Europe

Morinari Watanabe extended his tenure as president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) after the worldwide governing body deferred its Congress to 2021

The English Football League (EFL) has called on the UK government not to ban sponsorship deals with brands from the gambling sector within football

Swiss public-service broadcaster SRG SSR will no longer offer live Uefa Champions League coverage from the 2021-22 season onwards after being usurped by media and publishing group CH Media as the free-to-air…

Scottish football club Rangers has put a number of ‘virtual matchday’ sponsorship packages up for sale in the expectation that next season’s action will start behind closed doors. T

Professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has completed its audit into FC Barcelona’s relationship with PR company I3 Ventures, concluding that the club did not conduct a social media smear campaign a…

Formula 1 motor-racing returned at the weekend after its Covid-19 suspension with a Grand Prix behind closed doors at Austria’s Red Bull Ring.

LaLiga, the organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish club football, has claimed another win in its long-running battle against piracy of its content, joining forces with the Danish Rights Alliance…

Real Madrid has announced that it has entered into a new partnership with US-based merchandise solutions provider Legends, which will oversee and manage Los Blancos' retail business as the club looks to…

Milan’s civil court has hit pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia with an injunction after an appeal from Lega Serie A over a missed rights fee payment by the broadcaster amid the Covid-19 shutdown.

A host broadcast services invitation to tender has been launched for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, with interested companies handed a bid deadline of August 13

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has spelled out plans to cut a quarter of its workforce, adding that it expects it will take up to five years to recover from the financial impact of Covid-19

Austrian commercial broadcaster ServusTV has announced a new three-year deal for Formula 1 media rights, and will sublicense half of the races to the country’s public-service broadcaster ORF.

French Rugby Federation (FFR) president Bernard Laporte has revealed private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is close to finalising a deal to acquire a stake in the Six Nations tournament, as the national…

After months of speculation, the Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup is reportedly set to be postponed this week. Australian media reports say an official announcement will be made on Friday.

Interregional Sports Group will project virtual branding and graphics at closed-door Serie A stadiums for the remainder of the 2019-20 season after the Italian league expanded its partnership with the…

UK production company Whisper Films has agreed a deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to produce online highlights and clips of the latter’s events for the remainder of 2020.

German Bundesliga football club Schalke 04 has upgraded its association with construction and project management company Harfid to include its sleeve sponsorship rights

The National Hockey League is reaping the rewards of increased engagement of its international audience with a significant rise in traffic of its foreign-language digital platforms

Clarity Sports has announced a renewed partnership with Pro14 rugby union side Ulster Rugby to continue as the club’s official team and business travel partner for the next three seasons.

Austrian public-service broadcaster ORF has acquired rights for three years to Extreme E, the electric SUV off-road racing series, but is unlikely to seek an extension of its Austrian Bundesliga live match…

Saturday evening’s DFB-Pokal final between Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen was watched by an average audience of 7.0

Ben Nicholas and Nick Chesworth, former senior media rights executives at the IMG agency, have joined together with Dominic Hayes, previously the commercial director at England’s Premiership Rugby, to f…

UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced agreements have been brokered that will allow select international sporting events to take place in England amid Covid-19, stating the “British summer o…