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Australian Open Endeavors To Attract Chinese Tennis Tourists

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 19 / 18

The Australian Open "stepped up efforts to lure Chinese tennis fans to Melbourne Park by boosting broadcast and sponsorship deals," according to Melanie Burton of REUTERS. More than 59 million people in China tuned in to watch the Australian Open in '17, up by more than 84% on the year before, and o...

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Königssee To Host World Championships

The Int'l Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation said on Monday that Germany's Königssee will host the 2017 Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championships after "they were taken away from Russia's Sochi following the country's doping scandal," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Germany w ...

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NZR End-Of-Year Match Not Vs. England

New Zealand Rugby is in negotiations to "add a fourth match to next year's All Blacks' end-of-year-tour" -- but it will not be against England, according to Aaron Goile of STUFF. NZR CEO Steve Tew said that plans "were in motion to lock in another game on a schedule that currently reads: France, Sco ...

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Commonwealth Bank Test Sets Record

Gabba Commonwealth Bank Day-Night Test has continued to draw strong crowds, with a record attendance confirmed for a non-Ashes Test match at the venue. The opening game of the Commonwealth Bank Test series against Pakistan had attracted 66,325 fans after the first session, with the two-session "twil ...

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DTM Unveils 18-Race Calendar For '17

The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "has released its '17 season schedule," according to the SID. The new calendar includes 18 races from May 6 until Oct. 15. The series will make four stops outside of Germany: Hungaroring (Hungary), Moscow Raceway (Russia), Zandvoort (Netherlands) and Spielbe ...

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ITU Names Edmonton '20 Grand Final Host

The Int'l Triathlon Union named Edmonton as the host city for the ITU World Championships Grand Final in '20. ITU President Marisol Casado said, "The city provides unprecedented support to the event, while the local organizing committee offers an exceptional experience for both elite and age grouper ...

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FFHB Announces Ticket Sales

With the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Handball World Championships -- hosted by France -- approaching, the French Handball Federation (FFHB) “announced interesting figures during a media and sponsors meeting,” according to Victor Pellissier of SPORTBUZZ BUSINESS. The FFHB announced tha ...

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ITF Reaffirms Islamabad David Cup Match

In a "landmark decision" coming after 12 years, the Int'l Tennis Federation has allowed Pakistan to hold a Davis Cup tie -- against Iran -- in Islamabad in February, "thus rejecting the appeal of the visiting nation to change the venue from Pakistan on security grounds," according to Mohammad Yaqoob ...

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Event Notes

Japan will host Australia on Nov. 4 , "in a landmark test match," the Japan Rugby Football Union and Australian Rugby Union jointly announced Thursday. The game, at a venue yet to be determined, "will mark the first time the Wallabies and Brave Blossoms play on Japanese soil." The two si ...

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Wimbledon U.K.'s Most-Attended Event

U.K.'s Top 10 Events Of '16 Wimbledon Tennis Championships: 494,000 people (14 days) F1 British Grand Prix: 327,000 (3 days) Royal Ascot horseracing: 295,000 (5 days) Cheltenham Festival: 261,000 (4 days) ATP World Tennis Finals: 252,000 (8 days) The Open: 17 ...

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England Rugby To Take On Australia

England will host Australia, Argentina and Samoa at Twickenham in its November '17 int'l fixtures, according to the BBC. It means Manager Eddie Jones' side, which is unbeaten in 13 games in '16, is set to play 10 times next year. England will defend its Six Nations title in February and Ma ...

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