Quote of the Day

"A circus is a good clean way of putting it."
-- Great Britain bobsleigher John Jackson, criticizing the IOC for allowing Russians to compete in bobsled and skeleton events at PyeongChang qualifiers. (BBC, 1/8)
Tuesday January 9, 2018 Vol. 6 — No. 144 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Trying Again

    F1 "plans to revamp the merchandise experience for fans next year," adopting the "souvenir tent" concept that "proved to be a flop" in NASCAR, according to Jonathan Noble of MOTORSPORT. In '15, NASCAR announced a 10-year agreement with Fanatics, which will be working on the F1 project, to "help streamline the sales of trackside souvenir products." While the idea "seemed great on paper, the experience left fans feeling flat."

  • Gaining Support

    French Rugby Federation signs Altrad Group as jersey sponsor.

  • The Next Step

    Fanatics Int'l is opening a Tokyo office that will be led by Masanori Kawana.

  • On The Air

    Seven Network gets rights for PyeongChang Paralympics.

  • Placing A Bet

    Serie A Side AC Milan signs Vwin as first regional partner in Asia.

  • New Talent

    FA enlists "creatives" for new campaign for FA Cup.

  • Pitching In

    Coutinho agrees to pay £11.5M of transfer fee to ensure smooth exit.

  • Under Attack

    PyeongChang Games targeted by hacking campaign.

  • Opening Doors

    Saudi women welcome at football stadiums this weekend for the first time.

  • The Right Call

    Officials exec warns VAR won't result in perfect calls.

  • The E Ticket

    Chinese company Kingzone buys Korean esports team Longzhu Gaming.

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