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Russian Economic Crisis Drives Transfer Market Spending To 14-Year Low

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 04 / 15

Russian Premier League clubs’ transfer spending in this year’s winter window hit a 14-year low. The Premier League's 16 clubs spent only €6M on transfers between them, the lowest figure for a winter transfer campaign since '01 and a drastic decline from €39M spent in the winter...

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Brose Baskets Extend Sponsorship Deals

Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) club Brose Baskets Bamberg has extended its sponsorship deals with Lotto Bayern and Druckerei Distler. The Bavarian state lottery will continue its long-time partnership with the club for another two years. Lotto Bayern has been a partner of the club since '05. The defend ...

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Blatter Seeks Israel-Palestine Solution

FIFA "hopes to find a solution by the end of the year to Palestinian complaints about Israeli restrictions on the movement of soccer players and officials," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. FIFA President Sepp Blatter spoke after what he described as a "lively" and "historic" first meeting of ...

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McQuaid's UCI Re-Election Dealt Blow

Int'l Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid’s "attempt to cling onto power as president of world cycling was dealt a heavy blow" when five national federations asked sport’s highest court "to rule on whether the Irishman should be allowed even to stand for re-election" on Sept. 27, accordi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe, United Kingdom

IOC Set To Pick 2020 Olympics Host City

The Olympic movement "faces an uncomfortable decision this week on the city to host the 2020 games, amid deep reservations about each of the three candidates," according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Government leaders, bid officials, celebrities and sports stars backing the campaigns of To ...

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Platini Warns European Clubs Over FFP

UEFA President Michel Platini has issued a powerful message to those European clubs who do not balance their books that "he will see them first around the negotiating table and then, if no agreement is reached, he will see them in court," according to Henry Winter of the London TELEGRAPH.  ...

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More Than 7M Watch UEFA Supercup On ZDF

German public broadcaster ZDF "has attracted more than 7 million viewers to its broadcast of the UEFA Supercup between Bayern Munich and Chelsea FC," according to Daniel Sallhoff of QUOTENMETER. A total of 7.68 million viewers tuned in to watch the game on Friday at 8:35pm. The number translated int ...

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ISTAF To Make An Indoor Comeback

After a 45-year hiatus, the ISTAF athletics meeting "will make an indoor comeback at the O2 World in Berlin in '14," according to BZ BERLIN. The O2 World "will host the first Indoor ISTAF since '68 on March 1." Organizers "expect 10,000 people for the track and field event, which would make it the w ...

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Punk Rock Band Donates Concert Revenue

A charity concert by German punk rock band Toten Hosen generated around €400,000 ($528,000) that the band will donate to German Hockey League (DEL) club Dusseldorf EG, according to the SID. During the Rot-Gelben Nacht (Red-Yellow Night) at the ISS Dome, which is the DEG's home arena, the band " ...

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DVAG Extends Deal With Schumacher

Retired seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher and German financial advisors Deutsche Vermögensberatung (DVAG) "have extended their sponsorship deal for another seven years until 2020," according to BILD. DVAG, which "has been a sponsor of Schumacher since '96," will reportedly pay & ...

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David Ward To Run For FIA Presidency

FIA Foundation Dir General David Ward "has resigned his position" in order to "challenge for the presidency of the FIA," according to Tom Cary of the London TELEGRAPH. Incumbent FIA President Jean Todt, who is on a business trip in Africa, "has still not confirmed whether or not he intends to stand ...

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