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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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Thailand's sports authority "has threatened to intervene if the country's football association fails to hold its presidential elections by the middle of July." Last week, the FA of Thailand postponed its June 15 polls "to align itself with a new FIFA charter which will be ratified at a general meeti ...

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IPL Spot-Fixing Hasn't Impacted Brand

Advertisers and sponsors of the Indian Premier League "hope the scandal would not affect viewership of the tournament and impact its brand value," according to the PTI. Multi Screen Media, official broadcaster of the T20 format, said that fixing of matches by players of a particular team "would not ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

IPL Adds Security In Spot-Fixing Scandal

In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the Indian Premier League, the organizers of the T20 tournament have "stepped up security for the remaining four teams by providing them officers from its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit," according to the PTI. Both Mumbai Indians and Chennai ...

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Olympic Notes

Japan Wrestling Federation President Tomiaki Fukuda said Monday that wrestling "has done everything it can to try to stay on the Olympic program" beyond '16. Fukuda said, "As FILA, we've exhausted all our options. We'll just have to see how the IOC feels about it" ( KYODO, 5/20 ). ... A new "Mario ...

Tags: TES, Japan, Fila, IOC, Sonic, Olympics, Russia

LPGA Will Make Chinese Debut In October

The LPGA Tour will stage its first tournament in China at Beijing's Reignwood Pine Valley course from Oct. 3-6, according to SINA. The $1.8M Reignwood LPGA Classic "will be the first stop on a late-season Asian LPGA swing that includes stops in Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan before season-e ...

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IPL's TV Ratings On Sticky Wicket

The recent spot-fixing scandal and the beating the Indian Premier League brand is taking because of it "are not the only worries for the sporting extravaganza," according to Gaurav Laghate of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Its all-India TV ratings (TVR) are also falling as the enthusiasm among TV vie ...

Tags: Media, India

F1 IPO On Track Despite Legal Issues

A source close to private equity firm CVC Capital said that the company is targeting a $12B market capitalization for F1 "in its planned flotation on the Singapore stock exchange," according to Sylt & Reid of the London GUARDIAN. The initial public offering (IPO) of F1 "is on track to take place ...

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BCCI Appoints Anti-Corruption Chief

Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals "will file a criminal complaint against its three cricketers arrested for spot-fixing" even as a rattled Board of Control for Cricket in India said that "it would follow the rulebook before handing down punishment to the tainted trio, while unveiling measu ...

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IPL Online Viewership Grows 52%

Online viewership of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League "has surpassed last year's record figures by 52%," according to the ECONOMIC TIMES. Midway through the T20 cricket tournament, after 38 matches, "there has been a 52% growth in combine viewership" over '12 (75.2 mill ...

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Three Arrested For Spot-Fixing In IPL

Indian cricketer S. Sreesanth and two other bowlers belonging to the Rajasthan Royals Indian Premier League team "were arrested on Thursday for spot-fixing," according to the PTI. The three players received up to Rs. 60 lakh ($110,000) "for an over for giving away runs as per arrangements with booki ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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