No-fly zones will be declared over every training ground and every stadium during matches. Anti-drone measures that will intercept the drones and take control of them if they are spotted will be used.
An emergency drill was performed in April that imagined a drone carrying chemical agents. The attendance is expected to surpass the previous 2012’s edition in Poland and Ukraine which attracted 1.44 million people, by 30%.
Euro 2016 Chief of Security Ziad Khoury told the Associated Press, “Let’s say it is a dissuasive measure that didn’t exist at previous sports events.
There had been a bit of a tussle between the two leading goal-line technology providers, GoalControl, which was tested by FIFA two years ago and the Hawk-Eye system that is favored in U.K. and Germany and already in use in cricket, tennis and rugby matches.
UEFA has decided to with the Hawk-Eye that uses seven camera to track the flight of the ball and indicates through a vibrating device to the referee that a goal has been scored.
Nokia’s OZO camera, that was successfully tested in this year’s Champion’s League Finals will be giving its cutting-edge treatment to live broadcasts of England’s charges in the Euros.
Each of England’s matches will be filmed in 360-degrees, offering a fully immersive virtual reality experience. A few of Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland’s matches too will be stream live in VR.
Earlier, coaches used to count on their own instincts and make their judgement on player’s fitness and the likes. They still will use their instincts, only it will be heightened by the use of a lot of raw data being calculated while the players train or play during matches. Managers will have information on player’s fatigue level, collision load and distance covered to make smart decisions on the field.
The broadcast too will be data-rich, so much to a point that sometimes they will feel like actual betting-sheets instead of team stats. But wearables are here to stay and promotion in huge tournaments like the Euro will only make them more common.