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Shelley Kerr Become's First Woman Manager In Scottish Senior Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 21 / 14

SHELLEY KERR is to take charge of fifth-tier Lowland League club Stirling University, making her the first female manager in Scottish senior football," according to the BBC. The 44-year-old "quit her position at Arsenal Ladies in June, having won three trophies in a 16-month reign." Kerr: "I think...

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Bern Sets European Attendance Record

The Int'l Ice Hockey Federation revealed in its averaged attendance study that Swiss National League A hockey club SC Bern "has set a new European hockey record with an average regular season attendance of 16,330," according to the KURIER. SC Bern has for the 12th consecutive year "attracted the mos ...

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Werder Bremen Expects Financial Loss

Bundesliga club Werder Bremen "will again end the fiscal year with a noticable loss," according to SPOX. Club Exec Dir Klaus Filbry said, "We will again not have a positive result. However, the minus won't be as high as last year." The club has lost €14M during the previous fiscal year. This ye ...

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Sky's CL Coverage Nets 940K Viewers

German pay-TV channel Sky "has received satisfying ratings for its broadcast of Tuesday's Champions League matchups," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTEN METER. Sky attracted an average of 940,000 viewers to its three broadcast feeds on Tuesday night. The number translated into a market share of 3.2% ...

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Vienna Votes Against Olympic Bid For '28

A public referendum revealed that the citizens of Vienna "have no interest in hosting the 2028 Olympic Summer Games," according to ORF. Almost 72% of voters voted against an Olympic bid. A total of 212,672 voted against, while only 82,940 were in favor of a Games bid. Overall, a total of 295,612 val ...

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Media Notes

Former Beijing Mayor Liu Jingmin has called for reform of broadcasting rights of sports events to promote the development of industry. Liu said, "NBA's revenues mainly come from TV rights, but organizers of sports events in China need to pay for TV broadcasting." Lin also suggested breaking up the " ...

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F1 Global Expansion Series Part 1

Rumors and talks of a possible return of F1 to Austria, France, Turkey and a proposed new road course in Greece have sparked hopes of European F1 fans that the racing series would increase its number of European races in the future and return to where it all started more than 60 years ago. However, ...

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Lyon Owner Aulas A Businessman

In the six years since Ligue 1 Olympique Lyonnais Owner Jean-Michel Aulas hatched a plan to build a stadium in the east of the Lyon, France, the €400M ($522M) project "turned into a political football dividing local officials, environmentalists, fans and residents," according to Paul Betts of t ...

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Red Bull Takes Over DEL's EHC Munich

Austrian energy drink producer Red Bull "has officially entered German hockey and will take over German Hockey League (DEL) club EHC Munich on May 1," according to the SALZBURGER NACHRICHTEN. The shares of current club shareholder Michael Phillips "will be acquired by the company of billionaire Di ...

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Istanbul Sponsors Face Olympic Question

The top brass of Turkey’s business community "may be among the most excited" to see Istanbul win the 2020 Olympics, but any victory for the city "will force businesses to decide how they can advertise themselves to stand out amongst international competition," according to TODAY'S ZAMAN.  ...

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ZDF Nets Strong Winter Sports Ratings

German public broadcaster ZDF "continues to record strong ratings with its winter sports broadcast," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. A total of 4.48 million viewers tuned in to watch the women's biathlon relay race on Sunday. The race received a 22.9% market share. Before the women's race, the ...

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