Sponsorship & Marketing

Sportsworld Media Group, the sports TV production, sponsorship and event marketing company, has released its financial figures for the year ended June 30, 2000.

The disappointing ratings for Olympic coverage on NBC in the US have been offset by more encouraging figures around the world.

ESPN Internet Group (EIG) generated record traffic in August.

Trans World International [TWI] - the programming arm of IMG -has been commissioned by UEFA to produce thirty, one-hour magazine shows, reflecting this season's UEFA Champions League.

NBC/Quokka Ventures, a joint venture of NBC and Quokka Sports, has launched USOlympicstore.com.

Cornhill Insurance is preparing to bow out as sponsors of English Test cricket after a 22 year association with the English game.

Cleaning formula Simple Green is to be the primary sponsor of the CART safety team.

FIFA World Cup 2006 co-hosts South Korea is seeking to revise its tourism policy after a report suggested that the country?s hosting of major sport events in the past had not led to greater popularity as a tourist venue.

Cycling's world governing body has launched a fresh attack on a French anti-drugs agency for claiming that almost half the riders tested in this year's Tour de France showed signs of banned substances.

The International Olympic Committee has dismissed complaints about restrictions on foreign television access to the Sydney Olympics as "a storm in a tea cup".

The English Football Association?s commercial director, Phillip Carling, has quit his job to take up a role at global sports marketing giant Octagon.

Sportsworld Media Group plc, the international sports media company, has formed a new company, SSM Sportsworld, to represent its European and Latin American interests.

Five carmakers, including Ford , Daimler Chrysler and Toyota , are in talks to buy a third of Bernie Ecclestone's SLEC Formula One business, reports the Daily Telegraph.

In twin announcements in London and Berlin, officials of the CART FedEx Championship Series announced the debut of Champ Cars on ovals in Britain and Germany in September 2001.

3M has confirmed it will be the title sponsor of Randy MacDonald's No. 72 Chevrolet through the remaining races of the 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season.

Sportal has launched the official website for the South African Rugby Football Union, SARFU.

Total Sports, the marketing technology and content-based sports solutions company, has signed with Quokka Sports to provide digital solutions for Golf.com.