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A wireless charging table-top (Chargifi)
Article
6 Nov 2017

An increasing number of sports stadia are installing wireless charging in hospitality suites and communal areas to cater for the latest generation of mobile phones. Ben Cronin asks Dan Bladen, chief executive of wireless charging company Chargifi, about the technology.

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Empty seats on show as Los Angeles Chargers host the Miami Dolphins at StubHub Center in September (Getty Images)
Article
1 Nov 2017

The number of people watching NFL games in stadiums and on television has fallen significantly over the last few years. Richard Clarke assesses whether empty seats and poor ratings are signs of a permanent decline.

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The inaugural Urban Cycling World Championships will take place from November 8-12 (Getty Images)
Article
13 Oct 2017

The UCI is debuting a new annual event in China that brings BMX Freestyle and Mountain Bike Eliminator trials to urban settings. Rob Ridley examines the potential of two events that bring inner-city architecture into play.

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The Pro Kabaddi League has seen phenomenal growth since it was founded in 2014 (Getty Images)
Article
12 Oct 2017

Kabaddi is several thousand years old and played by millions of people, but has only taken off as a commercial proposition in the last four years thanks to the launch of the Star India-backed Pro Kabaddi League. Frank Dunne finds out more.

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