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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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BBL Forecasts Record Revenue Of $104M

The Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) forecasts a record revenue of more than €80M ($104M) generated by the 18 clubs during the '12-13 season. BBL CEO Jan Pommer said, "Although we won't know the exact number before June 30, we already know that it will be an excellent result." Pommer added: "The num ...

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European Tour Event A Go In Korea

Golf's European Tour "is keeping a close eye on developments on the Korean peninsula" ahead of the Ballantine's Championship in Seoul, South Korea next week, but organizers said that "it will be business as usual," according to Tony Jimenez of REUTERS. There "has been hostility in the region for w ...

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Munich Olympic Park's $612M Renovation

The "forecast for the renovation costs of Munich's Olympic Park has reached a new high" with an estimated €469M ($612M), according to Thomas Schmidt of MERKUR ONLINE. It "already has been known that the renovation costs will be in the hundreds of millions." New estimates of the city suggest tha ...

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Former Spain Footballers To Raise Money

Former Real Madrid and Juventus football players will play in the Heart Classic Match at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on June 9, according to MARCA. The purpose of the game is to raise funds for the Solidarity With Children campaign of the Spanish Red Cross. Several big names have already si ...

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ARD Nets High Ratings For DFB-Pokal Semi

German public broadcaster ARD "has recorded high ratings with its broadcast of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) semifinal match between VfB Stuttgart and SC Freiburg," according to Kevin Kyburz of QUOTENMETER. An average of 7.03 million viewers tuned in to watch Stuttgart's 2-1 victory on Wednesday night. ...

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Olympic Notes

In five months, the IOC will decide whether Madrid, Istanbul or Tokyo will be the host of the 2020 Olympic Games. One source of support for Madrid's bid to host the Games is coming from Argentina. Buenos Aires football club Deportivo Español has decided to promote the effort on its jerseys, w ...

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Emirates Signs 5-Year French Open Deal

The French Open has signed a five-year agreement with Emirates airlines beginning with this year's tournament. Emirates Airline President Tim Clark and French Federation of Tennis President Jean Gachassin announced the deal at a press conference Wednesday at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. Under the ...

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Leverkusen's 'Stadium Of The Future'

Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen "wants to set a new standard with its so-called 'Stadium of the Future,'" according to the SID. Bayer Leverkusen Managing Dir Wolfgang Holzhäuser presented the club's "new" BayArena in style on a little tablet PC and therefore gave the starting signal for a digi ...

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Coca-Cola To Sponsor Spanish Olympics

Coca-Cola has become the first company to officially sponsor Spain's Olympic Sports Association (ADO) for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, according to José Félix Díaz of EL CONFIDENCIAL. The soft drink company will provide the organization with €800,000 ($1M) during the ...

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IMG, SRG Extend Tour De Suisse Contract

Swiss broadcasting corporation SRG has secured all media rights for the Tour de Suisse until '14. Tour de Suisse will still be available to view free-to-air for the next two years. SRG is planning to continue broadcasting the Tour de Suisse on all three national TV channels: Schweizer Radio und Fern ...

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