Featured Story

La Liga Champion Atlético Madrid Cuts Debt By $115M Since Beginning Of The Year

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 22 / 14

La Liga side Atlético Madrid has been "battling a long-standing debt issue in the midst of their success," according to INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL. The club has been running debts of around €200M ($257M) over the last five years, but from Oct.1, "this figure will be settled" to around &euro...

Read More

Tags: Finance, Europe

More Stories

05/10/13
ASADA Could Be Given More Powers

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority "could have the power to compel parties such as Stephen Dank to interviews by next week, with the federal Sports Minister increasingly confident that legislation to bolster the muscle of the government agency will be passed," according to Samantha Lane of ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

05/10/13
AFL Won't Become International Sport

Australian Football League CEO Andrew Demetriou admitted that "the code has no pretensions of becoming an international sport despite the initial success of their New Zealand venture," according to the AAP. Demetriou said that St. Kilda's three-year, five-game deal to host games in Wellington, which ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

05/10/13
CA, Nine Could End 36-Year Partnership

The 36-year relationship between Australian cricket and Nine "is in danger of splitting after the sport's ruling body launched legal action against the network," according to Hawthorne & Vedelago of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Cricket Australia, which derives an estimated 80% of its income from T ...

Tags: Media, Australia

05/10/13
Melbourne Storm Sale Nearly Final

National Rugby League Melbourne Storm's "long-awaited sale is expected to be finalised next week" with a consortium of England-based businessmen with connections to Harlequins Rugby Union Club, according to Josh Massoud of the DAILY TELEGRAPH. Just more than three years since the salary cap scandal, ...

Tags: Australia, Finance

05/09/13
NRL Denies Slowing Doping Investigation

National Rugby League CEO Dave Smith "has struck back at claims rugby league is stonewalling anti-doping investigators" -- and called on them to get on with the job instead of playing a "blame game," according to Andrew Webster of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. In a clear response to claims from World ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

05/09/13
Ousted May Slams ICC After Election

Tim May, who was ousted from an Int'l Cricket Council committee following allegations of pressure from India, said it is time someone ''stood up to the cancer of stand-over tactics'' that defines the governing body, according Chloe Saltau of THE AGE. May, the cricket world's most prominent player ad ...

Tags: Australia, Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/08/13
Drouet Accuses John Tomic Of Assault

Tennis Australia "is taking steps to find a new full-time coach" for BERNARD TOMIC after allegations that he was bashed by his father, JOHN , according to Margie McDonald of THE AUSTRALIAN. Tomic's training partner THOMAS DROUET told French sports newspaper L'Equipe that he had "allegedly seen ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Australia, Europe

05/08/13
ANZ Tries To Offload Sydney Stadium

ANZ bank has offered to sell Sydney's Olympic Stadium back to the state government for A$100M ($102M) because "it is fed up with a lack of government investment in the project," according to Andrew Clennell of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. It may have "showcased Sydney to the world" in '00, but ANZ St ...

Tags: Olympics, Australia

05/08/13
Del Piero In Club, Federation Fight

A three-way showdown "is looming between Football Federation Australia, Sydney FC and Alessandro Del Piero over the star forward's availability" for the match between the A-League All Stars and ManU at ANZ Stadium on July 20, according Sebastian Hassett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The 38-year-old ...

Tags: International Football, Australia

05/08/13
WADA Boss: NRL Needs To Model AFL

World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey has launched a stinging attack against the National Rugby League for its handling of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigation, claiming the Australian Football League "has shown far greater leadership on the issue," according to Stu ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug