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Mexican F1 Organizers Put On Cooking Demo Ahead Of Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 07 / 15

Organizers of the Mexican F1 Grand Prix will put on a cooking demonstration at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to promote the series' return to Mexico City later this year. Latin America's leading entertainment company and promoter of the Mexican race, CIE, has partnered with Mexican chef Ruben B...

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WMG Expands European Football Division

Wasserman Media Group announced that it expanded its football practice with the appointment of a number of consultants including Chiel Dekker in the Netherlands and Frederic Dobraje, Gregory Dakad, Cedric Mazet and David Martinez in France. The announcement is a natural progression for Wasserman as ...

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Wolfsburg AG Invests In VfL Facilities

Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg unveiled plans for the construction of a new stadium, a VfL-Center and several new practice fields over the course of the next 12 months. The new stadium at Wolfsburg's Allerpark will be the new home ground for the club's women's team and the men's U23 squad. The constr ...

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Bayern Munich's Cup Victory Top On ARD

German public broadcaster ARD "has recorded top ratings for its broadcast of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) final between Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart," according to Daniel Sallhoff of QUOTENMETER. A total of 12.6 million viewers tuned in on Saturday evening to watch Bayern Munich win its third title ...

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Platini: FIFA Won't Raise Age Limit

UEFA President Michel Platini believes that there is "no will within FIFA to impose age and mandate limits on senior officials after a proposal to do so was dropped from FIFA's Congress," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Platini: "President (Sepp) Blatter said that the reforms would be conclude ...

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DTM Reschedules Qualifying Session

The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "has agreed to reschedule its qualifying session in order to allow German public broadcaster ARD to bundle it with the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) final" on Saturday evening, according to MOTORSPORT TOTAL. Instead of its regular time in the early afternoon, the D ...

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Int'l Friendly Gets 30% Share In Germany

German public broadcaster ARD "recorded high ratings for its broadcast of the int'l friendly between Germany and Ecuador on Wednesday," according to Manuel Nunez Sanchez of QUOTENMETER. An average of 8.33 million viewers tuned in to watch the game, which was played in Miami and started at 8:30pm Ger ...

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DFL Denies Duisburg License For '13-14

Second Bundesliga club MSV Duisburg "will not receive a license for the coming season as it is unable to provide proof of its financial capabilities," according to the SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG. The German Football League (DFL) "announced this unanimous decision on Wednesday." Duisburg "has the optio ...

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French Open Expansion Plans Under Fire

The French Open is held at the smallest venue in Grand Slam tennis, and, if local residents and environmentalists get their way, "will fall further behind rivals or move from the Paris site it's occupied for almost 100 years," according to Rossingh & De Beaupuy of BLOOMBERG. The French Ten ...

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Athletics Sees Olympics Revenue Cut

Athletics "will get a lower share of Olympic revenues in the future" after the IOC on Wednesday "recalculated the federations' revenues according to their contribution to the Games," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The 26 sports federations at the London 2012 Olympics divided up $519M base ...

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Real Zaragoza Lowers Ticket Prices

For the fourth consecutive game, La Liga side Real Zaragoza has decided to "establish special prices for its season-ticket holders," according to Sonia Gaudioso of MARCA. The idea, once again, is to fill La Romareda stadium so coach Manolo Jiménez's team can beat Atlético Madrid. Each ...

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