Rights Holder / Governing Body category: Sports Technology Awards 2020

Rights Holder, Governing Body or Team of the Year

This celebrates the rights holder, governing body, international federation or team which, thanks to the adoption, use or creation of technology, has shown itself to tangibly improve its work. This improvement can be either in a single, significant area or across its entire jurisdiction or organization.


Judges will review entries on the following criteria

  • What was the strategy behind this entry
  • How innovative, original, effective and technology-led was the delivery
  • How far reaching was the work (i.e. did it encompass sportsmen and women, performance staff, fans, advertisers, rights owners, sponsors, commercial partners or suppliers, the media etc.)
  • What technology was used, how was it used and how did it have a measurable impact
  • Quantitative and qualitative data supporting the entry (e.g. stats and third-party endorsements)

Download the category form  here


Multiple Entries can be used to give entrants a higher chance of winning or being shortlisted. If you have any questions regarding which category(ies) is best suited to your technology, please call our commercial team on +44 (020) 3150-2080

To explore the winning technology from last year see our   2019 Sports Technology Awards winners.


If you are interested in entering the ‘Rights Holder, Governing Body or Team of the Year’ category, here’s some more information on why it has been included in this year’s Sports Technology Awards.

The backbone of the sports industry are sports rights holders, sports governing bodies and sports teams, since they collectively own or oversee the majority of sports events, fixtures, athletes and players; they are custodians of the dreams of sports fans and the ambitions of sponsors. With their remits extending across welfare, marketing, finance, broadcast and legislation, what unites them is that they take sports technology very, very seriously.

So, what makes an innovative rights holder, governing body or sports team? This can be creating its own technology for the sport in which it operates; it can be incubating or accelerating solutions within its programme; alternatively, innovative sports organizations are often either early adopters or visionaries who ensure they facilitate their brand embracing important, relevant sports technology in a timely, effective way.

‘Rights Holder, Governing Body or Team of the Year’ is an established category and our judges tell us that they really enjoy seeing innovative sports technology developments amongst the entries.

As sports governing bodies, rights holders and sports teams continue to embrace sportstech, we look forward to honouring the most exciting and effective deliveries at the Sports Technology Awards ceremony in 2020.

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