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Martin Whitmarsh Will Return To Formula 1 To Help Circuit Reduce Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 18 / 18

Former McLaren Formula 1 Team Principal Martin Whitmarsh is returning to F1 to "help find ways to reduce costs," according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. FIA said that Whitmarsh "had been invited in as a temporary consultant" to help define "regulations for fair and sustainable competition." ...

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2024 Olympic Bid Cities: Rome

Luca Pancalli, VP of Rome 2024, says the city has a "unique cultural history" that will present athletes with a chance "to live the Olympic spirit." The Italian capital last hosted the Olympics in '60. Pancalli, who is also the president of Italian Paralympic Committee, answered a series of question ...

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ARD, ZDF Secure EHF Euro Rights

Handball "will return to free-to-air TV in Germany after public broadcasters ARD and ZDF acquired the rights for the next two European championships," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. Sports rights agency SportA, which is owned by the broadcasters, confirmed on Thursday that it "secured the ...

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Ski Jumping Gold Medalists Found Agency

Ski jumping Gold Medal winners Martin Schmitt and Simon Ammann "have founded a sports marketing agency," according to Gabriel Wagner of SPONSORS. The two have become shareholders of ASP Sports Ammann Schmitt & Partner. The focus of the agency "will be in the areas of athlete management, marketin ...

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HSV Hamburg Again In Financial Trouble

Ailing Handball Bundesliga (HBL) club HSV Hamburg "again has financial problems," according to Henning Eberhardt of SPONSORs. The club has "to hope for additional contributions from ex-President Andreas Rudolph to stay afloat." HSV Managing Dir Christian Fitzek: "Without additional contributions fro ...

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Tebas Outlines Hopes For TV Revenue

Spanish Football League (LFP) President Javier Tebas discussed the league's audiovisual situation "at a crucial moment as the auction for the sale of the TV rights for the next three seasons is open," according to SUPERDEPORTE. He admitted that he hopes to obtain a minimum of €1B ($1.07B) ...

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Prince Ali Will Stick With Russia, Qatar

Jordanian FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein said that he "will not reopen the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if he wins control of world football," according to Owen Gibson of the GUARDIAN. The "controversial tournaments have been under constant scrutiny" sinc ...

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Attackers Planned Multiple Explosions

A group of several attackers "planned to set off multiple explosives" in Hanover football stadium at Tuesday's friendly match between Germany and the Netherlands, "which was called off," according to Paul Carrel of REUTERS. German newspaper Bild said that it had obtained a copy of a document that Ge ...

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2024 Olympic Bid Cities: Paris

Etienne Thobois, CEO of Paris 2024, says Paris has "all the assets" to host "wonderful" Games, including the commitment of all three levels of government -- from the president down -- to offer "certainty and security." Paris' bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the city's fourth since ' ...

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Octagon's Wardle Describes Wembley Game

Four days after a series of terrorist attacks swept through Paris, the French national football team returned to action on Tuesday with a friendly against England in London, and Octagon Worldwide Chief Strategy Officer Simon Wardle said the match was "yet another example of the power of sports.&rdqu ...

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Sports Events To Go Ahead As Scheduled

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