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Infantino Was Being Investigated By Ethics Committee Before He Removed Chairmen

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 17

The FIFA ethics committee was investigating President Gianni Infantino for "allegedly under-declaring the money he spent on his election campaign" before he organized the removal of the committee's chairs and members in May, according to David Conn of the London GUARDIAN. The declaration of his...

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Eurosport Named Best Sports Broadcaster

Eurosport was the big winner at the inaugural TV Sports Awards ceremony which took place at the Yacht Club de Monaco. The pan-European TV channel was awarded the title of Best Sports Broadcaster, while CEO Peter Hutton was named Media Executive of the Year and parent company, Discovery, secured the ...

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MTG Wins Rights To Top Euro Leagues

Modern Times Group acquired the exclusive broadcast and online rights across the Nordic region (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland) to top flight football from La Liga and Serie A until '18. In addition, MTG has also extended its exclusive rights to Ligue 1 in Denmark and Norway until '18 to includ ...

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Wolfsburg Agrees To Kit Deal With Nike

Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg "has reportedly signed a new kit supply deal with Nike," according to BILD. The U.S. brand "will reportedly replace Kappa as the club's official supplier at the end of the season." Wolfsburg and Nike reportedly agreed to a 10-year, €80M ($91M) deal. In comparison, ...

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Opel Takes Advantage Of Klopp's Move

German car brand Opel "integrated Liverpool's appointment of brand ambassador Jürgen Klopp as the club's new manager in its marketing strategy," according to Ulrike App of W&V. Opel's marketing communication referred to Klopp's move as, "Jürgen Klopp is not transfering. He is reparking ...

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BEC Signs With Sportsman Media Group

Badminton Europe Confederation has closed a long-term cooperation agreement with the sportsman media group on worldwide media rights in connection with the European Championships. The agreement covers worldwide media rights for the European Badminton Championships. In '16, this will include the Euro ...

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Newey Says Red Bull May Quit F1

Red Bull F1 Technical Chief Adrian Newey has "accused Red Bull’s rivals of being afraid to supply them with engines for 2016 and warned there was a real risk of the four times world champions walking away from Formula One," according to Matt Smith of REUTERS. Newey: "We’re possibly going ...

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Parma Regains Trophies After Bankruptcy

Italian football club Parma has "officially regained the trophies which were up for auction after the old club’s bankruptcy," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. Parma FC was "declared bankrupt at the end of last season, and were forced to begin again in Serie D" -- the highest amateur League -- as ...

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Rugby World Cup Will Be Fine Without England

Months after saying England's absence in the knockout stage "could be a blow for the Rugby World Cup," World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper is "confident the tournament will continue to set records despite the pool-stage exit of the host team," according to the AP. Gosper said that he was initially concerne ...

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Ecclestone Wants A Cosworth Engine In F1

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone thinks the sport "needs a Cosworth customer engine for teams to turn to after seeing Red Bull edge closer towards quitting Formula One in Sochi," according to Nate Saunders of ESPN. On Friday a report in Auto Motor und Sport  said that Ferrari had "decided against givi ...

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EPL Partners With Pulselive For App

The English Premier League "announced a multi-year partnership with Pulselive," the digital division of sports technology company Hawk-Eye, according to SPORT TECHIE. The new digital partnership will aim to "enhance and redevelop" the EPL's web and mobile properties in time for the start of the '16- ...

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