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Tour De France A Bargain For Sponsors As Team Sponsorships Drop 50%

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 14

The Tour de France "is a bargain for sponsors, courtesy of Lance Armstrong," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The event "could once demand large investments from potential backers." Hilversum, Netherlands-based sports marketing consultant Frank van den Wall Bake said that tainted by dopi...

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05/13/14
Spanish F1 GP Draws Crowd Of 91,480

The Spanish F1 Grand Prix held over the weekend drew more than 205,000 spectators to the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit, including 91,480 to Sunday's race, according to Manuel Franco of AS. Included in the crowd "were a number of famous politicians and athletes." Catalonia regional government President ...

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05/13/14
Car Bomb Found, Defused In Dublin

Police have said that a "huge car bomb was found in Dublin hours before the climax of the Irish leg of the Giro d'Italia cycle race," according to Henry McDonald of the London GUARDIAN. The 50-pound bomb, "which was made from fertiliser mix, was discovered on Saturday night in the car park of a hote ...

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05/13/14
Brazil President Adjusts Work Schedule

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff "decreed a reduction in working hours during the World Cup on the days that Brazil has games," according to OLE. Employees of public organizations will "be free from work" at 12:30pm to enjoy matchdays. Brazilians "will not have problems getting together to watch Braz ...

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05/13/14
Event Notes

The demand for tickets to the 2nd German Hockey League (DEL) Winter Game remains high. More than 20,000 tickets have been sold since they went on sale on Friday ( DEL ). ... Doha won the right to host the 48th edition of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in '18 "following a decision announ ...

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05/12/14
European Tour Criticized After Death

The European Tour "suffered condemnation from its own membership" after the final round of the Madeira Islands Open on Sunday "was allowed to continue despite the death of a caddie," according to Ewan Murray of the London GUARDIAN. Caddie Iain McGregor, who was working for Scot Alastair Forsyth, "co ...

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05/12/14
Asian Games May Move To Indonesia

Indonesia "could be in the running to host the 2019 Asian Games after Vietnam earlier stepped down as host," according to Ami Afriatni of the JAKARTA GLOBE. This comes in the wake of a three-day visit by a delegation from the Olympic Council of Asia, led by VP Wei Jizhong, to Jakarta, Bandung, West ...

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05/12/14
São Paulo Airport Opens New Terminal

Brazil has "completed its biggest infrastructure project for the World Cup with only 32 days to spare, opening the country’s long-awaited new international airport terminal in São Paulo," according to Samantha Pearson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. In "defiance of critics who said it would not ...

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05/12/14
Event Notes

South Africa has "expressed interest in hosting the 2019 Women's World Cup." FIFA revealed it has "also received declarations of interest from England, France, Korea Republic and New Zealand" ( BBC, 5/9 ). ... FIFA's Club World Cup "could be heading back to the UAE, where it was previously stage ...

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05/09/14
Purchase Of F1 Organizer Under Review

Valencia's District Attorney "began a criminal investigation on suspicion of embezzlement of public money" in the Valencian Government's purchase of Valencia F1 race organizer Valmor, according to EL CONFIDENCIAL. Valencia's District Attorney is "reviewing charges presented" by socialist group Las C ...

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05/08/14
Winter Game Tickets To Go On Sale

The ticket presale for the second German Hockey League (DEL) Winter Game "will start on Friday," according to the SID. The league's second outdoor game "will feature Cologne and Dusseldorf and will take place on Jan. 10 at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf." There will be a total of 54,500 tickets "ava ...

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