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OpenTrack Community Group

This group aims to develop an open standard for interchange of data in Athletics (including Track and Field), running and related disciplines. Such a standard should allow the development of better software to manage the sport, resulting in major savings of time for volunteers; more efficient management of events and federations; and more enjoyment for participants and fans.

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This group aims to develop an open standard for interchange of data in Athletics (including Track and Field), running and related disciplines. Such a standard should allow the development of better software to manage the sport, resulting in major savings of time for volunteers; more efficient management of events and federations; and more enjoyment for participants and fans.


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This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2017-01-28 by Andy Robinson. The following people supported its creation: Andy Robinson, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Peter Kennedy, Tom Conlon, Martín Álvarez, chiheb Kaibi, Nicolas Launois, Nicholas Gould. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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