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Elisha Chauhan asks Monza how it plans to reinvigorate the venue’s magic following Bernie Ecclestone’s threat to drop the historic track.

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    1 September 2014

    With wheels on President Bach’s proposed Olympic Channel now fully in motion, Timo Lumme, managing director of TV and marketing at the IOC (International Olympic Committee), tells Owen Evans how it will operate.

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    1 September 2014

    Experts in commercial landscape of Formula One met at SportBusiness International headquarters last month to debate the real extent to which stakeholders in the sport are achieving ROI. Will Formula E be competitive to Formula One? Is the sponsorship proposition as attractive to brands as it has been in the past? And who should replace Bernie Ecclestone when he leaves the sport? All of this, and more, was discussed in depth.

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    1 September 2014

    Rights-holders have looked closely at the successes of Manchester United’s selling of sector partnerships in different regions across the world. But what is the secret to that success, what are the strategies to selling and can it work for every organisation in sport? Matt Cutler spoke to leading brains in the sponsorship industry about approaches to the strategy, highlights the challenges and opportunities and outlines exactly what will drive success for rights-holders in the coming years.

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    1 September 2014

    Major sports event hosting could be on the cusp of a revolution if UEFA’s multi-host format for Euro 2020 is successful. This month, the governing body for European football will vote on which 13 cities will hosts the flagship international tournament, and Owen Evans met UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino last month to get his take on the opportunities and challenges for the hosting concept.

     

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    1 August 2014

    Kevin Roberts spoke to Deloitte's Dan Jones and AC Milan director Umberto Gandini about commercial challenges and opportunities in a European football landscape where the gap between rich and poor grows greater and greater.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
29 August 2014

Horacio Muratore has been elected as the new president of the International Basketball Federation (Fiba).

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    29 August 2014

    The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and the country’s four regions have struck an agreement to secure dual contracts for top players to end months of negotiations.

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    29 August 2014

    Uefa president Michel Platini has said Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations have served to reduce the cumulative losses of Europe’s top clubs by more than 50 per cent, adding that European football’s governing body will hold a meeting to discuss the current situation in Russia and Ukraine on September 18.

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    29 August 2014

    Irish pay-television broadcaster Setanta Sports has agreed a four-year rights deal with the Football Association of Ireland which includes exclusive live rights to the national team’s home friendly games.

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    29 August 2014

    The IMG agency has acquired exclusive international media rights for events operated by Concacaf, the governing body of football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

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    29 August 2014

    Consumer electronics company Micromax has secured the title sponsorship rights for international and domestic cricket that will take place in India over the next year.