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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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09/17/13
Sport1 Draws With Volleyball Broadcast

German sports channel Sport1 "recorded tremendous ratings for its broadcast of the women's 2013 European Volleyball Championships final between Germany and Russia on Saturday," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. An average of 730,000 viewers tuned in to watch the game starting at 7:48pm. The numbe ...

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09/17/13
Eurosport Makes TV Debut In U.S.

Eurosport has announced an agreement with stakeholder Discovery Communications that will bring its flagship Eurosport TV channel to U.S. viewers for the first time in its 24-year history. Starting Sept. 28, a new Saturday afternoon programming block "Eurosport on Velocity" featuring motorsports high ...

Tags: Media, North America, Europe

09/16/13
Heineken Cup Breakaway Backed

The Rugby Football Union "is coming under increasing pressure to ratify plans for a new European competition after the organisation representing England’s players became the latest high-profile body to back the dismantling of the Heineken Cup," according to James & Mairs of the London TELE ...

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09/16/13
Study: UEFA Europa League Social Media

The 48 teams which will play this season in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League gathered a total of 6,739,100 fans on the official FanPages on Facebook. The most popular team is a member of the Premier League -- Tottenham Hotspur, which at the time of the study had 2,249,731 fans. Second place ...

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09/16/13
Nuremberg Wants To Build Own Stadium

Bundesliga club FC Nuremberg "is once again dreaming of building its own stadium," according to the SID. Club Financial Dir Ralf Woy said, "It is supposed to be a new stadium in Nuremberg. It is expected to be completed by 2020 at the site of the old stadium." The club's main goal "is to generate hi ...

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09/16/13
Sky Scores High Ratings With Bundesliga

German pay-TV channel Sky "recorded outstanding ratings with its broadcast of Saturday's Bundesliga games," according to Manuel Nunez Sanchez of QUOTENMETER. A total of 1.24 million viewers tuned in to watch Sky's simulcast of the five afternoon games starting at 3:30pm. The number translated into a ...

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09/13/13
Madrid Mayor Rules 2024 Olympics Out

Madrid Mayor Ana Botella said that the Spanish city should not bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, "after missing out on the 2020 edition last week," according to Alex Duff of BLOOMBERG. Spain's Education, Culture & Sports Minister Jose Ignacio Wert said that Botella's opinion was "correct ...

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09/13/13
Austria To Bid On Hosting Handball Euro

The Austrian Handball Federation (ÖHB) "will submit a bid to host the men's 2020 European Handball Championships," according to KURIER. The European Handball Federation said Thursday that "Sweden, Norway and Denmark have also declared their intentions to host the event." The countries "have to ...

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09/13/13
Ferrari Sends Hülkenberg Rejection Text

Sauber F1 driver NICO HÜLKENBERG , who was in negotiations with Ferrari for a '14 cockpit, "was informed of the Italian team's decision to go with Lotus driver KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN instead through a text message," according to BILD. Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal STEFANO DOMENICALI se ...

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09/13/13
Leagues Want To Revive European Cup

The German Hockey League (DEL) and five other European hockey leagues "are planning the reintroduction of a European Cup competition starting with the '14-15 season," according to the SID. DEL CEO Gernot Tripcke said, "We want to revive the European Cup. We hope we can announce its return at the end ...

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