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81 Sport Innovations

— September 26, 2008 — Eco
The future of sports is upon us, and these innovations are here to prove it. The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games were only the beginning.

Future sports stadiums will either become greener or more opulent, as will sporting goods. New sports will evolve in the future, combining the best and most difficult attributes of their parent sports to shock, show off and inspire awe. Extreme sports will become even more extreme as popularity rises and creativity fluorishes.

Elite athletes will become elevated to iconic status; devotion and fan worship will rival that of religious worship in its fervor. As true cultural icons, these athletes will seamlessly penetrate into previously separate realms like fashion, entertainment, politics and literature. And sports fashion will be taken seriously by the world at large--not just athletes who seek clothing that fits properly.

Read on to see the future sports innovations that will make waves all over the world.
5.4
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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All You Can Eat Seats
All You Can Eat Seats
Stadiums Feed the Masses
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80
Speed Radar for Baseball
Speed Radar for Baseball
The Glove Radar
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79
Sports Salaries Keep Skyrocketing
Sports Salaries Keep Skyrocketing
French Soccer Player Gets $170MM
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78
Interactive Reality Sports Show
Interactive Reality Sports Show
BC START Basketball Club
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77
Ballparks with Touch Screen Seats
Ballparks with Touch Screen Seats
Cisco Field
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76
Streaming Sunday Football
Streaming Sunday Football
NFL on the Web
<
75
Concept Sports Phones
Concept Sports Phones
Nokia Euro 2008 Mobile?
<
74
Return of Hand-Eye Coordination Sports
Return of Hand-Eye Coordination Sports
Cup Stacking
<
73
Urban Basketball Innovations
Urban Basketball Innovations
Freestyle Horse
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72
Anti-Hype Asymmetrical Advertising
Anti-Hype Asymmetrical Advertising
Nomis Football Boots
<
71
20,000 Square Foot Video Screen
20,000 Square Foot Video Screen
Dallas Cowboys Stadium
<
70
Transformer Athletes
Transformer Athletes
Rafael Nadal vs. Alien for Kia
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69
Basketball Superheroes
Basketball Superheroes
Maccabi Elite Team of Heroes for Nike
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68
Orange Peels
Orange Peels
Athletes Using Performance Enhancing Peels
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67
Wear Your iPod on Your Neck
Wear Your iPod on Your Neck
nekFIT for Music-Loving Athletes
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66
Bamboo Snow Equipment
Bamboo Snow Equipment
Monument Snowboards
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65
Gay Athletes
Gay Athletes
High School and College Athletes Coming Out Sooner Than Ever
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64
Solar Powered Arcade Game
Solar Powered Arcade Game
Soccermania
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63
Bejing Olympics Architecture
Bejing Olympics Architecture
Herzog & de Meuron's National Stadium
<
62
Eco Football
Eco Football
Super Bowl to Use Only Renewable Energy
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61
Nike Donates $500,000 Field Made of Recycled Running Shoes
Nike Donates $500,000 Field Made of Recycled Running Shoes
<
60
Football as a Religion?
Football as a Religion?
The Hand of God Church
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59
Athletes as Fashion Journalists
Athletes as Fashion Journalists
Sean Avery Interns at Vogue
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58
5 Gadgets For Football Fans
5 Gadgets For Football Fans
Super Bowl 2008 Must-Haves
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57
Olympic Athlete Butter Sculptures
Olympic Athlete Butter Sculptures
Silver Medal Gymnast Shawn Johnson in Grease
<
56
Robot Soccer
Robot Soccer
Androids Dream of Soccer Glory
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55
Student Sport Photography
Student Sport Photography
College Football on Flickr
<
54
Snobby Sporting Equipment
Snobby Sporting Equipment
World's Most Expensive Surf Board
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53
Football-Flavored Soda
Football-Flavored Soda
NFL Inpires Jones
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52
See-Through Stadium
