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MAY 2018

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May 2018 10 www.sportseventsmagazine.com t SPORTS Talk years younger, in the 55-64 age group. Aside from older Ameri- cans, though, almost every generation is becoming more active, according to the PAC report. "As our population evolves and ages, it's exciting to see all age groups in new, fun activities," said Jolyn de Boer, Executive Director of the Tennis Industry Association. "Whether it's stand up pad- dling, pickleball, indoor golf or Cardio Tennis, we are seeing real growth and innovation in the ways Americans recreate." The study highlights the im- pact physical education has on the lifelong habits of Ameri- cans. The research gathered on physical education (PE) pro- grams shows that 78 percent of individuals who had PE in school remain active. The annual Participation Report measures overall levels of activity and identi- fies trends in more than 100 specific sports, fitness, and recreation activities. The research was conducted by Sports Marketing Surveys USA, and the findings are based on an annual online survey of 30,999 Americans age six and older. For more information, visit www.PhysicalActivity Council.com. International Olympic Committee Announces First Olympism in Action Forum BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is launch- ing the first ever Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 5 – 6. The event highlights the implementation of the reforms outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020. Scheduled before the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games, which takes place October 6 – 18, the Olympism in Action Forum aims to engage the public on how sport can create positive change around the world. The forum will bring together 1,500 participants, in- cluding athletes, international federations, business partners, UN agencies, National Olym- pic Committees, national gov- erning bodies, governments, private- and public-sector leaders, academics, media and the arts. Torres Named Little League International West Region Assistant Director SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Little League Interna- tional announced that Aaron Torres was named the new Tech Tools Below are tech tools recently introduced to the world of sports. Know of a cool tool or gadget? E-mail us at info@sportseventsmagazine.com. For Improved Performance Footbeat Repair and Recovery For Feet t t ORBI Prime Develops First 360-Degree Recording Eyewear Footbeat is contained within a pair of insoles and pushes a small pad in and out of the arch of the foot every 20 seconds. The pad adjusts to the height and contour of the arch to boost circulation in the surrounding muscles and tissue, moving up to 25cc of blood up the deep veins of the legs. It is not a compression sleeve, foot wrap or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit. No wires, tubes or compressors are needed during operation. The device is worn inside the shoe and pairs with an app to press into the arch every 20 seconds to increase blood flow to the foot. The Recovery Kit Sport includes one pair of insoles with engines, one pair of Mocs (the lightweight slippers specifically designed for the Footbeat insole and engines), one remote, one charger, two pairs of socks and a tote bag. The kit retails for $449.00. n More information: www.footbeat.com ORBI is embedding four 1080p HD cameras into 360-degree eyewear video recording glasses. Users wearing the recording glasses leave their hands free and avoid the hassle of mounts and extra equipment. With ORBI's video-stitching and mobile editing software on the go, users can instantly share videos with friends, family and social networks through ORBI Prime's built-in Wi-Fi. ORBI Prime will begin shipping in August and will be available for $399. n More information: www.orbiprime.com

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