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Formula E Talking To Two North American Cities To Find Replacement For Rio Race

04 / 15 / 14

Electric racing series Formula E is in talks with two North American cities to replace Rio de Janeiro on the calendar of its inaugural season. However, Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag could not reveal the specific cities. Agag said, “We are in touch with two cities for a replacement, actually bo...

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Mexican Football Adds Sponsorship

The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has agreed to a partnership with food company Nature Nutrition ( FMF ). MAQUINA DO ESPORTE reported that the deal is for one-and-a-half years. Terms of the deal "were not disclosed." Apart from Nature Nutrition, the FMF has 14 other sponsorship deals including s ...

Tags: North America, Marketing and Sponsorship

Nike Sponsors United Soccer League

Nike said that it is "taking over as sponsor" of the United Soccer League three years after the company sold its majority stake in the minor league circuit, according to Erik Siemers of the PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL. Nike inherited ownership of the USL in '07 when it acquired U.K.-based football bra ...

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Panama Olympic Committee In 'Disarray'

Panama's Olympic Committee (COP) is "in such disarray over its leadership" that the IOC has threatened to withdraw its recognition of the organization, according to XINHUA. Local daily La Prensa said that the IOC "urged the COP to reverse its decision to postpone a scheduled general assembly and ele ...

Tags: Olympics, North America

West Ham Featured In The Simpsons

EPL West Ham United has had its fair share of "D'oh" moments over the years, but now it is "the latest Premier League club to be immortalised in the award-winning cartoon, The Simpsons ," according to Matt Lawless of the London DAILY MAIL. The newly-promoted Hammers "have made a promising start to ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, United Kingdom, North America

Team Signs Deal With Mexican State

The NBA D-League Texas Legends have signed a presenting level sponsorship deal with the state of Veracruz, Mexico, that puts the “Veracruz Incomparable” tourism slogan on the front of the team’s jersey. Terms of the Veracruz deal were not disclosed, but the deal also includes a med ...

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Bloomberg Launches New Analysis Blog

Bloomberg Sports Monday unveiled its new blog, Stats Insights. The blog will contain original content and analysis for the five major European football leagues as well as the NFL, MLB and NBA. Other sports will be added in the future as well. Match Analysis provides extensive statistics and charts, ...

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ESPN X Games To Expand Globally

Action sports content provider and creator of the X Games ESPN kicks off a new era with the '13 global expansion’s six-event schedule -- featuring eight sports, 26 disciplines and new venues from inaugural host cities Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil; Barcelona, Spain; and Munich, Germany. The thr ...

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COC Reveals $2.6M Contribution

The Canadian Olympic Committee announced a one-time C$2.6M ($2.62M) contribution to Canadian teams competing at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, according to Lori Ewing of the CANADIAN PRESS. COC President Marcel Aubut said, "As the host nation, all eyes of the Americas and the whole world wi ...

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Beckham Weighs MLS Ownership Offers

David Beckham "is weighing up two offers that could see him become the owner of an emerging Major League Soccer club," according to Ben Smith of the BBC. Franchises in Miami and N.Y. have approached the 37-year-old, "who asked for the option to own an MLS club when he joined L.A. Galaxy in '07." Bot ...

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KSL Buys Stake In Olympic Resort

Travel and leisure buyout house KSL Capital Partners has bought a 24% stake in the official ski resort of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler Blackcomb, according to ALT ASSETS. KSL has "acquired more than nine million shares" in the Canada-based company from resort operator Intrawest at $12.75 each, ...

Tags: North America, Facilities

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