AIBA Brings Live Results To Fans

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AIBA run a number of competitions from Olympic qualifying events through to Men’s and Women’s World Championships and Youth World Championships. They wanted a mechanism which allowed their fans to be able to view detailed results from current running tournaments, so they could keep up to date with the results and analyse the results after the tournament had finished.

A presence on the website for live results was required. We were asked to explore both a results page and a widget. The results were to be sourced from their data.

In the first instance we developed a widget which could display live results on their Homepage. We created a solution which allowed visitors to see data for competition bouts which were currently taking place. The default open tab showed the current / most recent bout.

When a competition is active, visitors are able to see the two latest bouts at the top of the table with the following tabular data underneath the live bout. Each row representing a bout with the following fields:

■ Date
■ Bout
■ Weight category
■ Red corner
       ■ Boxer name
       ■ Boxer country
       ■ Boxer flag
■ Blue corner
       ■ Boxer name
       ■ Boxer country
       ■ Boxer flag
■ Results

To prove the concept, we built the live results widget. Based on our observations we knew that when live events were running the site received heavy traffic. We had to engineer the solution so that it could reliably source the information live, without a page reload and without impacting site and database performance. The live results widget was built with very specific cache tolerances so that the objectives outlined by AIBA could be achieved.

The live widget was well received and functioned as intended without refreshing the page to see new results. There was no impact on the site or database performance even under heavy traffic. The widget is highly customisable which enables AIBA to have full control over its function.

The concept proved successful and the plan now is to expand the project to include the live results page using our learnings and observations to create the best solution for AIBA.

We are now looking to develop the Competition section of the site so that a new template can be utilised for all AIBA competitions. This new template will also allow visitors to analyse historic results.

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