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Spartan Race acquires bankrupt rival Tough Mudder

Less than two months after Tough Mudder's creditors in the USA forced it into filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the extreme obstacle race operator has been acquired by rival…

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Feb 28, 2020 ByNigel Benton Events / Finance / Legal / Recreation /


Landmark UK legal case sees ticketing fraudsters convicted

In a landmark case, two men who used specialist software to buy thousands of concert tickets and then resell them at significantly marked up prices have been convicted on fraud charges by a…

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Feb 15, 2020 Entertainment / Legal / Ticketing / Venues /


Administrators conclude sale of Tough Mudder’s UK business to Spartan Race

Obstacle-racing company Spartan has completed its acquisition of the UK affiliate of Tough Mudder, announcing that the takeover will allow the mass-participation company to run a full…

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Feb 13, 2020 ByNigel Benton Events / Finance / Legal / Recreation /


Tough Mudder resumes operations in Europe as administrators appointed

Staff at the European affiliate of Tough Mudder have returned to work today (Monday 27th January) after Michael Solomons and Andrew Pear of restructuring, recovery and insolvency…

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Jan 27, 2020 Events / Finance / Legal / Sport /


When Pilates ceased being a trademark and became a generic term

As Pilates grew in popularity from the 1970s and into the 1980s and beyond, the Pilates name was held in trademark and only people who went through a very specific program could use it.…

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Jan 19, 2020 Fitness / Legal / Marketing / Wellness /


World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from Tokyo Olympics and 2022 FIFA World Cup

Russia has been handed a four-year ban from the Olympics and a range of other international sporting championships following a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruling to punish it for…

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Dec 10, 2019 Legal / Sport / Wellness /


CrossFit wins US$4 million in damages in ‘false and fabricated data’ court case

Global exercise and sport regimen CrossFit has been awarded almost US$4 million in damages against the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) of the USA in relation to…

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Dec 7, 2019 Fitness / Legal / Marketing / Sport / Wellness /


California Fitness liquidators’ report shows chain operated at a loss for more than three years

Nearly three years after the abrupt closure of the California Fitness gym group in Hong Kong and Singapore, liquidators for its parent company JV Fitness have ended creditor and former…

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Apr 27, 2019 Finance / Fitness / Legal /



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