Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Forging the bond between coach and athlete over Skype

As athletes climb to higher levels of competition, their relationship with their coach becomes more essential – and way more complex. Few manage that intricate bond better than top NCAA and Olympic swimming coach Kim Brackin. Founder of Brackin Elite… Read more

Cricket Teams Settle Playoff Match over Skype

Scotland is known for many things but good weather is not one of them. While the Scots pride themselves on being tougher than their climate, the popular sport of cricket is dependent on windows of dry weather between the inevitable… Read more

Friends and Family Are Behind Athletes' Glory

The glory in a televised sporting event is focused on crossing the finish line, shooting the game-winning goal or the moment when the judges reveal their top scores. But that moment of magnificence is just the conclusion of a lengthy… Read more

Tired of running the gauntlet on your daily commute?

Sometimes getting to and from the office can be a real feat of strength – sweaty, exhausting and epically long, no matter what city you live in. London is a fitting example at the moment, where overcoming the obstacles of… Read more

Mo Farah: global athlete connects his many worlds with Skype

Mohammed "Mo" Farah is a truly global athlete. Born in Somalia, raised in the United Kingdom and currently training in Portland, Oregon, this track star is a gold-medal favorite in the 5000 and 1000 meter run in this summer's… Read more

Beckham's first coach in disbelief as David misses out on the Olympics

During the run-up to the Olympics, Skype will be airing a number of exclusive interviews with friends and family of top Olympic athletes. Today, David Beckham’s first coach, Stuart Underwood, expresses his disbelief that Beckham wasn’t selected for GB’s football… Read more

Attention Football Fans: There's a New Skype Emoticon for You

With the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship in full swing, many football (that’s soccer for you Americans, a term that also works) fans across the globe have been glued to their seats rooting for their favorite team! Whether you’re at… Read more

Batter up! Use Skype to stay in touch during baseball season.

It's the new Major League Baseball season. Celebrate your love of the sport with Skype calls, instant messaging and video calls. See Skype.com for more. Read more

Screen Share Your NCAA Bracket Selection

The month of March marks a beloved time of year for sports enthusiasts' across the United States. The Men's NCAA Basketball tournament, also known as "March Madness," spans a majority of the month with 67 games played before one college… Read more

Skype and sports: a winning combination

More athletes are using Skype video calls and group calls to stay on top of their game. See http://www.skype.com for more. Read more

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