Featured Story

New Zealand Rugby Union, Sky TV Sign 'Conditional' Deal For Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

The New Zealand Rugby Union and Sky TV signed "a conditional five-year deal for broadcasting rights from 2016," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. A final agreement is expected to be signed off by the end of November. NZRU CEO Steve Tew said that no financial details were disclosed "due to the...

Read More

Tags: Media, Australia

More Stories

Barcelona To Remain Spain's Sole F1 Race

The head of Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya said that it "is ready to deal a blow to fellow Spanish city Valencia's hopes of a return to the Formula One calendar next year," according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. The track's Dir General Salvador Servia "played down suggestions that Barcelona, which ha ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

Bremen Could Sell Stadium Naming Rights

Bundesliga Werder Bremen board member Marco Bode "has taken on a taboo topic at the club and not categorically excluded the sale of naming rights for the Weserstadion," according to the DPA. The former German national team and Werder Bremen player said, "I could imagine it. However, it certainly wou ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

Names In The News

Man City "will sack" Manager ROBERTO MANCINI this week. Man City is "still debating the timings of the move," but the manager could be dismissed before the club’s match at Reading on Tuesday or, failing that, "before or immediately after the final game of the season against Norwich City at t ...

Tags: Europe, People and Pop Culture

Event Notes

Rafael Nadal offered his support for Madrid's bid to host the 2020 Olympics after winning the Madrid Open. Nadal said, "There is no city that deserves the Games more than Madrid" ( AS, 5/12 ). ... On Thursday, the X Games will get underway in Barcelona in one of the city's biggest events since t ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

Doping Doctor To Sell 'Dirty' Secrets

Convicted sports-doping doctor Eufemiano Fuentes is "threatening to reveal the dirty secrets of the world's major sporting events as he offers to sell his story to newspapers after being convicted on public health charges in Spain for his role in helping top cyclists to cheat," according to Giles Tr ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

Football Notes

Police in Brazil have banned the use of the caxirola -- "the country's version of the vuvuzela" -- from a 2014 World Cup football stadium amid safety concerns. The type of maraca will be prohibited from a local match at Salvador's FonteNova stadium on Sunday after hundreds of the plastic objects wer ...

Tags: Europe, International Football

Olympic Notes

NHL representatives and int'l hockey and Olympic officials met in Stockholm "in a new round of talks aimed at securing an agreement for the league's participation in the Sochi Games." While no final deal was reached, "all sides indicated they expect the NHL will send players to the Olympics for a fi ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe

Sky Extends Contracts With Golf Majors

German pay-TV channel Sky Deutschland "will continue to have the most comprehensive golf coverage on German TV as it extended its media rights with three of the four majors until '15," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. The network "extended its contracts with the U.S. Open, The Open Champions ...

Tags: Media, Europe

Blanco Makes Case For Madrid 2020

Spain Olympic Committee (COE) President Alejandro Blanco spoke Thursday in Bogotá, Colombia, "where he said the Madrid 2020 bid 'is not a project, but an obsession,'" according to the EFE. Blanco, addressing a forum of the Colombian Olympic Committee, said, "First, it's a dream that becomes a ...

Tags: Europe, Olympics

DFB Wants To Extend Berlin Contract

The German Football Federation (DFB) "wants to extends its contract with Berlin" to host the DFB-Pokalfinale (German Cup Final) beyond '15, according to the SID. DFB General Secretary Helmut Sandrock said, "There is a huge interest from our side to extend the contract [with Berlin] beyond 2015." Ber ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug