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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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Fast Retailing To Unify Wages

As part of its efforts to recruit skilled workers and expand its global business by offering higher wages, the operator of the Uniqlo clothing chain "will unify its payment system for its employees and executives worldwide," according to KYODO. Employees of Fast Retailing Co. around the world in th ...

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04/23/13
David Stern Discusses India Trip

NBA Commissioner David Stern recently returned from his first trip to India. The twofold mission of the trip: Help grow the sport of basketball in that country and help develop the NBA’s brand there as well. Stern’s public agenda included an April 8 NBA Cares event in Mumbai held in conj ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India, North America

04/23/13
Nike Indonesia Considering Expansion

Nike Indonesia President Dir Jeff Perkins met with Indonesian Industry Minister M.S. Hidayat on Friday "to discuss the possibilities of making Indonesia the biggest manufacturing base for the company," according to INVESTOR DAILY. Hidayat: "Basically, Jeff Perkins was pretty happy with [Nike's] inve ...

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04/23/13
Singapore Enjoying Horseracing Revival

Singapore’s "once moribund horseracing scene is staging a comeback," according to Jeremy Grant of the FINANCIAL TIMES. For years, attendance at Singapore’s only racecourse "was thin as punters were put off by modest prize money and the low quality of the race horses." The arrival of cas ...

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04/19/13
Mumbai Tigers Confirm I-League Bid

Rajen Kilachand, chairman of Dubai-based conglomerate Dodsal Group, which owns Indian second tier side FC Mumbai Tigers, "has confirmed his intention to bid for an I-League franchise in next month's auction," according to Ashley Hammond of GULF NEWS. The All India Football Federation is accepting bi ...

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04/19/13
European Tour Event A Go In Korea

Golf's European Tour "is keeping a close eye on developments on the Korean peninsula" ahead of the Ballantine's Championship in Seoul, South Korea next week, but organizers said that "it will be business as usual," according to Tony Jimenez of REUTERS. There "has been hostility in the region for w ...

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04/19/13
Singapore Inks Record Apparel Deal

The Singapore Athletic Association has "signed a new apparel sponsor" in Key Power International, the Singapore distributor of U.S. sports apparel company Brooks and Australian compression brand 2XU, according to Chan U-gene of the STRAITS TIMES. The three-year sponsorship deal "starts this year" an ...

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04/18/13
MP & Silva Acquires FIFA Media Rights

Int'l media rights company MP & Silva has secured a deal for the exclusive rights to distribute FIFA's tournaments in Vietnam between '13-14 for the first time, including the 2014 World Cup. MP & Silva will be the exclusive distributer for TV rights across cable, satellite and terrestri ...

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04/18/13
Tokyo 2020 CEO Vows 'Safe' Games

Tokyo 2020 CEO Masato Mizuno vowed Tuesday to ensure safety if the city wins the 2020 Summer Games, "as the sporting world reeled from twin blasts at the Boston Marathon," according to the AFP. Mizuno: "First of all, Tokyo is one of the safest cities in the world. We'll do our best to prevent ...

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04/17/13
Istanbul's 2020 Media-Friendly Porposals

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