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Love of the Game Holds First Ever UK Hackathon

Solutions to sport’s head injury crisis emerge from UK’s first virtual sporting ‘Hackathon’ Last weekend, Love of the Game (LOTG), the campaign which seeks to reduce concussion-related issues in sport, hosted the UK’s first sporting hackathon, to find actionable solutions to one of the greatest problems facing our modern games – early-onset dementia caused by …

DCMS backs Love of the Game’s pioneering sporting Hackathon

Ahead of Love of the Game’s landmark Hakathon this weekend, we are pleased to have the support of the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and its Minister for Sport and Tourism Nigel Huddleston. Ahead of the event Nigel said: “This ground-breaking Hackathon is a wonderfully creative innovation aimed at finding solutions to …

Pillars of Engagement

Love of the Game represents a meeting of minds from across sport, science, business, technology and government. With an open-source approach to information sharing and an unwavering focus on driving actionable solutions, the initiative will address the following three pillars of engagement: Education Diagnosis Treatment Prevention

Objectives

The Love of the Game aims to: • Reduce risk to players and speed recovery• Reduce risk of early onset dementia in athletes• Maintain sports as we know and love them• Reduce fear of taking part• Lengthen sporting careers• Encourage inter-sport collaboration on concussion-related issues

Our Mission

Protect the player. Protect the sport. We are an impassioned community of athletes, players, fans, innovators and experts, united by our love of sport and the desire to, not only protect players of all ages from the potentially devastating impact of head injuries, but also to protect the integrity of the sports we know and …

Overview

Love of the Game is a new campaign which seeks to reduce concussion-related issues arising from contact and non-contact sports. LOTG takes a solutions-based approach to developing new technologies that prevent, diagnose and treat head injuries in sport.

Simon Shaw MBE

A Message from Our President “As a former sportsperson competing at the highest level on the international stage, I’ve seen the impact of head injuries on those around me – and also felt it myself. Sadly, too often it’s only after your career that you reflect on the risks taken and the damage you may …