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U.K. Government Agrees To Cover Anticipated £30M Shortfall From National Lottery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

A "rescue package" has been agreed to that will lead to Britain’s Olympic sports "being spared funding cuts in the run-up to Tokyo 2020," according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. The government has "agreed to cover an anticipated shortfall of National Lottery income" of more than &poun...

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ManU Signs Bastian Schweinsteiger

ManU Manager Louis van Gaal has "bolstered" the club's options by completing the signings of the Germany World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich and Serie A side Torino defender Matteo Darmian, according to Jamie Jackson of the London GUARDIAN. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge sai ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

FA Rejects Hull City Application

League Championship side Hull City Owner Assem Allam has failed in his "latest attempt to rebrand the club Hull Tigers" after the FA council rejected the "controversial name change application for a second time," according to Andy Hunter of the London GUARDIAN. FA council members met at St. George's ...

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Wimbledon 2015 Prize Money

Wimbledon 2015 "is reaching its critical moment -- and if the players still involved will be dreaming of the trophies" they could have lifted up over the weekend, their accountants will also be "allowing their imaginations to run away with them," according to the London TELEGRAPH. The All England Cl ...

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Sharapova-Williams Rivalry Continues

Some rivalries are "born of a shared greatness that elevates both players on to a higher plane," according to Daniel Schofield of the London TELEGRAPH. Others are based on "mutual antipathy, mistrust and the occasional flash of malice such as that between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova." T ...

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BT Renews Deal With Ulster Rugby

BT announced that it will continue its partnership with Pro12 club Ulster Rugby under a new four-year deal that sees the two brands team up until the end of the '18-19 season. Continuing its role as Ulster Rugby's official communications partner, the BT Sport logo will retain its prominent position ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

Rugby Football League Announces Profit

The Rugby Football League recorded a pre-tax profit for the 13th successive year in '14, it was reported to clubs at the sport’s Annual General Meeting. Investment around the game in '14 was at a record high. The results from the recent Super League AGM, coupled with the results from the RFL' ...

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Famous Faces Line Wimbledon Court

For once the cameras were "pointed away from centre court" on Wednesday as "both British and sporting royalty" descended on Wimbledon to watch ANDY MURRAY earn himself a semifinal place against ROGER FEDERER , according to Gabriella Swerling of the LONDON TIMES. PRINCE WILLIAM  and wife CA ...

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Jockey Club Crowds Surpass 1 Million

Total attendances at Jockey Club Racecourses -- which include major venues such as Newmarket, Aintree and Cheltenham -- rose by 19%, the "first time that crowds at its racing events" have surpassed the 1 million mark by the end of June, according to SPORTING LIFE. The figures put the Jockey Club "on ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

Bournemouth Announces Stadium Deal

EPL side Bournemouth's Dean Court will be "rebranded the Vitality Stadium" after the club announced one of its "most significant sponsorship deals," according to Andy Mitchell of the BOURNEMOUTH ECHO. The private medical insurance company has "secured the stadium naming rights for the next three yea ...

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NFL To Play At New Tottenham Stadium

The NFL has signed a 10-year agreement with Tottenham Hotspur to play two regular-season games annually at the EPL club's new London stadium starting in '18, when the venue opens. The agreement does not mean the NFL is moving away from Wembley Stadium, where it has staged regular-season games annual ...

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