Smart Sport, a project organised by the German Olympic Sports Federation and the EdTec Lab, was represented at two major sporting events in June 2017: from 3 to 10 June at the International German Turnfest Festival in Berlin, and then at the Ruhr Games in Hagen from 16 to 18 June.
In addition to spreading the word about the project, the aim of attending these events was to generate a wide range of sport and exercise videos to form the first video content available to Smart Sport app users. At the Turnfest Festival, the Smart Sport stand in the ICC area offered a varied programme for a young target audience. In addition, numerous sports enthusiasts made their own videos in the Olympic Park and during interactive activities: as part of ‘freestyle challenges’ and ‘trend sport sessions’, visitors to the stand were able to test their favourite tricks and sporting knowledge and try out new sports with their own individual Smart Sport video.
Around 110 students of the Department of Sport Science at Humboldt-Universität Berlin (Sport Education and Teaching Research Department) were deployed for the project and to generate content in the Turnfest Festival area. At the Ruhr Games in Hagen, creative sporting talents (with the aid of students) once again captured their knowledge in videos for the Smart Sport app. From push-up variants with multiple people and ‘Headis’ header table tennis to fancy juggling tricks, a total of 600 videos generated at these events showcasing a wide variety of leisure and trend sports will give the Smart Sport app a broad repertoire of sporting challenges to inspire teenagers and young adults to exercise.