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Bernie Ecclestone Says He Ran Formula 1 As A 'Five-Star Michelin Restaurant'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 20 / 17

Bernie Ecclestone was "deposed" as CEO of Formula 1 in January after "one of the longest running reigns in sport, driven out of power by American conglomerate Liberty Media," according to Oliver Holt of the London DAILY MAIL. It marked the end of a "tumultuous 12 months which shook Ecclestone's...

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European Football's Average Attendance

A list of the average attendances for football clubs "in the ‘top five’ European leagues has been released, with some surprising results," according to RT. The average attendances for clubs in Germany, England, Italy, Spain and France "were analyzed by football statistics website deporte ...

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Barcelona To Change Layout For MotoGP

The FIA, the FIM and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya "have agreed to modify the layout" of the track, according to Oriol Puigdemont of MOTORSPORT. The safety of the venue "was called into question following the accident that resulted in the death of Luis Salom during Friday practice for MotoGP's ...

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Eurosport Taps Bernard Ross

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Hoeneß Calls For Elimination Of 50+1 Rule

Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeneß "has called for the elimination of the '50+1 rule' in Germany," according to Gabriel Wagner of SPONSORs. Hoeneß: "I'm totally for the elimination of the 50+1 rule. Not because we would change anything ... but to finally end the discussion." Hoeneß ...

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Latvia To Boycott 2017 IBSF Worlds

Latvia "became the first nation to say they will boycott the bobsleigh and skeleton World Championships in Sochi," according to Nick Hope of the BBC. Pressure "is mounting on authorities to strip the Russian city of the March event after a report claimed more than 1,000 Russians benefited from state ...

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AS Roma Launches Arabic Website

Serie A side AS Roma debuted its Arabic-language website at asroma.com/ar, an effort that is the result of Twitter-based fan polling. The club last month opened polling on its new official website, and 84% of more than 44,000 respondents opted for an Arabic-language destination. The new site continu ...

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CA Aims To Reduce TV Anti-Siphon List

Cricket Australia "is planning to intensify a proposed lobbying campaign against the anti-­siphoning list, with a sharper reduction than previously indicated," according to Jake Mitchell of THE AUSTRALIAN. The sports body "is considering asking the Turnbull government to remove home matches played b ...

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Top 10 Advertisers On RTL For F1

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Free-TV Debut Draws More Than 500K

German sports news channel Sky Sport News HD "celebrated a positive free-to-air TV launch," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The channel drew more than 500,000 viewers on average for the broadcast of the Bundesliga game between Bayern Munich and FSV Mainz. The game drew a 3.5% market share in th ...

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Braunschweig Reports Seven-Figure Profit

Second Bundesliga club Eintracht Braunschweig "reported a seven-figure profit for the '15-16 season," according to SPORT1. The club generated a surplus of €1.15M. Braunschweig revealed the figure at its annual general meeting last week. Braunschweig Managing Dir Soeren Voigt: "It's great that w ...

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