014 World Cup mascot, could vanish soon
The three-banded armadillo, a threatened species chosen as the official mascot for the 2014 World Cup, could disappear entirely within decades, a Brazilian NGO has warned.
Hawk-Eye firm hopes for 'phantom goal'
Hawk-Eye chiefs are hoping for a Frank Lampard-like "ghost goal" at the Club World Cup, its managing director said Saturday, as the goal-line technology prepares to make its competitive debut.
Ref has 'final word' on goal-line technology
Referees can reject the use of goal-line technology or even overrule it in the Club World Cup, which starts this week in Japan, a senior FIFA official said.
Free agency for European soccer had little effect, study says
The overall effects of European soccer's "Bosman ruling" appear to have been fairly minor, a new University of Illinois at Chicago study finds.
Weight, height, and experience key to Rugby World Cup success
Rugby teams with the tallest backs, heaviest forwards, and greatest amount of collective experience are likely to be the most successful at World Cup level, reveals research published online in the British Journal of Sports Me ...
Record 10,000 tweets per second at Super Bowl
Twitter said users were firing off a record 10,000 tweets per second in the final three minutes of the Super Bowl.