Featured Story

ITF President Ricci Bitti Says Men's Tennis Should Consider Four-Set Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 17 / 14

International Tennis Federation President Francesco Ricci Bitti said that men’s tennis "should consider four-game sets to combat dwindling attention spans among spectators," according to Josh Burrows of the LONDON TIMES. Ricci Bitti says the sport needs to "make plans for a less glamorous futu...

Read More

Tags: CES, ING, ATT, ACC, GE

More Stories

05/02/13
Event Notes

The Int'l Rugby Board Junior World Rugby Trophy, scheduled to start May 28 in Chile, has changed locations. Instead of being held in Antofagasta, the event has been moved to Temuco after Antofagasta Mayor Karen Rojo said that the tournament would not place at the newly inaugurated Calvo & Bascu ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, South America

05/01/13
Ecclestone Confirms Long Beach Talks

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said that "he has held talks with the organisers of the Long Beach Grand Prix about Formula One replacing IndyCar when its agreement to race on the Californian street circuit expires next year," according to Reid & Sylt of ESPN F1. Ecclestone said, "We are not in deep di ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, North America

05/01/13
Event Notes

The Spanish Football League (LFP) has announced the schedule of the games for the 35th Matchday, which will be played from May 10-13. One of the most attractive games will be between Barcelona and Atlético in Vicente Calderón Stadium, which will be played May 12 at 7pm local time. Real ...

Tags: Europe, Events and Attractions

04/30/13
Cui Predicts Strong MMA Growth

One Fighting Championship Founder & CEO Victor Cui, a "velvet-voiced Canadian of Filipino and Chinese descent," is the would-be king of mixed martial arts in Asia, according to Christopher Clarey of the N.Y. TIMES. He is also "the would-be king of Asian sport." Cui: "I'll mak ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

04/30/13
DTM Organizers Plan World Final For '16

The organizers of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "are planning some sort of world final starting in 2016," according to MOTORSPORT TOTAL. BMW Motorsports Head Jens Marquardt, who is also a board member at DTM rights holder ITR, said, "The role model for the constellation is the football C ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

04/30/13
Event Notes

The 4th Kiev Int'l Marathon in the Ukraine attracted a record 2,000 participants Sunday, "becoming one of the biggest events of its kind in Eastern Europe." Before the race, "runners observed a minute of silence" to remember and honor the victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings ( XINHUA, 4 ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

04/26/13
Russia To Use Metal Detectors At Worlds

Russian organizers said that metal detectors for spectators "will be installed along the entire marathon course at the world athletics championships in August as part of increased security following last week's Boston bombings," according to Gennady Fyodorov of REUTERS. Russian Athletics President V ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Russia

04/26/13
Olympic Stadium Could Host Rugby Cup

London's Olympic Stadium "is set to host" as many as five fixtures at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. The centerpiece of the 2012 London Games is "at the heart of the match schedule" ­submitted by 2015 Rugby World Cup organizing committee England 2015 for a ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom

04/26/13
Down Two Stars, Ballantine's Tees Off

South Korea's Ballantine's Championship teed off "under a cloud Thursday after fears of an attack by nuclear-armed North Korea depleted the field" and forced organizers to seek advice on safety, according to the BANGKOK POST. The $2.8M Ballantine's Championship is "the golf-crazy country's only Euro ...

Tags: Asia, Events and Attractions

04/25/13
Event Notes

FC Barcelona has announced it will bring its summer tour of Asia to a close with matches in Bangkok on Aug. 7 and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Aug. 10, but has ditched plans to stage a game in Shanghai ( SOCCEREX, 4/25 ). ... Serie A administrators insisted that the Fiorentina's home match ag ...

Tags: Asia, Events and Attractions

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug