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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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08/24/12
China's Li Ning May Post Full-Year Loss

Li Ning, "the struggling Chinese sportswear retailer that is one of the mainland’s best known homegrown brands," has warned it may post a full-year loss due to inventory overhang and slowing domestic economic growth, according to Waldmeir & Tsui of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Its shares fell 3.8% ...

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08/24/12
Björn Borg Brand Expands In China

Björn Borg will launch his Swedish fashion brand collection in the Sogo department store in Shanghai. The store is located on the city's West Nanjing Road, known as the luxury shopping street lined with numerous global brands. Björn Borg is also introducing its products throughout the whol ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

08/24/12
NBA Brings Goodwill To China

Former NBA Houston Rockets player Yao Ming and L.A. Clippers F Caron Butler will lead campus activities and clinics this weekend as the NBA focuses "on earthquake-stricken areas in Sichuan province in the lead up to" the China Games this fall, according to Sun Xiaochen of the CHINA DAILY. Butler wil ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

08/23/12
Barça, Madrid Against China Trip

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) already has an agreement in place for the Supercopa to be played in China, but it needs the Asamblea del Futbol to ratify it, "which Madrid and Barcelona are not disposed to do," according to J.M. of AS. The tournament, currently played with a home-and-away ser ...

Tags: International Football, Europe, China

08/23/12
UEFA Awards Media Rights in China

UEFA has awarded the '12-15 UEFA Champions League media rights to Chinese public broadcaster CCTV and the '12-15 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Internet rights to Sina and QQ in China. CCTV will broadcast each matchnight one live UEFA Champions League match as well as a highlights prog ...

Tags: Media, Europe, China

08/22/12
NBA Launches NBA 3-On-3 In India

The NBA will launch the NBA 3X presented by Sprite in India. The free interactive event will combine basketball and entertainment to bring an NBA experience to fans in four cities from Sept. 15 to Oct. 21. The event will visit Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. It will be the first time the NBA v ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India, China

08/20/12
Maradona Suing Chinese Internet Firms

Former Al Wasl club Manager Diego Maradona "attended a Beijing court hearing on Friday," which was considering his $3.2M image rights claim against two Chinese Internet companies, according to the AFP. Xinhua news agency reported Maradona has accused the companies of "using his name and picture for ...

Tags: International Football, China

08/20/12
Dwyane Wade Considering Li-Ning

Sneaker magazine Sole Collector's Nick DePaula tweeted Thursday: "Hearing from several people that Dwyane Wade will likely leave Jordan Brand and sign with Li-Ning. Huge shift," according to Jon Pastuszek of NIUBBALL.com. The news follows Jordan Brand canceling his Fly Wade 3's, "and the two sides a ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China, North America, Li Ning

08/13/12
China's Outdoor Sports Retail To Grow

Sales of outdoor sports products, such as clothing, footwear and camping gear in China "are expected to continue growing, as they get boosts from the increase of vehicle ownership and the popularity of outdoor activities," according to Wang Zhuoqiong of the CHINA DAILY. Retail sales of outdoor produ ...

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08/09/12
Columbia Moves To Expand China Ops

Columbia Sportswear Co. has “entered an agreement to form a joint venture with Swire Resources Ltd,” in order to “expand Columbia's sales in China as well as that of Columbia subsidiary, Mountain Hardwear,” according to Allan Brettman of the Portland OREGONIAN. Swire Resource ...

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