Action Replay

Photo finish in a horse race
© RaceTech
Blackpool FC trainer Alex Wilson with a 'football robot' at Bloomfield Road ground
Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group/SSPL © Mirrorpix/Associated Press

Go behind the scenes to discover the tech, kit and tricks of the trade used to capture the drama of live sport.

From the very first TV cameras to the latest developments in videogames, media technology has shaped how we view sport—and the way we watch some of the world’s biggest events has inspired surprising innovations.

Explore the amazing stories behind unforgettable TV moments, find out how sports events are transmitted around the world, and see how eSports are changing the game. Step into a studio and try your hand at being a commentator—do you have what it takes to keep up with the action as it happens?

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