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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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Chinese Athletes Rake In London Rewards

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08/29/12
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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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08/21/12
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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08/21/12
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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08/17/12
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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08/17/12
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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08/17/12
London Sponspors To Support Parade

London Games sponsors Visa, British Airways, BP and BT "are to provide financial support for the Olympic and Paralympic victory parade" taking place on Sept. 10, according to John Reynolds of MARKETING MAGAZINE. The London 2012 sponsors are providing additional funding, "on top of their original mul ...

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08/17/12
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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08/16/12
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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08/16/12
Debate Rages On Post-Olympics Plans

Public figures from all over London have “made a variety of suggestions ranging from the socially and environmentally conscious to the caustic,” on what should be done with the Olympic Park, according to Moody & Buchanan of the LONDON TIMES.  Mayor Boris Johnson “confirmed ...

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