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French Open To Increase Prize Money For Champions, Early-Round Losers

04 / 16 / 14

French Open singles champions will get a record €1.65M ($2.3M) each, "with first-week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The tournament "has lifted prize money f...

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10/25/13
French Clubs To Strike Over 75% Tax Plan

French football clubs "will go out on strike for the first time in more than 40 years next month in protest at government plans to tax top earners 75 percent," according to Nick Reeves of the AFP. The first lockdown in the professional French game since '72 is scheduled for the last weekend of Novem ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

10/25/13
Former UCI President's Laptop Seized

Private investigators "seized a laptop" belonging to former Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) President Pat McQuaid "within minutes of him losing his job as the head of cycling's world governing body to Britain's Brian Cookson," according to the PA. Staff from the corporate investigations company Kroll "wer ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

10/25/13
Bayern CL Game Draws High Ratings On ZDF

German public broadcaster ZDF "recorded high ratings for its broadcast of Wednesday's Champions League game between Bayern Munich and FC Viktoria Plzeň," according to Fabian Riedner of QUOTENMETER. A total of 7.79 million viewers tuned in to watch Bayern's 5-0 win. The game, which started at 8:45pm ...

Tags: Media, Europe

10/24/13
Infront To Market Euro Hockey League

The Board of the European Club Competition has appointed int'l sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media as the exclusive commercial partner for the new pan-European club hockey competition. The cross-season, int'l league format will start with the '14-15 season and determine the European ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

10/24/13
Blatter Hints At Increased Term

FIFA President Sepp Blatter "has given his strongest hint yet that he plans to stay on in the role past 2015 and finish 'his mission,'" according to the BBC. The 77-year-old Swiss "also wants to increase the term for a president from four years to eight." Blatter: "I feel young enough to be in this ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

10/24/13
Champions League Ratings Up

German pay-TV channel Sky "has recorded top ratings for its Champions League games broadcasts," according to Timo Nöthling of QUOTENMETER. A total of 1.17 million viewers tuned in to watch Sky's simulcast of Tuesday's Champions League games or one of its eight individual game feeds. Sky's broad ...

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10/23/13
DTM Boss Says Series Needs More Stars

The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) season ended on Sunday with former F1 driver Timo Glock winning his first race, but the Chair of DTM rights holder and promoter ITR, Hans-Werner Aufrecht, said that "changes have to be made for the upcoming season," according to SPORT1. Aufrecht: "We have to ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

10/23/13
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Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball will continue their partnership and title-sponsorship agreement for seven more seasons through '20. Europe's premier basketball competition will be known as the Turkish Airlines Euroleague for an entire decade from the start of the original partnership in ' ...

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10/23/13
Bayern Plans On Opening Offices Abroad

Bundesliga club Bayern Munich is looking to increase its global presence by opening two new offices outside of Europe, according to Ingo Rentz of HORIZONT. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, "We plan on opening two offices abroad. One in China and one in New York. From there, we want to increase ...

Tags: Europe, Franchises

10/23/13
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F1 team Marussia "has become the final team to agree a commercial deal" with F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone in a move that ties all 11 teams on the grid to F1 until the end of '20, according to CRASH. The Anglo-Russian team "had been the only one still to agree a deal with Ecclestone as talks continued ov ...

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