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Hangin' With ... International Cycling Union Vice President Tracey Gaudry

04 / 25 / 14

TRACEY GAUDRY joined the Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) as VP in September and is the first woman to hold the role. Gaudry is a former elite cyclist, having competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, and is CEO of the cycling advocacy group the Amy Gillett Foundation. Gaudry spoke to SBD Global about h...

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Russia Is Fischer Sports Top Market

Austrian winter sports manufacturer Fischer Sports "generates 80-85% of its revenue in foreign markets," according to Josef Lehner of OÖNACHRICHTEN ZEITUNG. Surprisingly, Russia has become Fischer's "most-important market with 300,000 cross-country skies sold last year." In addition, "a ma ...

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UEFA Passes Out Anti-Racism Armbands

UEFA announced that team captains playing in Champions and Europa League matches this week "will be asked to wear anti-racism armbands as part of a campaign against discrimination," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. UEFA is backing a campaign by FARE, a Europe-wide group aiming to rid football ...

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ARD And ZDF Increase Sports Coverage

The Beko Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), German Hockey League (DEL) and DKB Handball Bundesliga (HBL) adjusted their schedules in order to become regularly featured on ARD and ZDF's sports highlight shows on Sundays. The change came after a meeting between the three leagues and the two German public br ...

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Ecclestone Asks Red Bull For Help

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "wants Austrian energy drink company Red Bull to take on the responsibility and put the race project in New Jersey back on track," according to AUTOBILD. The inaugural edition of the F1 race in New Jersey was initially planned for June, "but financing problems have recently ...

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AEG Launches U.K. Ticket Platform

AEG will launch its ticketing platform AXS.com in the U.K. The platform, which has debuted in North America in select venues since Aug. '11, will be fully integrated within the AEG-owned and operated venue, The O2, this week and powering the ticket sales for all future events. Following The O2 launc ...

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Skepticism Of Security Concept Grows

The resistance of Germany's professional football clubs "against a proposed security concept continues to grow," according to the DPA. Second Bundesliga clubs FC St. Pauli, Union Berlin and Hertha BSC have already publicly rejected the "Konzeptpapier Sicheres Stadionerlebnis" (draft paper safe stadi ...

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French Sports Brand To Expand In China

French sports goods chain Decathlon is set "to triple its Chinese store numbers and make the country its third-largest global market," according to Li Woke. Decathlon China VP Bertrand Tison said that the firm is targeting 150 stores on the Chinese mainland by the end of '15. Most will be planned in ...

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Sponsors Question Cycling Involvements

Cyclist Lance Armstrong's doping scandal "is causing sponsors to question their future in a sport that allows them to reach mass audiences at a moderate price but risks tainting their brand," according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. The Dutch Rabobank "pulled out of professional cycling on Friday, ending ...

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Red Bull Munich Wants NHL Talent

German Hockey League (DEL) club EHC Red Bull Munich "signed a new sponsorship deal with rental car company drive.de," according to Matthias Kerber of the ABENDZEITUNG. This new sponsorship deal "provides the club with the financial means to finally acquire an NHL player." EHC Red Bull Munich GM Chri ...

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Greuther Fürth Wins In Court

Bundesliga club Greuther Fürth "does not have to pay damages to its stadium owner after a court decided in favor of the club," according to NORDBAYERN.de. Conny Brandstätter, owner of the stadium and son of toy company Playmobil Founder Horst Brandstätter, "sued the club for naming-ri ...

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