Featured Story

Hangin' With... Rugby Football Union Chief Commercial Officer Sophie Goldschmidt

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 21 / 14

SOPHIE GOLDSCHMIDT is the chief commercial officer for the Rugby Football Union. She began her career with adidas, working as the brand’s tennis and women’s soccer sports marketing manager before holding roles at the WTA and the NBA. While at the NBA, she was instrumental in bringing ...

Read More

Tags: People and Pop Culture, United Kingdom

More Stories

04/07/14
IOC Impressed With Tokyo 2020 Prep

IOC inspectors concluded their first meetings with organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday and said that "they were impressed with preparations" for the Games and inclusion of women on the board, according to the AP. Coordination Commission Chair John Coates "toured the venue sites and met w ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

04/04/14
Hawk-Eye Makes Badminton Debut

The Hawk-Eye replay system "has made its badminton debut at the India Open Super Series," according to IANS. After testing various instant-review technologies, the Badminton World Federation "has contracted Hawk-Eye Innovations to provide instant-reviews for major events." This includes Hawk-Eye&rsq ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

04/04/14
IIHF, NHL Yet To Hold Talks On '18 Games

The Int’l Ice Hockey Federation told SBD Global that it has not yet held talks with the NHL about the issue of player participation at the next Winter Olympics in South Korea. There is no guarantee that NHL players will compete in the 2018 PyeongChang Games, as the league is divided on the iss ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia, Europe, North America

04/04/14
S. Korean Clubs Against Publicizing Pay

The Korean Professional Football Federation’s announcement earlier this week that "it will make some players’ salaries public has caused controversy among clubs and athletes," according to Kwon Sang-soo of the KOREA JOONGANG DAILY. The football federation said that "it will require teams ...

Tags: Finance, Asia

04/03/14
IOC Chief Bach Appoints New Leaders

IOC President Thomas Bach appointed new leaders for 14 of the organization's 30 commissions, including key positions overseeing the marketing, press and finance commissions. Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda was named chair of the IOC’s marketing commission. The 66-year-old ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe, Japan

04/03/14
U.S. Leagues On Chinese Social Media

The NBA has by far the biggest presence on Chinese social media site Sina Weibo with more than 27 million followers. Social media agency Mailman took a look at the presence of major U.S. sports leagues and their individual team presences across Sina Weibo, China’s No. 1 social media channel. U ...

Tags: Media, China

04/03/14
CBA Finals Reach 162 Milion In China

The Chinese Basketball Association's Professional League Finals was broadcast to 162 million people on CCTV and other regional networks in China. This is a 26% increase for the six games. The sixth game on March 30 was a 98-88 Beijing Ducks win over Xinjiang. Beijing is led by former NBA player Step ...

Tags: Media, China

04/02/14
S. Korea Sports Ministry Launches Probe

South Korea's sports ministry "has launched a probe into seven winter sports federations in a bid to uncover any illegal activities and recover public trust in the organisations" ahead of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, according to Narae Kim of REUTERS. The ministry said in a statement on Tuesday th ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

04/02/14
Asian Games Seeks N. Korea Participation

The top organizer for this year's Asian Games in South Korea has asked the IOC "to help North Korea take part in the event," according to YONHAP. Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee President Kim Young-soo met with IOC President Thomas Bach during his visit on Monday to the Olympic Council of A ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

04/02/14
Ministry Accused Of Favoring Candidate

South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism "has been accused of attempting to parachute Chungnam National University scholar Lee Chang-sup into the chairman post at the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation," according to Jung Min-ho of the KOREA TIMES. The KSPF "is a powerful organization" ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug