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Munich Reportedly To Make Decision On New Multi-Purpose Arena In '14

04 / 24 / 14

Munich "will reportedly make a basic decision on the construction of a new multi-purpose arena this year," according to MERKUR ONLINE. The city "is also expected to launch a tender for potential architects." The proposed arena "is expected to be completed in '17 and become the new showpiece of Munic...

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Azarenka Signs Multi-Year Red Bull Deal

World No. 1 tennis player Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, has agreed to a multi-year endorsement deal with Red Bull, which makes her "the first tennis player signed by the beverage giant," according to Kristi Dosh of ESPN. The deal adds to Azarenka's "growing stable of corporate partners," which incl ...

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News Corp. Goes In On Sky Deutschland

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. "tightened its grip on Sky Deutschland on Monday, saying it would raise its stake in the German pay-TV company to 54.5 percent from just under half in a capital increase," according to Steitz & ten Wolde of REUTERS. The move comes as media conglomerate News Corp. "sep ...

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German Bundesliga, A Role Model League

While several European leagues are "continuing to lurch towards disaster, with shrinking attendances and growing ticket prices and debts, the German Bundesliga continues to provide the model for the future," according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The league "is reaping the benefits of a youth train ...

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ARD, ZDF Agree To Show 2013 IAAF WC

The Int'l Association of Athletics Federations has agreed to a broadcasting deal in Germany for the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia. The agreement was concluded between Sport A, the sports buying rights agency of German public service broadcasters ARD and ZDF, and IEC in Sports, the ...

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Bundesliga Commercial Slots A Hot Item

German public broadcaster ARD "has posted less income from commercial sales for its Bundesliga-Spotschau format in the first half of the '12-13 season than in the previous year," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. However, ARD "seems optimistic that this will change." ARD Sport Marketing Head Mich ...

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Biathlon Nets Top German TV Rating

German public broadcaster ZDF "has obtained respectable ratings" with its broadcast of Germany's second group game of the 2013 Int'l Handball Federation World Championship, according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. A total of 4.09 million viewers tuned in on Sunday afternoon to watch Germany's 25-23 loss ...

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Football Notes

Africa Cup of Nations hosts South Africa "face a battle to convince fans to back them in large numbers" at the tournament after less than 15,000 watched a 0-0 draw with Algeria in its last warm-up game in Soweto on Saturday, according to REUTERS. Only 14,558 attended the match at Orlando Stadium, "r ...

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Olympics Notes

Rotterdam, Netherlands will push ahead with its bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games following government financial guarantees. Netherlands Olympic Committee President Andre Bolhuis said, "We have the guarantees of the government. It [the decision] happened this week, and we have sent the guarantees ...

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Germany-France Submit '17 IIHF WC Bid

The Int'l Ice Hockey Federation has officially received the bids for the right to host the 81st IIHF World Championship in '17. There will be two co-hosting bids for the tournament, one from Germany-France and the other from Denmark-Latvia. The plan of the Germany-France bid is to have Cologne, Germ ...

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ARD With Above Average Handball Ratings

German public broadcaster ARD "received above average ratings" for its broadcast of Germany's first group game of the 2013 Int'l Handball Federation World Championship in Spain, according to David Grzeschik of QUOTEN METER. A total of 3.53 million people tuned in to see Germany's 33-23 victory over ...

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