On May 17, 2018, ONE Championship held the inaugural “What’s Next in Global Sports” conference at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. This was in partnership with Nielsen Sports, the leading source of sports measurement, analytics and insights around the world.
The “What’s Next in Global Sports” conference tackled the driving factors behind Asia’s rise on the global sports stage. It featured a list of notable guests, including two of the most prominent Olympians in history, Olympic swimmers Michael Phelps and Joseph Schooling.
During the conference, leaders participated in dynamic discussions on the key technology, media and marketing trends shaping the future of the sports industry. Phelps said, “It’s an honor to grace this event with the who’s who of the industry.”
“We are now living in the digital age,” Phelps continued. “The sporting world is now going into that direction, as well. In order to grow, we have to adapt to it. We have to innovate and be available on all these digital platforms.”
“Every single technological innovation in delivery of content advances sports to its potential,” the Olympic swimmer added. “It benefits the athletes and the organizers. More opportunities are upon the sporting world. This is all good news for all of us.”
Recently, ONE Championship launched its mobile app as it aims to provide millions of martial arts fans around the world with access to every live event of the organization as well as the complete library of digital content all free. All of the 11 bouts at “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” in Singapore on May 18, 2018 will be streamed live and for free.
As a special guest, Phelps will attend “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams,” which will be headlined by reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee of Singapore and her challenger Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi of Japan. The Olympic swimmer expressed his exuberance of being at cageside to witness the action firsthand.
“I am super excited,” Phelps said. “It’s going to be a treat. I am already looking forward to it, and good luck to all athletes competing on the card this Friday.”
Capturing a total of 28 medals including a record-setting 23 gold medals, Phelps is the most decorated swimmer in history. He called it a career and almost two years ago, and now, he is focusing on charity works.
Meanwhile, here is a short documentary featuring Phelps: