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GSK Human Performance Lab Helps Athletes Improve Fitness Ahead Of 2016 Rio Olympics

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 07 / 15

Rory Mcllroy is one of a host of top athletes trying to improve their fitness ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics by working with scientists at a high performance sports laboratory, which claims to be breaking through the limits of human performance. Olympians such as triathletes Jonny and Alistair Brown...

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10/16/14
Russia Considering Reducing WC Budget

Russia 2018 World Cup CEO Alexei Sorokin said that Russia's budget for hosting the World Cup "may face a squeeze as the ruble's fall against the U.S. dollar makes imported construction materials more expensive," according to the AP. The ruble has fallen by "almost a third against the dollar since th ...

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10/16/14
Stade Velodrome To Be Inaugurated Thursday

The Stade Velodrome, expanded for the Euro 2016, will be "officially inaugurated Thursday after more than three years and €268M ($341.7M) of work," according to the AFP. The Velodrome has "seen its maximum capacity go from 60,000 seats to 67,000" and is "equipped with a huge white 65,000-squar ...

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10/15/14
Commerzbank Extends Stadium Deal

Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt "has reportedly extended the stadium naming rights deal with Commerzbank until '20," according to BILD. Commerzbank, which has been the stadium's naming-rights partner since '05, will pay €3.5M ($4.4M) annually for the rights. The current contract between the ...

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10/14/14
Reds To Sell Main Stand Naming Rights

Related story: Liverpool Considers U.S. A Growing Market Liverpool is "considering selling the naming rights for the new main stand at Anfield" in a bid to finance the £75M ($120M) redevelopment cost of the stadium, according to the London GUARDIAN. Liverpool City Counci ...

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10/14/14
Horse Training Track Gets Green Light

With its "space-age design, it would not look out of place in a theme park but its creator claims it will revolutionise the training of racehorses," according to Marcus Townend of the London DAILY MAIL. Planning permission "has already been approved for the construction of the mile-long monorail sys ...

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10/14/14
Stadium Operating Company Loses $532K

The stadium operating company of 2nd Bundesliga side Union Berlin reported that it lost €420,000 ($532,000) during the last fiscal year, according to Mathias Bunkus of the BERLINER KURIER. Together with a loss of €690,000 during the previous year, the club's stadium lost a total of more th ...

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10/13/14
Freiburg To Invest $88M In New Stadium

Bundesliga side SC Freiburg has unveiled plans to invest €70M ($88M) in the construction of a new stadium, "which will be co-financed by the city of Freiburg," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The club said in a statement that it is aiming to launch the project in ...

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10/13/14
Facility Notes

Venue management company SMG renewed its management contract for Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot for an additional five years. SMG has been the venue's management company since before its opening in Sept. '04. The Coliseo has hosted 887 events and 5.6 million visitors and grossed more tha ...

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10/10/14
Thohir: Owning A Stadium Is Not Enough

Inter Milan Owner Erick Thohir "held recent talks" with AC Milan over the San Siro ground, intended work ahead of hosting the 2016 Champions League Final and Milan’s intentions to build a new ground elsewhere, according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. For Thohir, "the process of owning a stadium is necess ...

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10/09/14
Eastern Tracks Look To Plug F1's Gaps

F1 will "accelerate eastwards in search of new venues and new money," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. With eight circuits in the Middle and Far East "already on the calendar for next season," F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone is ready to "welcome two more." Ecclestone arrived on Wednesday in So ...

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