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The Business of Sports Management
A Sports Management news resource designed to support the book The Business of Sport Management, eds. John Beech and Simon Chadwick, Pearson Education. Regularly updated with news from the world of Sports Management.. See also http://tinyurl.com/TBOEM for Events Management news, including, for example, the FIFA World Cups.  Using the TAGS below is strongly recommended.
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London Welsh to Enter Liquidation

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Tennis match-fixing: Spain arrests six players, 28 others

Tennis match-fixing: Spain arrests six players, 28 others | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Spanish police arrest 34 people, including six players, in connection with tennis match-fixing.
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Formula One heading back to France in 2018

Formula One heading back to France in 2018 | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
The Formula One motor racing championship will return to France, it was confirmed today (Monday), after a five-year race deal commencing in 2018 was unveiled in Paris.
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CAS slams door shut on Blatter after 41-years as a FIFA boss

CAS slams door shut on Blatter after 41-years as a FIFA boss | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
By Andrew Warshaw
December 5 – Some will mourn his departure, others will rejoice. Sepp Blatter has finally lost his bid to clear his name over ethics violations after the Court of Arbitration for Sport today upheld the former FIFA president’s six-year ban from the game.
At the age of 80, Blatter, cast aside just before Christmas last year by FIFA’s ethics body over the sale of World Cup television rights and that infamous CHF 2 million “disloyal payment” to then UEFA president Michel Platini, Read more …
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Manchester United offers up free access to MUTV in China

Manchester United offers up free access to MUTV in China | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Manchester United has become the first English Premier League football club to make its in-house television channel available for free in China, according to The Times.
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Bundesliga merchandise sales hit record €243m

Bundesliga merchandise sales hit record €243m | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
December 1 – Merchandise sales of Bundesliga clubs increased by €17 million to €243 million in the 2015-16 season, according to PR Marketing’s 19th Fanartikel-Barometer.
With Bundesliga focus on improving its TV sales contracts, identified last week at Bayern Munich’s AGM as being below market rates for other leagues in Europe, the merchandise sales are a positive indication of an appetite for the Bundesliga.
The 18 Bundesliga teams improved merchandise sales voulumes by 8% over the 2014-15 season with revenue increasing by 7.2% over the €226.1 million figure in 2014-15. Read more …
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Fifa corruption probe: House searches in Switzerland - BBC News

Fifa corruption probe: House searches in Switzerland - BBC News | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Swiss authorities conduct searches linked to bribery allegations over Germany's 2006 World Cup bid.
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Germany and China join forces in wide-ranging football pact

Germany and China join forces in wide-ranging football pact | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Representatives of the German and Chinese governments have today (Friday) signed a wide-ranging agreement relating to a football development partnership between the two countries.
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Germany set to fall from F1 calendar once again

Germany set to fall from F1 calendar once again | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Germany is set to be without a Formula One grand prix in 2017 after Hockenheim chief executive Georg Seiler said the economic risks of hosting consecutive races were too great for the circuit.
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Michel Platini resigns as UEFA president after having ban cut

Michel Platini resigns as UEFA president after having ban cut | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Platini’s six-year banishment was reduced to four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) but the sanction runs beyond his UEFA presidential term that expires in March 2019.
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New report suggests US soccer could benefit from promotion and relegation model

New report suggests US soccer could benefit from promotion and relegation model | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
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IPC outlines road to reform for Russia, IOC sanctions more London 2012 medallists

IPC outlines road to reform for Russia, IOC sanctions more London 2012 medallists | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) today (Monday) outlined the reinstatement criteria the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) must meet in order to have its suspension lifted, as three Russian athletes were among seven stripped of their medals from the 2012 Olympic Games following retests of their doping samples.
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Sky to be more selective with sports rights strategy

Sky to be more selective with sports rights strategy | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Pan-European pay-television broadcast group Sky is becoming more selective about what sports rights it seeks as it focuses more on entertainment content amid shifting viewing habits, according to chief executive Jeremy Darroch.
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GAA signs up Littlewoods as top-tier partner

GAA signs up Littlewoods as top-tier partner | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Online department store Littlewoods has agreed a deal to become a top-tier partner of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and the Camogie Association.
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MLB Sees Record Revenues Approaching $10 Billion For 2016

MLB Sees Record Revenues Approaching $10 Billion For 2016 | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Major League Baseball hit a grand slam in 2016 that sees the 14th consecutive year of record revenues. Here are the details.
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ASOIF drawing up plans to increase role of International Federations in Olympic Games preparations

ASOIF drawing up plans to increase role of International Federations in Olympic Games preparations | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it

A formal structure for enhancing the role of sporting governing bodies in the planning and delivery of the Olympic Games has been advanced at a counci...

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Channel 4 to end racing coverage early

Channel 4 to end racing coverage early | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Channel 4 has opted to end its coverage of British horse racing four days early as fellow commercial broadcaster ITV prepares to become the exclusive free-to-air home of the sport on January 1.
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Snooker showpiece to remain in York

Snooker showpiece to remain in York | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Snooker’s UK Championship will continue to be staged in the English city of York for at least another two years, World Snooker, the sport's governing body, has announced.
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World Rugby announces record revenues

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Bolt keeping Mumm with Champagne deal

Bolt keeping Mumm with Champagne deal | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Champagne producer Maison Mumm has signed up Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt as an ambassador.
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AFC rethinks AFC Cup format, ranking criteria and foreign player quotas

AFC rethinks AFC Cup format, ranking criteria and foreign player quotas | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
By Paul Nicholson
November 25 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competitions Committee is proposing a revamp of the AFC Cup, the confederations cup competition for clubs that come from the AFC’s lower ranked member nations. On what was a packed meeting agenda, changes to ranking criteria and a hard look at foreign player quotas were put forward.
The AFC Cup has been dominated by clubs from the AFC’s West Zone in recent years. Read more …
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Peru agrees to extradite former soccer federation head to U.S.

Peru agrees to extradite former soccer federation head to U.S. | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Peru agreed to extradite the former head of the country's soccer federation to the United States to face criminal conspiracy charges in a far-reaching inquiry into corruption at the heart of the sport's governing body FIFA.
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Amazon considers sports package as part of Prime service

Amazon considers sports package as part of Prime service | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
E-commerce and media company Amazon has held talks with the US major leagues over the possibility of streaming live coverage of sport, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Question marks surround F1’s future in Southeast Asia

Question marks surround F1’s future in Southeast Asia | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Formula One’s long-term future in Southeast Asia has been called into question after the motor racing series’ chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone, said Singapore was reluctant to extend its race deal and Malaysian stakeholders repeated their stance that the country’s event would not continue beyond 2018.
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BBC extends Wimbledon broadcast deal

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