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British Cycling's Medical Supplier Refuses To Cooperate With Investigation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 22 / 17

The "storm engulfing Team Sky and British Cycling erupted again on Monday," according to Matt Lawton of the London DAILY MAIL. It emerged that the medical supplier that sent a batch of a banned substance to British Cycling's HQ "has refused to co-operate with the governing body's own investigation."...

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Schalke Embraces Esports Future

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BBC Delivers Record-Breaking Coverage

Coverage on mobile saw the BBC deliver "record-breaking coverage for the recently-concluded 2016 Olympic Games," according to Tim Skinner of TELECOMS.com. The BBC said that 102.3 million unique global browser sessions "made use of BBC Sport’s coverage of the games in Rio," across its full ...

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Hull City Takeover Appears Imminent

China's "investment assault on European football has gathered further momentum" as a Chinese takeover of Premier League club Hull City "appears imminent," according to CHINA DAILY. The sale of Hull City to siblings Dai Yongge and Dai Xiu Li "is imminent." The pair recently registered a new U.K.-base ...

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Paddy Power Betfair Increases Spending

Paddy Power Betfair "has significantly boosted marketing spend" after creating one of the biggest gambling companies following the merger of the two brands this year, according to Shona Ghosh of CAMPAIGN LIVE. In its half-year results to the end of June , published on Wednesday, the company re ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

Man City To Install Glass Tunnel

Man City fans "will be able to watch their players prepare for games next season" when a new glass tunnel is installed at the Etihad Stadium, sources said, according to Jonathan Smith of ESPN.com. The club "is set to revamp the ground," which was built for the Commonwealth Games in '02, moving ...

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Paddy Power Betfair Falls To Loss

The £7B ($9.26B) merger of Paddy Power and Betfair "has started to pay off" after the combined company said that cost savings "would be achieved a year ahead of schedule and be greater than initially forecast," according to Nic Fildes of the FINANCIAL TIMES. However, the tie-up, completed ...

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Scottish Clubs Set For CL Payday

Scottish Premiership sides will gain over £200,000 ($264,550) each "following Celtic's progression to the Champions League group stage," according to STV. Teams in this season's top flight "will benefit from a solidarity payment handed out to leagues with participants in Europe's top club comp ...

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Pro12 In Talks About Expansion

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Edinburgh Opens New Sports Facility

Scotland "now has a new world-class sports facility" in Edinburgh after the £33M ($43.5M) Oriam building "was delivered on time and on budget," according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The building at Heriot-Watt University "will be used" by the Scottish FA , Scottish Rugby, Basketball Scotland ...

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Team GB Praises British Airways

Team GB "may have brought back dozens of medals from Rio," but as it touched down at Heathrow airport it was team sponsor British Airways that "seemed to have struck gold -- thanks to a string of gushing endorsements" from the U.K.'s Olympians, according to Nadia Khomami of the London GUARDIAN. ...

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