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Football League Agent Fees Fall By 18% During '13-14 Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 29 / 14

The latest publication of Football League clubs' spending on agents' fees has revealed that clubs committed a total of £17.7M to agents during the '13-14 season, a reduction of 18% on the previous year (£21.5M). Championship clubs accounted for £14.7M of the total, with League One ...

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Japanese To Appeal Against the IOC

The Japanese Olympic Committee will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the IOC's decision to void hammer thrower Koji Murofushi's election to the IOC Athletes' Commission, according to KYODO. The JOC "believes there has been a misinterpretation of the rules," and although it plans ...

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Chinese Athletes Rake In London Rewards

China's Olympic Gold Medalists have been rewarded "with lavish gifts by the state," including cash bonuses and luxury sea-front apartments, according to Alastair Himmer of REUTERS. Real estate companies have been "lining up to sponsor athletes" by furnishing them with new housing after their success ...

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Coe No. 1 Hope For BOA Chair

There is "increasing confidence" in Whitehall that LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe, "whose stock is high after successfully delivering a memorable Games," can be persuaded to take over as the British Olympic Association Chair, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Earlier this month, Coe was th ...

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Adidas See Spike In Twitter Followers

Adidas has seen a 25% growth in its Twitter followers over the course of the London Games, according to Sarah Shearman of MARKETING MAGAZINE. The company, which was a tier-one domestic sponsor, "now has 117,973 followers for its adidas U.K. account, compared to Nike U.K.'s 14,578." Adidas started fo ...

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Olympians In Fashion Spotlight

Their Olympic glory may now be over, "but the stars of London 2012 are enjoying a new spotlight as fashion's latest darlings," according to Lauren Cochrane of the London GUARDIAN. Images of Michael Phelps in the latest ad campaign for Louis Vuitton's core values show the Olympian "sporting a three-p ...

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Non-Olympic Sponsors Have Free Rein

Non-Olympic sponsors ran advertising in Thursday's newspapers featuring Olympic athletes as they seek to take advantage of the end of the advertising blackout period, according to Matthew Chapman of MARKETING MAGAZINE. Brands trying to capitalize off of the Olympics include U.K. Athletics main spons ...

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More Paralympic Tickets On Sale

Paralympic Games organizers have released an extra 45,000 tickets as "steady demand for a slice of London 2012 action continues," according to Nick Pearce of the London TELEGRAPH. Most of the tickets on sale this week are for athletics sessions, although a "limited amount" of wheelchair basketball, ...

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London Sponspors To Support Parade

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Olympic Notes: Marathon Gold Brings In $80,000

Recently-crowned Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich returned home Wednesday to "a rapturous welcome in Uganda, an $80,000 cheque and a pledge that his parents will get a new house." Kiprotich, who beat the heavily-fancied Kenyan team to claim Uganda's first Gold Medal in 40 years at the Lon ...

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U.K. Sport In A Bind After '12 Failures

Minority sports that "revelled in their moment in the Olympic sun are facing the realities of a tough future," according to Robin Scott-Elliot. U.K. Sport, the body that distributes elite funding to Olympic sports, is "in the process of determining how much each governing body should receive" toward ...

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