Quote of the Day
"G4S has let the country down and we have literally had to send in the troops."-- Labour MP Keith Vaz, on the British Home Office having to call up troops for Olympic duty after security provider G4S could not meet the demand. (FINANCIAL TIMES, 7/13)
After weeks of negotiating, Barclays and the Premier League have agreed to a new three-year deal for Barclays to continue as the global title sponsor of the Premier League until '16. The deal, worth £40M ($61.7M) a season to the Premier League, will run for three seasons from '13-14 to the end of the '15-16 season. The agreement includes the global title sponsorship of the Premier League and exclusive worldwide marketing rights, U.K. and int'l TV program accreditation, extensive advertising rights, match day tickets and hospitality, as well as joint community activity. Barclays and the Premier League will continue the Barclays Asia Trophy tournament and the Barclays Premier League Trophy Tour that will next visit Africa and the U.S.
Under Armour unveiled its kits for EPL Tottenham; Arsenal's new kits are "rubbish."
Brazilian bank OKs $195.3M for São Paulo arena that will host the World Cup opener.
European leagues are staying away from the summer transfer marketplace.
FIFA excused bribery as "something cultural" in South America and Africa.
Adidas is pulling products from online retailers to protect brand, marketing.
Chinese sports apparel brands have "lost favor" with country's hip middle-class buyers.
LOCOG says security 'under control' even though Home Office is calling in the troops.
UEFA will keep extra refs for Champions, Europa leagues, Super Cup.
- EPL Makes Barclays Extension Official
- Arsenal, Tottenham Reveal New Kits
- Adidas Ends eBay, Amazon Sales
- Bayern Munich Sells Out '12-13 Season
- China Brands Lose To Western Labels
- Malaysian Open Announces New Sponsors
- Aeroflot To Sponsor Russian Football Clu...
- Singapore National Games Adds Sponsor
- Marketplace Roundup