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Infantino Was Being Investigated By Ethics Committee Before He Removed Chairmen

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 17

The FIFA ethics committee was investigating President Gianni Infantino for "allegedly under-declaring the money he spent on his election campaign" before he organized the removal of the committee's chairs and members in May, according to David Conn of the London GUARDIAN. The declaration of his...

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Spurs To Play CL Games At Wembley

EPL side Tottenham Hotspur has reached an agreement with the FA "to host Champions League games at Wembley next season with an option to use the national stadium for all matches" in the '17-18 campaign while the club is "building a new ground," according to Ken Ferris of REUTERS. FA CEO Martin Glenn ...

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RTL Draws Best F1 Rating In Three Years

German free-to-air TV channel RTL "recorded its highest F1 viewership in three years for its broadcast of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix," according to the SID. The race from the principality drew an average of 5.81 million viewers starting at 2pm on Sunday. The race, which was won by Mercedes driver Lewi ...

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Golf Tour Alliance Set To Be Ready For '17

European Tour CEO Keith Pelley said that the European golf tour's planned alliance with its Asian equivalent "is likely to be rubber-stamped in time for next season," according to Tony Jimenez of REUTERS. The two circuits, which first collaborated for a co-sanctioned event 17 years ago, announced in ...

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MasterCard Celebrates 'Mad' Fans

MasterCard is tapping into the "madness" and "irrational emotions" of football fans for its sponsorship of the 2016 UEFA Champions League, according to Sarah Shearman of CAMPAIGN LIVE. Featuring Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon, the brand, which has been a sponsor of the European football tournamen ...

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Champions League Set For Changes

Europe’s leading football clubs "are pushing for radical changes" to the UEFA Champions League "in an effort to secure more revenues in response to the financial dominance of the English Premier League," according to Murad Ahmed of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Sources said that clubs, particularly in ...

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MP & Silva Set To Grow Chinese Operation

MP & Silva is looking to grow its Beijing office and develop synergies with its new Chinese investors after selling a majority stake in the company, CEO Marco Auletta said. The media rights agency sees a tremendous potential in the Chinese mark ...

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Freezers Fold Despite Business Support

German Hockey League (DEL) side Hamburg Freezers "has folded despite reports of an unknown business willing to sign a 10-year deal as the club's shirt sponsors," according to Kathrin Hartmann of SPONSORs. The company reportedly offered to pay €550,000 ($615,000) annually over the next 10 season ...

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Swiss Cantons Vie For Winter Games

The Swiss cantons of Valais and Vaud "teamed up to launch a joint candidacy for the 2026 winter Olympics," according to THE LOCAL. The cantons, in south-western Switzerland, "announced the move at a press conference in Lausanne on Thursday under the banner 'The Swiss Made Winter Games 2026.'" As yet ...

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F1 Remains 'Plan A' For Maldonado

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ManU, Madrid Tie For Most Valuable

ManU's fifth place finish in the English Premier League "may have gotten its manager fired, but the team's bottom line is just fine," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. A report by accounting firm KPMG revealed that ManU is worth €2.9B ($4.5B). It "gives the club the same value as Real Madr ...

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