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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...

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TODD WOODBRIDGE "is no longer a contender for Tennis Australia's vacant high performance director's role." Woodbridge has "moved into a new media/ambassadorial/spokesman's position within the organisation." Woodbridge was "one of three internal candidates for the high-performance post," alongside ...

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11/22/13
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Scottish Rangers Appoint Wallace CEO

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ATP Names New Head Of Men's Tennis

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