See-Through Stadium
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51
Wireless Football Helmets
Wireless Football Helmets
Monitor Head Injuries
<
50
Baseball Batting Robot
Baseball Batting Robot
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49
Baseball Couture
Baseball Couture
Alyssa Milano's MLB Fashion Line
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48
Top 7 Innovations in Extreme Sports Photography
Top 7 Innovations in Extreme Sports Photography
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47
Customised Sports Furniture
Customised Sports Furniture
Dorophy Tang for Adidas in Beijing
<
46
Movement Sensitive Textiles
Movement Sensitive Textiles
Motion Responsive Sportswear
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45
$154,350 Stadium Seats
$154,350 Stadium Seats
Dallas Cowboys Billion Dollar Stadium
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44
Fusion Controllers
Fusion Controllers
Play Golf or Throw a Football in Next Gen Video Games
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43
Co-Branded MP3 Basketball Sneakers
Co-Branded MP3 Basketball Sneakers
Zune Reebok Answer XI
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42
Air-Conditioned Sports Equipment
Air-Conditioned Sports Equipment
Control Freek Tennis Racquet
<
41
Flatpack Stadiums
Flatpack Stadiums
2012 London Olympics Architecture
<
40
Superhero Soccer Campaigns
Superhero Soccer Campaigns
Transformers and Ironman for Football and EURO 2008
<
39
Basketball Superstars as Models
Basketball Superstars as Models
LeBron James Covers Vogue
<
38
Soccer Star Models
Soccer Star Models
Samsung Ads Blend Risque With Talent
<
37
Beijing Olympic Bamboo Replicas
Beijing Olympic Bamboo Replicas
Birds Nest Stadium: The Village Version
<
36
Waterfront Sports Restaurants
Waterfront Sports Restaurants
CBS Scene
<
35
7 Olympic Shoe Innovations
7 Olympic Shoe Innovations
Tech Shoes Help Athletes Going for Gold
<
34
3-in-1 Sports Gear
3-in-1 Sports Gear
Zerofra 360
<
33
Football + Fashion (For Girls!)
Football + Fashion (For Girls!)
<
32
Athlete Comedians
Athlete Comedians
Michael Phelps to Host SNL
<
31
Olympic Triathlete Models
Olympic Triathlete Models
Vanessa Fernandes for Nike
<
30
Luxury Sporting Goods
Luxury Sporting Goods
Football Meets Fashion
<
29
Fashion Shows in Olympic Stadiums
Fashion Shows in Olympic Stadiums
Flojo Tribute Fashion Show
<
28
The Stadiums of the Future
The Stadiums of the Future
<
27
22 Player Foosball
22 Player Foosball
Amstel Table Football XXL
<
26
Pushing the Boundaries of Athletic Shoes
Pushing the Boundaries of Athletic Shoes
Puma's LA Cali Shoes with Gold
<
25
The Adidas Football Cathedral
The Adidas Football Cathedral
<
24
Wireless Timepiece For Athletes
Wireless Timepiece For Athletes
Nike+ Amp Watch Monitors Runs
<
23
Billionaire Athletes
Billionaire Athletes
Tiger Woods on Track for 2011
<
22
Luxury Game Tables
Luxury Game Tables
Foosball for the Fashionable
<
21
Customizable Hi-Tech Soccer Shoes
Customizable Hi-Tech Soccer Shoes
Adidas F50 TUNiT
<
20
2008 Olympic Architecture
2008 Olympic Architecture
China's Stadium Designs
<
19
Extreme Sports Cameras
Extreme Sports Cameras
Rush
<
18
Sports Awards Fashion
Sports Awards Fashion
ESPY Awards Celebrity Outfits
<
17
Soccer Contact Lenses
Soccer Contact Lenses
World Cup Eye Balls
<
16
Worldcup Stadium Made With 1 Million Parts of Lego
Worldcup Stadium Made With 1 Million Parts of Lego
<
15
Nike Unveils Fitted Uniforms for Top Basketball Schools
Nike Unveils Fitted Uniforms for Top Basketball Schools
Bizarre
<
14
Bossaball
Bossaball
Volleyball + Soccer + Gymnastics
<
13
Extreme Eastern European Sports
Extreme Eastern European Sports
Czech Republic Rock Jumping
<
12
Extreme City Sports
Extreme City Sports
Urban Cliff Diving
<
11
Athletes As Religious Figures
Athletes As Religious Figures
Tiger Woods Walks on Water in EA Sports Ad
<
10
Luxury Soccer Shoes
Luxury Soccer Shoes
New Football Boot by Hummel
<
9
Underground Stadiums
Underground Stadiums
The Wall for 2018 World Cup in Qatar
<
8
Soccer Ball Vending Machine
Soccer Ball Vending Machine
Nike Joga3 in NYC
<
7
Sports Fan Cemeteries
Sports Fan Cemeteries
The Hamburg SV Cemetery
<
6
19 Green Urbanations
19 Green Urbanations
Honouring the New Yankee Stadium Green Space
<
5
Designer Sports Fashion
Designer Sports Fashion
Adidas by Stella McCartney Fall 2008 Collection
<
4
Extreme Sports Fusion
Extreme Sports Fusion
Rally Car Racing Meets Snowboarding
<
3
Chanel Tennis Racket
Chanel Tennis Racket
Sport Equipment For The Brand Conscious
<
2
Body Paint Sportswear
Body Paint Sportswear
Emma-Jane Cammack's Art of Sport
<
1
Au Natural Olympians
Au Natural Olympians
Naked Powerade Athletes Show Their Muscles
<