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Polish Football Side Stomil Olsztyn Lines Up New Investor To Save Club

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 26 / 15

Polish football club Stomil Olsztyn "is close to bringing on board a new investor with the aim of putting club's finances into order and prevent the club going bankrupt," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. CEO Robert Kildanowicz: "There is an entity which wants to invest in St...

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BOA Chair: Athletes' Reputations At Risk

British Olympic Association Chair Sebastian Coe said that the World Anti-Doping Agency is "risking the reputation of some of the world's best athletes by not enforcing rigorous anti-doping regimes in Kenya and Jamaica," according to Ben Smith of the BBC. Coe: "Jamaica and Kenya are two powerhouses o ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

ManU, Nike Kit Extension Still Unsigned

ManU's worldwide commercial success in splitting up its sponsorships into different regions "has complicated negotiations with Nike" for a potential £1B ($1.6B) kit deal renewal, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. ManU has "been in talks with Nike over the mammoth n ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

Tax Payers To Foot West Ham Lease

The decision to lease the Olympic stadium to West Ham "still generates huge controversy," according to Mihir Bose of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Confidential minutes of the Olympic Board, "which brought together all the stake holders responsible for London 2012, which have come into my possession sh ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

Germany's Fans Shun Wembley Friendly

German football fans have "turned their backs on Tuesday night’s glamorous Wembley friendly against England with so little interest" that the German football federation (DFB) has downgraded its ticket request to "less than 1,000," according to Sam Wallace of the London INDEPENDENT. The interes ...

Tags: United Kingdom, Events and Attractions

Derby Co. Sells Stadium Naming Rights

League Championship club Derby County has sold naming rights to its Pride Park stadium to the "new global sports drink company, iPro," according to the PA. The deal, which is believed to be "one of the biggest independent deals by a club in Football League history," will net Derby £7M ($11.3M) ...

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ManU Benefits As TV Values Rise

ManU highlighted the "soaring value of television rights for live games on Thursday after broadcast and sponsorship deals pushed quarterly revenues to a record high," according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. Premier League clubs are "benefiting from a battle" between pay-TV company Sky and BT for "suprem ...

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Barnet Chair Confirms London Broncos Talks

English fifth-tier side Barnet Chair Tony Kleanthous has "held talks" with Super League side London Broncos over the Broncos "moving to The Hive," according to the BBC. The Broncos "announced their intention to leave the Twickenham Stoop in January but the club have not secured a home venue for next ...

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Celtic Park Undergoes Facelift

Major building works "are set to begin on the area surrounding Celtic Park ahead of the Commonwealth Games next year," according to the SCOTSMAN. The Parkhead club announced that "work on the demolition of London Road Primary School and the club's ticket office" would begin on Wednesday as the fron ...

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Rangers: Police Probing Green Signature

Police "are investigating" whether "disgraced" Scottish League 1 Rangers Owner Craig Whyte "forged" former Owner Charles Green’s signature in the club's takeover, according to Mark McGivern of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The club denied Whyte "still had links to the club" but "confirmed a probe ...

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ECB, Channel Nine Agree To Ashes Deal

The England and Wales Cricket Board has agreed to a broadcast deal for Australia’s next two Ashes tours of England with Australian broadcaster Channel Nine. The deal includes exclusive rights in Australia to the Ashes Series and the One-Day Series and Int'l T20 matches in '15 and '19. Eng ...

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