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IndyCar Could Return To Australia's Surfers Paradise As Early As '17, Report Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 16

IndyCar is not ruling out a return of the series to Australia's Gold Coast as early as next season, but declined to comment further. North America's premier open-wheel racing series is currently in the process of investigating potential venues for its upcoming season. Those include a number of int'l...

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Seven Signs On For Paralympic Coverage

The Seven Network, Australia’s most-watched broadcast TV platform, confirmed the signing of an agreement for an all-encompassing coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Seven’s agreement with the Australian Paralympic Committee delivers free broadcast TV and subscription TV rights, a ...

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ICC CEO Says Team Increase Unlikely

Int'l Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson said that the world governing body is "unlikely to change its plans to reduce the number of teams at the next World Cup despite being impressed by the performances of the Associate nations during the current tournament," according to Julian Linden of REUTERS ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia

Telstra Partners With Four A-League Clubs

Australian telecoms company Telstra has announced new partnerships with four A-League sides. The company, a major backer of Football Federation Australia (FFA), becomes a category partner of the Western Sydney Wanderers, an associate partner of Melbourne City, and the official telecommunicati ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Australia

ARU Looks To NRL For Code Overhaul

The Australian Rugby Union "is plotting the biggest overhaul" of its disciplinary process since the game turned professional, and it is looking to rugby league "for inspiration," according to Georgina Robinson of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The ARU believes the balance of power on disciplinary issues ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Etihad Stadium Caters To Fans

Etihad Stadium has "responded to the footy price war instigated by the MCG with its own cheaper food," including A$3 ($2.34) pies on Sundays, according to Tom Cowie of THE AGE. The pie will be the cheapest at any Australian Football League venue and "forms a key plank of the ground's bid to att ...

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No Way To Change Anti-Siphoning

A "legal quagmire is blocking a ­solution to the escalating fight over the broadcast rights" for the Australian Football League and National Rugby League, as expert advisers "warn Malcolm Turnbull against trying to legislate a compromise between rival media companies," according to David Crowe of TH ...

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McGuire: No Role For Players In TV Talks

Australian Football League side Collingwood President Eddie McGuire "has led the charge in labelling the push by the AFL players to play a first-hand role in the forthcoming broadcast negotiations as 'ridiculous,'" according to Caroline Wilson of THE AGE. McGuire said that the request from players' ...

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Law Firm Sponsors Australian Olympic Team

Australian consumer law firm Slater & Gordon has been announced as the official law firm of the Australian Olympic team. Under the long-term partnership, Slater & Gordon will support the Australian Olympic team in the lead up to the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 through to PyeongChang 2018 ...

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Female Pundits To Commentate In IPL

The procession of Australians to the Indian Premier League "has been given a twist for the upcoming season, with former Southern Stars players Lisa Sthalekar and Mel Jones hired as TV commentators for the world's biggest Twenty20 competition," according to Jesse Hogan of THE AGE. Jones "has been a m ...

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WADA To Review Essendon Investigation

World Anti-Doping Agency Dir General David Howman said he will review the "entire" Australian Football League side Essendon drugs investigation and has also declared his plans to discuss "all elements" of the affair directly with the Australian government, and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Auth ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

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