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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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Olympics Notes

The Int'l Paralympic Committee has awarded the 2013 IPC Shooting European Championships to Alicante, Spain. The event, organized by Club Lucetum, will be held from Oct. 18-26. The event will be the first gathering of int'l athletes since the London Paralympics. More than 350 athletes from 35 countri ...

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2009 Liverpool Match Allegedly Fixed

A Champions League match in England that was "believed to be corrupt" has been identified as a 1-0 Liverpool win over Hungarian side Debrecen in the '09 Champions League group stage, according to Paul Kelso of the London TELEGRAPH. The report in Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet said that Europol sourc ...

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Nike, Adidas Monitor Match-Fixing Ordeal

The stakes "could not be much higher for the world's top two sporting goods companies" -- No. 1 Nike and No. 2 adidas -- as the global football match-fixing scandal unfolds, according to Allan Brettman of the Portland OREGONIAN. Both companies sponsor national federations, club teams and standout fo ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, North America

Ecclestone: F1 Schedule To Stay At 19

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone confirmed that a 20th grand prix "will not be added to the Formula One calendar this year," according to Gary Meenaghan of THE NATIONAL. Ecclestone, however, did say he is certain the schedule will return to its full capacity in '14 after he was left "very impressed" by prog ...

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Singapore's Image Affected By Scandal

Singapore’s "squeaky-clean image as one of the world’s least corrupt nations took a hit" after revelations that criminals based in the city-state rigged hundreds of football matches in Europe and elsewhere, according to the AFP. While police gave no immediate comment and the country&rsqu ...

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HSV Handball To Restructure Itself

German Handball Bundesliga (HBL) club HSV Hamburg "is restructuring itself as a limited partnership business entity," according to HANDBALL WORLD. Thereby, the club "is opening itself up to potential new investors." HSV Managing Dir Christoph Wendt said, "Our goal is to put HSV Handball on a broader ...

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Ski World Championships Open In Austria

Schladming, Austria is playing host to the 42nd Int'l Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine World Ski Championships that started on Monday with a one hour opening ceremony, according to BILD. At 7:36pm local time, FIS President Gian Franco Kasper "declared the world championships are officially opened." A rec ...

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Europol Exposes Global Match-Fixing Ring

Hundreds of football matches have been fixed in a global betting scam run from Singapore in "a blow to the image of the world's most popular sport" and a multibillion-dollar industry, according to Thomas Escritt of REUTERS. About 680 "suspicious matches," including qualifying games for the World Cup ...

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Air Berlin Drops Sports Sponsorships

German airline Air Berlin "will not extend any of its sports sponsorship deals as it is in financial trouble," according to Hoffmann, Bardow & Dach of DER TAGESSPIEGEL. Air Berlin "will withdraw from its sponsorship deals with Bundesliga club Fortuna Dusseldorf, 2nd Bundesliga side Hertha BSC an ...

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Europe's Top Football Clubs Lose $2.3B

Europe's most spendthrift football clubs are "coming under pressure" from UEFA to show that they are abiding by the governing body's financial controls, as "losses across the game’s top sides grow," according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. UEFA’s annual report on the health of 67 ...

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