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French Open To Increase Prize Money For Champions, Early-Round Losers

04 / 16 / 14

French Open singles champions will get a record €1.65M ($2.3M) each, "with first-week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The tournament "has lifted prize money f...

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02/28/13
DFB-Pokal With Top TV Ratings For ZDF

German public broadcaster ZDF "recorded high ratings" for its broadcast of Tuesday's DFB-Pokal (German Cup) matchup between Kickers Offenbach and VfL Wolfsburg, according to Manuel Weis of QUOTEN METER. A total of 4.34 million viewers tuned in to the game, which started at 8:30pm local time. The num ...

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02/27/13
Kiel Generates Only $33K Despite Three Titles

German Handball Bundesliga (HBL) club THW Kiel "has, despite having one of the most successful seasons in HBL history, only generated modest profits," according to the DPA. The club won the Champions League, DHB-Pokal (German Cup) and the German championship in '11-12. However, the THW has only gene ...

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02/27/13
London Olympic Park To Host UEFA Festival

The annual UEFA Champions Festival will take place in London on May 23-26. The free four-day football celebration, featuring a series of family-friendly activities, will be the first major event to come to the home of the 2012 London Olympics since last summer, taking place on The Int'l Quarter clos ...

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02/27/13
Politicians Call For Stadium Project Group

Karlsruhe, Germany city council members Jürgen Wenzel and Eduardo Mossuto from the Freie Wähler party "want to create a project group to push forward the stadium question until the next municipal elections," according to the KA NEWS. The council members want to spend €60,000 ($78,400) ...

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02/26/13
Ryder Cup Gets First Global Sponsor

Standard Life Investments "has agreed to be the Ryder Cup’s initial worldwide partner," according to Michael Smith of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The Edinburgh, Scotland-based investment house becomes the first company to acquire rights to Ryder Cups on both sides of the Atlantic. Until the PGA of ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, North America

02/26/13
Sheikh To Invest In Serie A Side AS Roma

An Italy-based sheikh "has been given until March 14 whether to invest" a reported $66M in Serie A club AS Roma, according to ISPORTCONNECT. The club confirmed last week that a preliminary agreement had been reached with Sheikh Adnan Adel Aref al Qaddumi al Shtewi and his company, NEEP Roma &nb ...

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02/26/13
FIFA Approves Third Goal-Line Tech System

Cairos technologies AG, the parent company of Impire AG, has become the third FIFA licensed goal-line technology provider, after meeting all the test requirements. Cairos’ system was tested by the independent Swiss institute EMPA, and conducted its on pitch tests between Dec. 18-20, firstly at ...

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02/26/13
Dortmund Reveals New Record Revenue

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund "has released its financial numbers for the first half of the '12-13 season and announced a new revenue record," according to BILD. The defending Bundesliga champion "has increased its revenue" by 22.4% to €124.1M ($165M) from July 1-Dec. 31 in comparison to &e ...

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02/26/13
MLS Teams Up With French Football Federation

Major League Soccer and the French Football Federation announced a partnership that will provide MLS youth academy coaches with world class training through a 16-month youth development course and earn their Elite Formation Coaching License. The FFF will host the MLS delegation at its Clairefontaine ...

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02/25/13
Europa League Ratings On Kabel Eins

German private-TV channel kabel eins "recorded top ratings" with its broadcast of Thursday's Europa League game between Hannover 96 and Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala, according to Jan Schlüter of QUOTEN METER. A total of 2.9 million viewers tuned in on Thursday night to watch th ...

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