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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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U.N. Tells Russia To Stop Discrimination

The U.N. General Assembly urged Moscow "to promote social inclusion without discrimination" amid outrage over the country's ban on gay "propaganda" among minors, according to REUTERS. Russia "triggered angry criticism and even calls to boycott the Sochi Games when it adopted in June a ban on homosex ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe

TF1 Wins Rights To Rugby World Cup '15

Rugby World Cup 2015 appointed TF1 as rights holding TV broadcaster for the French market by tournament owners Rugby World Cup Ltd. The deal, which represents a record financial commitment for the rights, follows a highly competitive tender process for the French rights, which are among the hig ...

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Red Bull Pays Cost Of Winning

Four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel’s "relentless pursuit of victory" could could drive Red Bull "to the most expensive world championship win in the history of Formula One," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. Red Bull is expected to pick up an estimated £80M ($130M) ...

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City Plans To Buy Stadium For €1

The Tivoli Stadium in Aachen, Germany, which opened in '09, "was one of the main reasons for the bankruptcy of current fourth-tier club Alemannia Aachen, but now the city plans to buy the stadium," according to SPIEGEL ONLINE. The city plans to buy the Tivoli Stadium for the symbolic price of € ...

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PSG Partners With Base79

Online video firm Base79 announced a partnership with Paris St. Germain to manage its video content on YouTube at a global and local level. The deal will allow PSG to create, grow and effectively monetize its online video content. Base79 will use its audience-understanding technology to cr ...

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Swedish Olympic Broadcasters Blocked

Swedish state broadcaster Sveriges Television and TV4 "will not be able to broadcast events" from the 2014 Sochi Olympics "after failing to reach an agreement with rights holder MTG," according to THE LOCAL. TV4 confirmed they offered a "seven figure sum" in line with what they usually pay SVT for O ...

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New Investor Wants DEG Back On Top

German Hockey League (DEL) club Dusseldorf EG's new investor Russian businessman Mikhail Ponomarev said that the club "has to return to the top," according to Otto Krause of the EXPRESS. Ponomarev said, "It can't be that an eight-time champion with the lowest payroll in the league is at the bottom o ...

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ARD Considers Bid For CL Rights

Sources said that German public broadcaster ARD "is seriously evaluating a bid for UEFA Champions League rights," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. ARD confirmed the speculations via its Twitter account. The broadcaster tweeted, "Die ARD hat noch (...) nicht entschieden, ob sie ein Angebot f& ...

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Greek Authorities Raid EPO Headquarters

The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) "looks to be in serious trouble as more than 40 state officials, including prosecutors and financial crime investigators, raided the EPO headquarters unannounced on Monday in search of evidence of financial irregularities," according to Panos Bletsos of IN ...

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Els Against Euro Tour's Playing Demands

Golfer Ernie Els has "described as 'farcical' the European Tour's increased playing demands and will register his disapproval by skipping" next week's season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, according to Andrew Both of REUTERS. He is "annoyed at the tour's new regulation that its members ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

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