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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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Hickey Wants To Block Moran Report

Former Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey said that his legal team in Dublin "warned against the publication of Judge Carroll Moran's report into the Rio ticketing scandal last summer as it might prejudice his trial in Brazil," according to RTÉ. Sarah Keane, Hickey's success ...

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5USport Buys Northampton Town

League One side Northampton Town has been taken over by Chinese sports company 5USport, according to SKY SPORTS. Talks between the parties have reportedly been "ongoing for a number of months" and a deal has now been finalized. Following approval from the English Football League, the sports developm ...

Tags: Franchises, Asia, United Kingdom

Trump's Course Could Host Scottish Open

U.S. President Donald Trump's "relationship with golf is poised to remain in sharp focus," with his "course on the outskirts of Aberdeen in the frame to host the 2019 Scottish Open," according to Ewan Murray of the London GUARDIAN. The event's sponsor, Aberdeen Asset Management, wants the tournament ...

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Crystal Palace Signs ManBetX

Premier League side Crystal Palace announced a multi-year deal with int'l gaming company ManBetX as its new shirt sponsor. The ManBetX logo will be featured across the club's shirt and the company will be promoted as the main sponsor across all of Crystal Palace's media channels online and offl ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

WRU Signs Historic Deal With Isuzu

The Welsh Rugby Union signed "the biggest shirt partnership deal in its history, with the logo of Isuzu to appear on the new kit launched in the autumn," according to Jon Doel of WALES ONLINE. The Japanese motor company will replace insurance company Admiral as the main sponsor of the senior na ...

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Four Birmingham Arenas Confirmed For Bid

Four major arenas have been "identified as the cornerstones" of Birmingham's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, according to Carl Jackson of the Wolverhampton EXPRESS AND STAR. City center venues Symphony Hall and the Barclaycard Arena "would play a major part" while the National Exhibiti ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

Hazard Becomes Part Owner Of NASL Side

Eden Hazard is "following in the footsteps" of former Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba by becoming part owner of a new football club in the U.S., according to Bob Williams of the London TELEGRAPH. Hazard "teamed up" with fellow pros Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sow -- as well as local i ...

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Scottish Women, SFA Resolve Dispute

The Scottish FA and the Scotland women's national team "have resolved their dispute over financial, commercial and equality matters," according to the BBC. The team is preparing for Euro 2017, but players "had refused to take part in media or promotional work." The players issued a statement through ...

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Rangers Could Net £5M From Retail Deal

Scottish Premiership side Rangers "could bank" up to £5M ($6.36M) from the sale of replica strips and official merchandise in the coming season after "successfully renegotiating" its "controversial retail deal with Sports Direct," according to Matthew Lindsay of the HERALD SCOTLAND. The club w ...

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Leyton Orient Takeover Complete

National League side Leyton Orient has been bought by business consortium Eagle Investments 2017 Ltd., "ending Francesco Becchetti's controversial reign at the club," according to Lyall Thomas of SKY SPORTS. Nigel Travis, who heads Eagle Investments, will take over as chair and his board of director ...

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