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Doha GOALS Exec Producer Says Forum Will Explore Global Options After L.A. Success

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 15

The Doha GOALS Forum will most likely be held in Doha next year, but the advisory board will explore several possibilities for the global sport conference, including holding it in other countries and hosting regional conferences, said Richard Attias, executive producer of the forum. A decision on th...

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UNAM Pumas To Open Center In Peru

Liga MX side UNAM Pumas announced on Saturday that it would "soon be opening a training center in Peru," according to XINHUA. Pumas Manager of Youth Teams & Licenses Abel Larrauri said that the announcement, "besides re-inforcing the junior leagues, will open up a range of opportunities for youn ...

Tags: Facilities, North America, South America

Mexico City In Talks With MLB, NFL

Mexico City Sports Institute (Indeporte) Dir General Horacio de la Vega said that the city is "looking to host" Major League Baseball and NFL games in '16, according to Carlos Herrera Luyando of LA AFICÍON. He said, "With MLB we are very advanced with the new stadium that we are building with ...

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CRL Wants Toronto Team In League 1

Canada Rugby League Chair Eric Perez, the man "behind an ambitious bid to introduce a Canadian team into English rugby league," has revealed that although no deal has been agreed, "talks are ongoing about a side entering as early as next season," according to Aaron Bower of the London GUARDIAN. Pere ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom, North America

Mexican F1 Organizers Stage Promo Event

Organizers of the Mexican F1 Grand Prix will put on a cooking demonstration at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya to promote the series' return to Mexico City later this year. Latin America's leading entertainment company and promoter of the Mexican race, CIE, has partnered with Mexican chef Ruben B ...

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Moko Acquires 10% Stake In BigTeams

An Australian social media company called Moko Social Media signed a low seven-figure deal for a 10% stake in BigTeams, a Virginia-based company that produces websites and scheduling software for high-school athletic departments. Deal terms give Moko the option to acquire up to 23% of the company, w ...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao To Set Records

Saturday's Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is "expected to shatter all revenue records in boxing history, including for most money generated by sponsors," according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. Top Rank President Todd duBoef on Friday said that their contracts "with five title sponsors" will add a r ...

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Rugby Unions Plan Pan-American Championship

USA Rugby announced that six nations from North and South America "plan to launch a Pan-American annual championship based on the successful European model," according to REUTERS. Representatives of rugby unions from Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Canada and the U.S. "met in Miami this week to ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, South America, North America

Mayweather-Pacquiao Tickets Go On Sale

Tickets for next week's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao "finally" went on sale on Thursday, with some expected to cost $100,000 on the resale market, according to the BBC. The MGM Grand in Las Vegas has a capacity of 16,500 "but only about 1,000 seats can be bought by the public." ...

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FIFA Unveils Canada WC Production Plans

FIFA revealed plans for its biggest and most advanced broadcast production for a women’s football tournament. Production for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 will include top match directors, up to 22 state-of-the-art cameras and ultra-high definition visuals. A standard minimum se ...

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Castillo Takes Over Mexico's CONADE

Mexico National Commission for Physical Culture & Sport (CONADE) Dir Alfredo Castillo was last week named director of the body, replacing Jesús Mena, according to LA AFICIÓN. He discussed on Monday the cancellation of "what would have been the first Int'l Swimming Federation ...

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