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Ironman To Continue Expansion Beyond Triathlon Following Wanda Acquisition

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

Ironman is planning to continue its global expansion by adding other endurance sports, beyond triathlon, to its event portfolio, company CMO Chris Stadler said. Ironman’s parent company, World Triathlon Corp., was acquired by China’s Dalian Wanda Group in Aug. ’15 in a $650M deal. ...

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Tags: Franchises, North America, China

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12/09/16
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Ironman To Expand Events Portfolio

Ironman is planning to continue its global expansion by adding other endurance sports, beyond triathlon, to its event portfolio, company CMO Chris Stadler said. Ironman’s parent company, World Triathlon Corp., was acquired by China’s Dalian Wanda Group in Aug. ’15 in a $650M deal. ...

Tags: Franchises, North America, China

12/08/16
SportsBusiness Daily Global: McLaren Says Alonso 'Not Available'

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Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

12/01/16
SportsBusiness Daily Global: FIA Confirms 20-Race F1 Season In '17

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

11/29/16
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Hutton: ‘Business-Changing Decision’

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Tags: Media, Europe

11/28/16
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Bayern Munich Presents Record Numbers

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Tags: Finance, Europe

11/22/16
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Brown Accepts Senior Role At McLaren

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Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

11/22/16
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Bayer Leverkusen Coming To America

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Tags: Europe, Franchises

11/11/16
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Hangin' With ... Jodi Wilmott

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Australia, North America

11/04/16
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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America, Australia

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: 'No Timeframe' For NRL Game In Hawaii

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Australia, North America

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