Featured Story

Words To Live By: Quotes Of The Year, Part One

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 22 / 14

No matter how the criminals may justify their actions, there is no justification for crimes committed against civilians, especially against women and children. -- Russian President Vladimir Putin , after suicide bombers killed more than 30 people in Volgograd. I am the master of my socia...

Read More

Tags: Year End

More Stories

04/24/14
DFL Provides Licenses To All Clubs

All 36 clubs of the Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga "have overcome the first obstacle of the German Football League's (DFL) licensing process," according to the HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT. In the first phase, the DFL "did not deny licenses to any professional club or any club with aspirations to get promote ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

04/24/14
HSV Handball Pays Outstanding Salaries

The players and head coach Martin Schwalb of financially struggling Handball Bundesliga (HBL) club HSV Hamburg "finally received their March salaries on Tuesday, 17 days behind schedule," according to SPIEGEL ONLINE. It has been reported that club patron Andreas Rudolph "provided the money in advanc ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

04/24/14
German Prosecutors: Ecclestone 'Blackmailed'

German prosecutors "have made the startling revelation" that they believe F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "was blackmailed by former banker Gerhard Gribkowsky," according to Christian Sylt for FORBES. The revelation is surprising "because it reflects Mr Ecclestone’s defence to charges issued by the s ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

04/23/14
Legia Warsaw Consider Public Stock

Polish first division football club Legia Warsaw "could launch an initial public offering" on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the few next years, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Legia Warsaw majority shareholder Dariusz Mioduski said that the IPO "is one of the considered opti ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

04/23/14
MotoGP Viewership Decreasing

MotoGP's "shift toward pay-TV broadcasts has resulted in drastically decreased viewership numbers for the first several races of the season," according to Gerald Dirnbeck of MOTORSPORT-TOTAL. MotoGP promoter Dorna "signed several new broadcast deals for the '14 season." MotoGP races "are now broadca ...

Tags: Media, Europe

04/23/14
Munich To Earn Additional Income From CL

Defending Champions League champion Bayern Munich "is looking forward to additional income," according to the DPA. Advancing to the Champions League final "would put additional millions in the club's coffers." Therefore Bayern Munich "could earn more than last year." The club would receive €6.5 ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

04/23/14
Top Ratings For 2nd Bundesliga On Sport1

German sports network Sport1 "recorded top ratings for its broadcast of the 2nd Bundesliga game between FC Cologne and VfL Bochum on Monday night," according to Manuel Nunez Sanchez of QUOTENMETER. An average of 1.12 million viewers tuned in starting at 8:15pm. The number translated into a market sh ...

Tags: Media, Europe

04/22/14
Ecclestone Faces German Bribery Trial

F1 CEO BERNIE ECCLESTONE "goes on trial for bribery in Germany this week in a case that threatens to end the Briton's long reign as the commercial boss of the motor sport," according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. Prosecutors in Munich have charged Ecclestone, 83, with bribing jailed former German ba ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Europe

04/22/14
Football Must Prevent 'Financial Insanity'

UEFA said that "its plans to curb overspending by clubs are already having a positive impact, although more needs to be done to protect the sport from 'financial insanity,'" according to Peter-Joseph Hegarty of BLOOMBERG. UEFA has said that "it will probably announce sanctions at the beginning of Ma ...

Tags: Europe, Finance

04/22/14
Blatter Again Calls For Winter World Cup

FIFA President Sepp Blatter "has reiterated his desire for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be played at the end of the year in the winter rather than in the searing heat of a Gulf summer," according to the AAP. Pressure has been building for the '22 tournament "to be moved from its traditional June-J ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug