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World Athletics looks to broaden mass participation reach

World Athletics has released a four-year Strategic Plan setting out ambitions to double its number of commercial partners, align its hosting protocols with the needs of cities and…

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Jul 7, 2020 Finance / Marketing / Sport /

 
 

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 delivered US$321 million economic boost

Last year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France contributed US$321 million (€284m) to the country’s economy, according to a new report published by the French Football…

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Jul 7, 2020 Events / Finance / Sport /

 
 

Coronavirus shutdown sees Cirque du Soleil file for bankruptcy

Global circus show Cirque du Soleil has sacked most of its employees and filed for bankruptcy following the disruption of the COVID-19 shutdown laying off around 3500 employees. Forced to…

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Jun 30, 2020 Attractions / Entertainment / Finance / Venues /

 
 

Tokyo Olympic organisers set to re-engage with sponsors

Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are looking to start talks with sponsors next month about the implications of the rescheduled Games. Local media have reported that discussions will…

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Jun 26, 2020 Finance / Marketing / Sport / Venues /

 
 

F45 reveals plans for listing on US NASDAQ exchange

Australian-founded high-intensity interval training (HIIT) franchise F45 Training is set to list on the NASDAQ exchange in the USA after striking a deal to merge with Crescent…

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Jun 26, 2020 Finance / Fitness / Retail /

 
 

Founder Greg Glassman sells CrossFit in aftermath of racism backlash

Two weeks after announcing his retirement from the business following fierce backlash for a tweet relating to the murder of George Floyd, CrossFit founder Greg Glassman has sold the…

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Jun 26, 2020 Finance / Fitness / Marketing /

 
 

Border tensions sees IPL under pressure to drop Chinese sponsor

A border dispute between China and India that has led rising military and political tension between the two nations, is leading to calls for the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) to…

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Jun 18, 2020 Finance / Government / Sport /

 
 

Dubai gyms close permanently as Coronavirus impacts UAE fitness sector

The Coronavirus shutdown has seen at least five gyms in Dubai permanently ceasing operations. Closed for over two months in line with United Arab Emirates Government safety measures to…

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Jun 17, 2020 Finance / Fitness /

 
 

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