Sponsorship & Marketing

Brands Hatch is set to take over as host circuit of the British Grand Prix when Silverstone's present deal runs out in 2001, motor racing sources said.

Nike have taken no immediate action against Lawrence Dallaglio, the England rubgy union captain, currently facing an RFU inquiry into press allegations of drug dealing and use.

In a new twist arising from the Salt Lake City scandal, federal investigators have interviewed the makers of a pistol which reportedly now sits in the IOC museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The NFL has taken legal action against the Coors Brewing Co over claims the firm made for one of its products.

Anheuser-Busch is considering an entry into Formula One sponsorship.

Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG) - the exclusive licensing agency of ISL Marketing for the European Football Championships next year - has signed a deal with Sunburst Merchandising to produce Euro 2000 leisurewear clothing and apparel.

Sydney's efforts to meet its sponsorship target for next year's Olympic Games has suffered a major blow with the resignation of marketing chief John Moore.

UK cycling has been hit by the exit of Prudential as sponsors of the UK's premier event, the round-Britain Prutour, after only two years of a four-year deal.

Sports media and marketing company Media Content has appointed ex-ISL marketing manager Sophie Hoysted as development manager of its Media Content Sports Media Advisors unit.

Dutch soccer team Feyenoord Rotterdam is looking at ways of offering virtual advertising to its sponsors. The move comes amid a wave of Asian interest in the sport since the signing of Japanese star Shinji Ono from Urawa.

Sportsworld Media Group, the London-based sports marketing group, has made a string of announcements today including the launch of a new independent production company, Zeal Television and an agreement with television production company The Chatterbox Partnership.

CART is set to announce later today its five-year strategic direction in meetings with sponsors and manufacturers.

Premier One Racing ? the new motorsports series featuring Formula One-style cars racing in the livery of Europe?s top soccer clubs ? has signed its first deal with a top Portugese club.

Figures released by national industry organisation Asociacion Brasilena de Telecomunicaciones por Suscripcion (ABTA) have shown that the number of pay-TV subscribers in Brazil rose by 3 percent in this year?s first quarter.

German marketing firm Global Sportnet has signed a deal securing exclusive worldwide television and advertising rights to the home games of German soccer club FC Union Berlin in this season?s UEFA Cup competition.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has bought up all the outdoor advertising space in Beijing ahead of the Olympic Games which will be held there in 2008 in an attempt to limit the commercialisation of the event.

Dedicated US horse and greyhound racing broadcaster The Racing Network (TRN) has shut down after two years due to a lack of sufficient subscribers to remain financially viable.