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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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12/13/12
Court Supports Free-To-Air TV Coverage

An advisor to Europe's highest court ruled that Britain and Belgium "should be allowed to ensure free-to-air TV coverage of the World Cup and Euro football finals as they consider them of major public importance," according to Foo Yun Chee of REUTERS. FIFA and UEFA argued that the two countries had ...

Tags: Media, Europe

12/13/12
Europe's Top NHL Players Rated

NHL Detroit Red Wings center Damien Brunner "is the most-productive player that the NHL lockout has brought to Europe," according to Stephan Roth of BLICK. Brunner, who joined Swiss National League A club EV Zug during the lockout, "has scored more points than any other NHL player" in Europe, which ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

12/13/12
City Grants Loan To Struggling Club

Financially troubled German 3rd League club VfL Osnabrück "eliminated another obstacle" on its way back to financial stability, according to the SID. The Osnabrück City Council granted the club a €3.6M ($4.7M) loan. With this loan, the city will become co-partner of a stadium operatio ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

12/13/12
DFL Agrees On Tighter Security

The German Football League (DFL) and clubs from the top-two tiers on Wednesday "agreed on a tighter set of security measures after a sharp rise in violence and pressure from politicians to act," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The DFL and the 36 clubs from the top-two leagues "voted in fav ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

12/12/12
Czech Republic Rejects Slovakian Offer

The Czech Republic "has rejected an offer from neighboring Slovakia to co-host the 2015 Int'l Ice Hockey Federation World Championships," according to SPOX. Czech's national hockey federation dismissed the Slovakian offer to co-host the World Championships. Czech Ice Hockey Association President Tom ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

12/12/12
Platini Firm On Goal-Line Technology

UEFA President Michel Platini has "reiterated his opposition to goal-line technology despite it being used by FIFA for the first time at the Club World Cup in Japan this week," according to Alex Bath of the LONDON TIMES. The former France int'l, who is favorite to take over from Sepp Blatter as FIFA ...

Tags: Europe, International Football

12/12/12
F1's Revenue Split Needs EU Probe

Former Williams team Chair ADAM PARR said that the "European Commission should examine terms F1 has promised top-ranked teams Ferrari and Red Bull to see if the payments are anti-competitive," according to Alex Duff of BLOOMBERG. Parr said, "There’s a strong case that an unequal division of ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Europe

12/12/12
Survey: Title Sponsors Key For Stadiums

Naming-rights deals are becoming increasingly important for the financial stability of int'l stadiums, according to the second edition of the International Stadia Operator Survey , by Stamford, Conn.-based Repucom International and Cologne-based Sport+Markt AG, The report, scheduled to be released ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

12/12/12
Sport1 Scores Solid Monday Ratings

German free-to-air TV channel Sport1 obtained respectable ratings with its broadcast of Monday's 2nd Bundesliga match-up between Braunschweig and Cologne, according to Manuel Weis of QUOTEN METER. A total of 1.11 million viewers tuned in to watch the 2-2 draw. The game, which started at 8:15pm ...

Tags: Media, Europe

12/11/12
F1 In Talks With Vodka, Telecom Firms

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "has revealed that he is negotiating multi-million dollar sponsorship deals with a vodka brand, which would become the official spirit of F1, and a mobile phone operator," according to Christian Sylt of the London TELEGRAPH. Ecclestone said, "We are chasing one or two people ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

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