United World Wrestling (UWW) has selected slomo.tv and its videoReferee-SR system to help adjudicate all forthcoming matches, notably for the planned 2021 and 2024 Olympic Games.
The Switzerland-based international governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling, UWW includes representatives from 176 national federations and presides over international competitions for various forms of wrestling.
Sébastien Guenat, director of the IT department at UWW, said: “While looking for solutions to increase the fairness of the refereeing during international events, UWW found Slomo.tv to be the ideal solution. Increasing the numbers of cameras gave our referees a better tool to make the correct decision. Also, the stability of the system’s software allowed us to respond to 100% of the challenges requested by the coaches in the last two years.”
According to Guenat, UWW has been cooperating with Slomo.tv for the last two years on the implementation of video-refereeing at its international competitions. To date, the systems have been deployed at more than 20 world competitions and will be used for the Olympic cycle through 2024. The system’s compact size and light weight was a significant factor for transport between competitions in many different parts of the world. Positive users experience and comfort with the equipment throughout this period a key driver for purchasing additional systems. Currently, the UWW has five systems.