Italian motorcycle company Ducati "appointed BERNHARD GOBMEIER as its new motorsports director." The 53-year-old "has a lot of experience in this position, which he held at BMW." Gobmeier "will work together with current Ducati Motorsport Dir FILIPPO PREZIOSI, who was named head of research & development of Ducati Motor Holding" (SID, 11/20). ... Clothing company Jack Wolfskin "appointed ELKE STEIN as its managing director of marketing and product development." Stein, who previously held the position of GM for Reebok in Germany, Austria and Switzerland at adidas, "will start at Jack Wolfskin on Feb. 1" (FASHION UNITED, 11/20). ... La Liga club RCD Espanyol has elected JOAN COLLET as its president (EFE, 11/19). ... Euro 2012 tournament director in Ukraine MARKIYAN LUBKIVSKY will lead the local organizing committee for the preparation of Ukraine to host the EuroBasket 2015 European Basketball Championship (ISPORTCONNECT, 11/20).
MANAGERS: Brasileiro club Internacional has relieved head coach FERNANDÃO of his duties (GAZETA ESPORTIVA, 11/20). ... Spanish basketball club Caja Laboral "named ZAN TABAK as coach to replace DUSKO IVANOVICH." Ivanovich was sacked on Sunday. Tabak, who is Croatian, "dissolved his contract with Polish side Trefi Sport on Monday afternoon and signed a contract with Caja Laboral until '14" (CHINA DAILY, 11/20).
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