Featured Story

Bibiana Steinhaus To Become First Woman To Officiate A Bundesliga Match

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 22 / 17

A 38-year-old police officer "will become the first woman to referee a top-flight match in Germany next season" after being promoted to the Bundesliga, according to the LONDON TIMES. Bibiana Steinhaus, who is dating former Premier League referee Howard Webb, has been a German FA referee since '...

Read More

Tags: International Football, Europe

More Stories

09/16/15
League Notes

The World Anti-Doping Agency "is hoping to receive the much-awaited report on allegations of widespread doping in athletics before its board meeting in mid-November." The report of the independent commission, appointed by the agency and headed by former WADA President Dick Pound, into claims made by ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

09/16/15
Lagardère Relaunches Sports Business

Lagardère Group announced it has relaunched its global sports business as Lagardère Sports, a division of Lagardère Sports & Entertainment (LS&E). The new LS&E is one of four major divisions of the Paris-based conglomerate and the rebranding was unveiled on the ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

09/16/15
Sport1, Canal Plus Get Youth League

Broadcast rights to the UEFA Youth League "have been awarded to Canal Plus in France and to Sport1 in Germany," according to SOCCEREX. Canal Plus "has acquired the French rights on an exclusive basis, replacing Eurosport, which had broadcast the competition since its creation in 2013." The broadcast ...

Tags: Media, Europe

09/16/15
UEFA Raps 'Reckless' Scottish FA

UEFA slammed its Scottish counterparts as "reckless" after an official document claimed it viewed sectarian terms as part of the national game, according to Gerry Braiden of the Glasgow EVENING TIMES. The UEFA report alleges the Scottish FA told Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax terms such as "Fenian" an ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

09/14/15
Champions League Strengthens Appeal

There is no ceiling to the value of UEFA Champions League sponsorship and “not a single brand on the planet” that would not want to be associated with the tournament, according to UEFA Marketing Dir Guy-Laurent Epstein. With the '15-16 Champions’ League group games just days away, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

09/14/15
NFL Attracts 250K Viewers On Sat.1

German free-to-air TV channel Sat.1 "recorded a quarter million viewers for its broadcast of the NFL season opener," according to Manuel Nunez Sanchez of QUOTENMETER. The 30-minute pregame show obtained an 8.9% market share, along with 13.4% in the target demographic 14-49. The market shares increas ...

Tags: Media, Europe, North America

09/14/15
Rome Submits Bid For 2024 Games

Emphasizing its "incomparable beauty" amid a widening corruption scandal, Rome "formally submitted its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Friday to mark a turnaround after a 2020 candidacy was scrapped three years ago because of financial concerns," according to the AP. Mayor Ignazio Marino, bid leader Lu ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe

09/14/15
Attendance Record Set At EuroBasket

A new single-game attendance record for an indoor basketball game in Europe was set in Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille, France, on Saturday when a sell-out crowd of 26,135 turned out for the game between France and Turkey in the EuroBasket 2015 Round of 16. The previous record was held by Red Star Be ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

09/11/15
Briatore: Monza's F1 Future 99.9% Safe

Italian businessman Flavio Briatore "is now almost certain that Monza's future on the Formula One calendar is secure," according to GMM. Meetings between race officials, F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone and even Italian PM Matteo Renzi "broke last weekend without a contract beyond 2016 being signed." Still ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

09/11/15
Lotus Expects To Avert Court Return

Lotus "is confident of avoiding a return High Court date with HMRC as it closes in on resolving its future in Formula 1," according to Ian Parkes of AUTOSPORT. The team "was forced into the High Court on Monday as a result of failing to pay one month's PAYE (income tax and national insurance) to HM ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug