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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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SportsBusiness Daily Global: IndyCar Could Return To Australia In '17

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Adidas Teams Up With Wanda Group

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: CPL Signs First U.S. Broadcast Deal

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Tags: Media, North America

SportsBusiness Daily Global: Stewart: U.S. 'Very Important' For F1

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom, North America

SportsBusiness Daily Global: Adidas, DFB Extend Kit Deal Until '22

Adidas and the German FA (DFB) on Monday officially renewed their long-term partnership for a further four years, though it was not the long-term deal the German sportswear company was hoping to sign. Adidas will remain the official kit supplier of Germany’s national football teams until &rsqu ...

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Stewart Weighs In On State Of F1

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Eurosport Secures Wimbledon Rights

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: WWE, PPTV Agree To Multi-Year Deal

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Tags: Media, North America, China

SportsBusiness Daily Global: Stewart Supports Move Into New Markets

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Bayern Munich Opens Chinese Office

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