The sport of cycling has a rich history and tradition in this country. With roots back to the 1920s, the sport has embraced forward-thinking innovation and technology across its array of disciplines including road, track, mountain bike, and BMX. As cycling looks forward to global competition and developing the next generation of Olympic athletes, we’re proud to have announced our partnership with USA Cycling and look forward to connecting Team USA with the creative and innovative minds looking to keep the sport climbing above the rest.
Sports Tackle Racial Injustice | Comcast Donates to Cause
Aside from the pandemic, the world started talking about racial injustice. The Milwaukee Bucks sat out a playoff game after racial unrest south of their city in Kenosha, which continued the dialogue for athletes across the professional and collegiate sports landscape. Andre Iguodala was one of the key voices to the Bucks as the first vice-president of the NBA players’ union. “Obviously, it was a tough decision for the Bucks, and I think we all tried to think it through. There was a lot going on and a lot of emotions, and so you saw the other teams follow suit right afterward. We were showing our support—not just to the Bucks but to the whole league,” Iguodala recalled in a conversation with The New Yorker. One of the things that makes sports so profoundly connective is that it is a microcosm of the stories that make up who we are. Sports is the middle-ground where we can all exist and cheer together, and many of these important conversations about race, inclusion, and culture were put under the lights of pro sports and discussed at a high-level by the game’s brightest stars. In June, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts announced $100 million would be devoted over three years to combat racism and injustice. The money will lead efforts to “fight injustice and inequality against any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or ability,” Roberts wrote in a letter to employees.
😎 Looking Forward to 2021
Next year, we hope to continue our storytelling efforts and bring you the best and most important sports tech stories. We’ll have some exciting updates for this accelerator program as well as many new updates about who will be joining us in Atlanta. If this has been exciting to you and you’re considering applying to future opportunities, please keep us in mind and let us know how we can help you make your sports idea come to life!
⭐️ Until Next Year…
From all of us at Sports Tech, we want to wish you and yours a most wonderful, safe, and happy holiday season and New Year. We’ll be back in your inbox next year in January with all sorts of updates on the convergence of sports + tech, updates on our accelerator, and some other exciting news and updates.
— The SportsTech Team