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35th National Games to be a hi-tech affair

35th National Games to be a hi-tech affair

Thiruvananthapuram: A range of high-end sports technologies ranging from advanced TSR (Timing, Scoring and Results) system to instant scoring and replay mechanisms will be some of the major highlights of the 35th edition of the National Games to be held in Kerala from January 31, 2015.

For the first time in the history of the Games, the hi-tech TSR System, which delivers accurate results instantaneous to judges and spectators will be used, the organisers said here today in a release.

"Instant scoring mechanism and live display of scores through the matric mechanism for in all venues will ensure transparency in results," it said.

Athletics, one of the most exciting events, will kick off with an electronic starting gun supported by unique censoring techniques to monitor foul starts. Photo finish cameras that operate at a hustle of 5000 frames per second will be in use to record results with maximum meticulousness, it said.

Electronic Distance Measuring (EDM) tools will be used for short put, javelin throws and jumps for accuracy in the fortnight-long event, to be held in seven districts across the state, it said.

LED metric display will be in place for Aquatics for timely display of scores and timing, while an instant replay system will be available for events like boxing, taekwondo, fencing and wrestling to prevent any attempts of foul-play.

Large-sized LCD televisions and electronic scoreboards will be provided in the venues of popular games like tennis, basketball, hockey, badminton, volleyball and football, it added.

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