Big Data can make sport “an overwhelming power for good”, says Ban Ki-moon

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has used his opening remarks to the SportAccord Summit in Gold Coast to say that sport can serve as an “overwhelming power for good in the world”.

The theme of this year’s Summit is Big Data, and Ban used the opportunity of his opening address to reinforce the connections between how data is used in sport and politics, emphasising that he had made data a key part of his political career, particularly his focus on sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. 

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