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Bernie Ecclestone Says He Ran Formula 1 As A 'Five-Star Michelin Restaurant'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 20 / 17

Bernie Ecclestone was "deposed" as CEO of Formula 1 in January after "one of the longest running reigns in sport, driven out of power by American conglomerate Liberty Media," according to Oliver Holt of the London DAILY MAIL. It marked the end of a "tumultuous 12 months which shook Ecclestone's...

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Former OM GM Under Investigation

Fifteen days after former Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille President Jean-Claude Dassier was placed under investigation for “misuse of company assets, being part of a criminal association and forgery,” former club GM Antoine Veyrat is now under investigation for the same charges, accor ...

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VfL Wolfsburg, Kappa Part Ways

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Hangin' With ... Daniele Galiffa

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Football League Reveals Average Ticket Price

The Football League announced ticket prices "across its three divisions" over the '14-15 season was £14.08 ($21.31), according to the BBC. In "the championship the average cost" was £15.65 ($23.69), in League One it was £11.72 ($17.74) and in League Two it was & ...

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Wolverhampton Owner Selling Club

League Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers' CEO Jez Moxey revealed that Wolves Owner Steve Morgan's decision to sell the club "is the result of numerous factors," but the club owner "had words with angry supporters before the draw at Preston North End," according to Laurie Whitwell of the Lond ...

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Close To 6.5M Watch Champions League

German public broadcaster ZDF "recorded close to 6.5 million viewers for its broadcast of the UEFA Champions League game between ManU and VfL Wolfsburg," according to Sidney Schering of QUOTENMETER. The game, which started at 8:45pm, attracted 6.44 million viewers and had a market share of 22.4%. In ...

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German State To Spend Millions On Bid

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TF1 Agrees Euro Deal With BeIN Media

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DOSB To Highlight Past Sporting Events

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