Stadia

US broadcaster ESPN has entered into a partnership with fledgling regional sports network Victory Sports which sees the latter secure carriage of a variety of ESPN’s sports programming.

The first CART race in England has been hailed a huge success in the press but criticised by fans – despite fears the whole event could have been wiped out by poor track drainage.

GTC Transcontinental Group plans to sell its publications The Hockey News and Hockey Business News as it shifts its publishing focus away from sports, according to a leaked internal memo.

The Dallas Cowboys, one of the world’s most successful sporting franchises, is proposing to sell exclusive rights to four sections of their 30-year-old Texas Stadium rather than slap a corporate name on it.

Wembley and Birmingham are the last two contenders to become the official site for a new national stadium in the UK, according to a government report to be released in the next few days.

Sports.com, the internet and mobile data reported a record 6.8 million visitors and 455 million audited page views in July making the most visited digital sports channel in Europe.

SportsLine.com has received a boost after its network of sites ranked number one in unique visitors in the Media Metrix sports rankings for August.

A decision on whether London will bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games will not be known until after next summer’s Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

UK company Aggreko has won an exclusive contract to supply temporary power for broadcasters during next year’s FIFA World Cup in Japan.

Ericsson has signed as official mobile communications sponsor to sailing’s Volvo Ocean Race which sets sail this weekend.

Vietnam has earmarked a budget of about US$800m (B

The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff will host the final of the 2002 European Cup, organisers European Rugby Cup Ltd (ERC) have confirmed.

The town council of Spanish town Zaragoza is to demand compensation 'in image not in money' from Unipublic, the organisers of cycling’s, La Vuelta Ciclista a EspaC1a – the Tour of Spain – for not being able to broadcast the ninth stage because of strong winds.

South Africa will consider enforcing no-fly zones over cricket stadiums at the 2003 World Cup after last week's terrorist attacks on the US – as sporting events around the world tighten up on security.

English Football Association chief executive Adam Crozier has pledged to give its video officials greater powers to tackle cheating and overreaction in the Premiership.

The Board of directors at global internet sports media company SportsLine.com have repurchased up to six million shares in the Nasdaq-listed firm.

Sportech, the London stock exchange-listed pools promotion, internet gaming, telephone betting, lotteries and lottery management company, has been awarded one of the first three online casino licences in the British Isles.

English Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur is considering following in the footsteps of North London rival Arsenal and building a new stadium at Pickett’s Lock, the planned venue for the 2005 World Athletics Championships.

South Africa's soccer authorities face a damning indictment from an inquiry into the Ellis Park disaster, analysts have said.

In Argentina the privatisation of Racing soccer club was confirmed yesterday by the Camera de Apelaciones, the court of appeal in La Plata.

South Korea has unveiled the fourth of its ten World Cup stadiums today with a friendly international against Nigeria.

South Korea is to create no-fly zones during next year's World Cup above its stadia amid security concerns sparked by the US attacks earlier this week.

The Seven Network and Soccer Australia have confirmed broadcast plans for the 2001/2002 soccer season.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials have said plans to stage a Formula One race on September 30 are unchanged despite Tuesday's airliner attacks in New York and Washington.