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Live scores is a type of service offered by many sports-related websites and broadcasters as well as online sports betting operators. The idea of live scores is to provide real time information about sports results from various disciplines. Live scores are usually free and are very popular among sports betting enthusiasts, as they allow viewing collected data on many sports events. In the past, live score services were only available on TV through teletext or on the radio. There are now many websites providing live scores. It is possible to follow live results of many events at the same time. Some sites provide additional information, such as a player list, card details, substitution and an online chat where sports fans can gather and discuss the current event. Several sports organizations such Major league baseball and the National Football League have set up their own networks to deliver live scores via mobile phones.
This sport use live scores during all the events, using some sensors on the track. During the last World Championships, IAAF used SEIKO systems. During the last European Athletics, EAA used Omega systems. The Portuguese athletics federation use a live results system developed by Lap2Go. This system was used during the European Cup Race Walking 2011, at Olhão (Portugal).
Websites, programs, and broadcasting networks providing live scores:
- Murray, Scott (2010). Football For Dummies, p. 268. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0470664401
- Doorley, John and Garcia, Helio Fred (2006). Reputation Management: The Key to Successful Public Relations and Corporate Communication, p. 113. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0415974704
- Lap2Go. "Live Results". Retrieved 2013-06-02.
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