Featured Story

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...

Read More

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

More Stories

05/17/13
AFL To Overhaul Laws Of The Game

The Australian Football League "has proposed an overhaul of the Laws of the Games Committee," with the league's new football operations Manager Mark Evans "having detected club disenchantment with the rules process," according to Caroline Wilson of THE AGE. Club CEOs departed Thursday's CEOs meeting ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

05/17/13
Three Arrested For Spot-Fixing In IPL

Indian cricketer S. Sreesanth and two other bowlers belonging to the Rajasthan Royals Indian Premier League team "were arrested on Thursday for spot-fixing," according to the PTI. The three players received up to Rs. 60 lakh ($110,000) "for an over for giving away runs as per arrangements with booki ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/17/13
Chilean Rugby Could Sue Antofagasta

The battle between the Chilean Rugby Federation (FERUCHI) and the Antofagasta, Chile government "apparently has no solution," according to EMOL. After FERUCHI was denied the use of the Calvo Bascuñán Stadium for the Sub 20 Rugby World Cup , which will take place from May 28-June 9, th ...

Tags: South America, Leagues and Governing Bodies

05/17/13
Sports Feds Targeted Under Swiss Plan

The Swiss cabinet "proposed tightening anti-corruption laws" on Wednesday, pointing to the int'l sporting federations based in the country "as targets of the suggested changes," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. In a statement, the government said, "Switzerland is among the countries least aff ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

05/16/13
Formula E Signs Deal With Renault

Renault Sport "has signed up to be the technical partner for the new Formula E series, which is set to launch next season with a series of events on a range of new street circuits," according to CRASH. Renault "will work alongside Spark Racing Technology to build and supply the cars that will be use ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

05/16/13
Aussie Horse Industyr Sues Government

Australian horse owners, trainers and racing clubs "sued the federal government, claiming its negligence caused a 2007 equine influenza outbreak that devastated the industry," according to Joe Schneider of BLOOMBERG. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Federal Court of Australia in Sydney by Maurice Bla ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

05/16/13
RFU Warned Crisis Could Damage Funding

The Rugby Football Union has been warned that it faces the threat of being plunged back into a “crisis of governance” ahead of a key debate on the recommendations of the Slaughter and May review into reforms of the governing body’s structure, according to Gavin Mairs of the London ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

05/16/13
Korean Boxing Faces MMA Threat

Reports about the death of boxing "have not been greatly exaggerated," according to Jung Min-ho of the KOREA TIMES. Just a few years ago Koreans hailed boxing champions "as bona fide national heroes." Now even "the best boxers fight to the background of the sound of crickets." The talent pipeline "a ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

05/16/13
NRL And AFL Clubs Targeted By Criminals

The Australian Crime Commission report claims that "criminals are trying to establish relationships with senior club officials as a means to corrupting sports and athletes," according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. There are also concerns crooked sponsors are corrupting cash-stra ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

05/15/13
AFL Scraps Idea Of Extending '14 Season

The Australian Football League has virtually ruled out extending the '14 season to 24 games, with league CEO Andrew Demetriou admitting that "the lack of hope of reaching finals for close to one third of the clubs in the competition would prove one key negative to a longer season," according to Caro ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug