SportBusiness International Newswire

Date: 
25 July 2014

Fifa has said it remains committed to Russia’s staging of the 2018 World Cup, adding that it believes a boycott of the national team tournament would not be an effective means of reducing tensions in the region.

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    25 July 2014

    Four European teams have committed themselves to the 2017 America’s Cup to ensure that the sailing event will be viable after official challenger Team Australia withdrew last week because of rising costs.

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    25 July 2014

    The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has reported a profit of €2.18m ($2.97m) for its 2013 financial year and said that it again intends to waive its right to a state subsidy.

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    25 July 2014

    The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced that the 2015 edition of its Junior World Championship under-20 national team tournament will take place in the Italian regions of Lombardia and Emilia Romagna.

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    25 July 2014

    Eurosport France, the French arm of pan-regional broadcaster Eurosport, has extended its rights deal for the Tour de France through 2020 in a five-year agreement struck with the cycling race’s organiser Amaury Sports Organisation.

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    25 July 2014

    Texan cruise operator Carnival Cruise Lines has agreed a multi-year partnership with Dallas Cowboys to become the NFL American football team’s official cruise line.

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    25 July 2014

    American communications company CenturyLink has reached a three-year deal to become an official partner of the Denver Broncos, effective from the 2014 NFL American football season.

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    25 July 2014

    German Bundesliga football club Schalke 04 has agreed a one-year extension to its partnership with domestic airline Condor until June 2015.

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    25 July 2014

    UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has signed a deal with the British Basketball governing body to show Great Britain’s home qualifying matches for the EuroBasket 2015 national team tournament.

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    25 July 2014

    Digital sports video agency SendtoNews has entered into a media partnership with Canadian public-service broadcaster CBC for its coverage of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games multi-sport event.

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    25 July 2014

    Azerbaijan’s government has completed a deal to host a new Formula One race in Baku from 2016, with the agreement set to address concerns over the expansion of the motor-racing series’ calendar following this week’s confirmation of a return to Mexico next year.

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    25 July 2014

    Leading French Ligue 1 football club Olympique de Marseille has stepped up its battle against the city council over rental payments at the new-look Stade Vélodrome by announcing it will play its opening game of the 2014-15 season at Montpellier’s Stade de la Mosson.

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    25 July 2014

    UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB has confirmed deals to acquire media company 21st Century Fox’s 100 per cent stake in Sky Italia and 57.4 per cent interest in Sky Deutschland, bringing together the leading pay-television businesses in three of Europe’s four biggest markets.

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    25 July 2014

    German touring car motor racing series the DTM has selected Dutch circuit Zandvoort as the replacement host for the ninth round of its 2014 season.

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    25 July 2014

    German Bundesliga football club Hamburg SV has confirmed the extension of its contract with kit partner Adidas through the 2023-24 season.

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    25 July 2014

    Pac-12 Networks, the content and multi-platform media company for the Pac-12 US college sports conference, is to distribute programming to international audiences through a subscription channel on video-sharing website YouTube.

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    25 July 2014

    OC Sport, organiser of the Extreme Sailing Series, has confirmed the French city of Nice as the host venue for the penultimate event of the 2014 season.

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    25 July 2014

    US cable-television operators Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have agreed carriage deals with sports broadcaster ESPN for the SEC Network, a new pay-television sports channel dedicated to college sport’s Southeastern Conference.

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    25 July 2014

    Indian business, real estate and entertainment conglomerate Wave Group will be the title sponsor for the inaugural edition of the World Kabaddi League.

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    25 July 2014

    NFL American football team Cleveland Browns have signed a sponsorship agreement with Columbus-based discount department store chain Value City Furniture that will look to capitalise on increased fan interest surrounding the franchise’s pre-season training camp.

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    25 July 2014

    Australian National Rugby League team Cronulla Sharks has announced hydraulic hose and fitting supply company Enzed as its back-of-jersey sponsor for the remainder of the 2014 season.

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