Introducing `power bats, an innovative sensor-powered sticker that measures the quality of a player’s shot by capturing data and analyzing impact characteristics through wireless sensor technology and cloud analytics. This unique non-intrusive sensor platform weighing less than 5 grams is stuck behind the bat as a sticker to measure the quality, speed, twist and swing of the bat and the power transferred from the ball to bat at impact. These parameters are used to compute quality of the shot to help professional as well as amateur players, coaches and all stakeholders involved in the game to help improve a player`s performance with data-driven feedback.
In 2003, in a game between Denmark and Iran, an Iranian player mistook a whistle from the crowd as being the referee’s half-time signal, and picked the ball up with his hands in the penalty area. The referee gave Denmark a penalty kick, but following consultation with national team coach Morten Olsen, Morten Wieghorst missed the penalty on purpose as a token of fair play, and Denmark lost 1–0. Wieghorst received an Olympic Committee fair play award.
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