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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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Madrid Extends Chinese Distribution Deal

Real Madrid and digital information security company WISeKey reavealed the extension of an agreement signed last year for the exclusive distribution rights of the club's mobile content in China for the '12-13 season. Under the agreement, WISeKey and its Chinese partners will help Real Madrid monetiz ...

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Blatter Under Fire For Racism Comments

FIFA President Sepp Blatter "has come under fire following his 'nonsensical' comments that Kevin-Prince Boateng and Milan were wrong to 'run away' when targeted by racist chants during a friendly match in Italy last week," according to James Riach of the London GUARDIAN. Piara Powar, the exec direct ...

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DEL Winter Game Tops ServusTV Ratings

Austrian-based TV channel ServusTV scored high ratings for its live broadcast of the German Hockey League's (DEL) first outdoor game on Saturday. The five-hour broadcast of the DEL Winter Game between the Nuremberg Ice Tigers and the Eisbären Berlin from Nuremberg received a peak market share o ...

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Serbian Open Dropped From ATP Tour

The Serbian Open, owned by Belgrade-native Novak Djokovic and run by his family, "has been dropped from the ATP World Tour calendar," according to Eben Novy-Williams of BLOOMBERG. The red clay tennis tournament will not be held this year after Family Sport, the event’s organizers, "decided to ...

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Facility Notes

Qatar Tennis Federation President Nasser bin Ghanim al-Khelaifi said that a new tennis stadium will open in the country in "the next three or four years." Al-Khelaifi said, "I hope the QTF will host more important tennis tournament in the coming future as the new stadium with improved facilities wil ...

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Sky, Telekom Agree On Distribution Deal

German pay-TV channel Sky and telecom company Deutsche Telekom "have reached an agreement that will allow Telekom customers to continue to watch Bundesliga football in '13-14," according to the FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU. Sky Deutschland, which will be the sole TV rights holder of the 1st and 2nd Bundesl ...

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Blatter Steps Into AC Milan Racism

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has given his support to AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, who on Friday walked off the pitch during an exhibition match after being racially abused by spectators, but added that "such actions do not represent a solution and the only way to deal with racism in foo ...

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Panathinaikos Abandoned By Prince

Saudi Prince Faisal bin Abdulaziz Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced Saturday that "he is abandoning plans to buy out financially-troubled" Superleague Greece club Panathinaikos, according to the AFP. Faisal said he made the move after the Athens team's shareholders rejected "a very comprehensiv ...

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Only NFL Tops Bundesliga In Attendance

Sportingintelligence.com revealed that the German Bundesliga was only topped by the NFL as the best-attended professional sports league in the world. The NFL has increased its attendance levels from an average of 67,394 fans per regular season game in '11 to 67,591 in '12. The Bundesliga’s top ...

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ARD, ZDF Post Top Winter Sports Ratings

German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF "obtained top ratings with their winter sports broadcasts on Friday," according to Manuel Nunez Sanchez of QUOTEN METER. The third of four ski jumping events of the annual Vierschanzentournee from Innsbruck, Austria, which aired on ARD, "attracted an average of ...

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