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Athletics - 20 Jun 2005
Florence, Italy - The 2005 TDK Golden League was officially launched today, Sunday 19 June, in a magnificent Renaissance Villa in the centre of Florence, Italy.
Soccer - 13 Jun 2005
FL Interactive (FLi), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Football League, has appointed specialist digital sports agency, Aura Sports as its Official third party sales partner.
Basketball - 12 May 2005
Zug, Switzerland, 12 May 2005 - Infront Sports & Media’s wholly owned subsidiary, Infront Asia, has announced today that it will form a joint-venture with the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) to undertake a major, long-term marketing and re-branding of the CBA Professional League.
Rugby league - 10 May 2005
BBC Television have confirmed that they will be televising both the Toulouse Olympique v Widnes Vikings and St Helens v Wigan Warriors ties in the Quarter Finals of the 2005 Powergen Challenge Cup on Sunday, June 26.
Soccer - 05 May 2005
Wellington, 4th May – Vodafone and Sportev today announced that they have agreed a partnership to offer comprehensive multimedia content from the English Premier League.
American football - 05 May 2005
New York, NY – May 4, 2005 – Westwood One (NYSE: WON) and the National Football League (NFL) announced today the renewal of a multi-year agreement for Westwood One to continue as the exclusive network radio home of the NFL.
Olympics - 22 Apr 2005
Paris, April 21st, 2005 – The Executive Committee of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has selected the French Federation of Football to host the Champions League Final in 2006 at the Stade de France Paris 2012.
Soccer - 24 Mar 2005
Sports Marketing Japan Co., Ltd. (“SMJ”) has acquired Wireless Distribution Rights of Italian Professional Soccer League “Serie A” top club teams from MP WEB S.R.L. (Italy Milan, CEO Riccardo Silva).
Ice hockey - 04 Mar 2005
CALGARY – Calgary is the host city for the Western Women’s Hockey League Championships on March 18 to 20.
Soccer - 23 Feb 2005
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown MP, today launched the English Premier League’s official Chinese language websites whilst on a visit to promote links between Britain and China in Shanghai.
Rugby league - 21 Feb 2005
Rugby League’s European Nations Cup will be staged for the third successive year this autumn.
Rugby league - 07 Feb 2005
The Rugby Football League (RFL) today welcomed the decision by Sport England – the strategic lead for sport in England - to award £11.5 million of funding to the game over the next four years.
Basketball - 01 Feb 2005
Euroleague Basketball and Tickets.com today announced an innovative 5-year agreement that provides all Euroleague clubs with access to ProVenueMax software to manage ticket inventory and customer databases.
Motor racing - 24 Jan 2005
INDIANAPOLIS (January 21, 2005) – The Champ Car World Series will turn to one of the most experienced sports production companies in all of North America to produce the broadcasts of the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford in 2005, naming Molson Sports & Entertainment Inc. to produce the television package for the 2005 Champ Car World Series season.
Soccer - 24 Jan 2005
24 January 2005, Singapore : English Premier League fans across Asia are being served up more football than in England on Asia’s number one sports broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports and they can look forward to even more exciting football action.
Soccer - 24 Jan 2005
24 January 2005, Singapore : English Premier League fans across Asia are being served up more football than in England on Asia’s number one sports broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports and they can look forward to even more exciting football action.
Olympics - 21 Jan 2005
Paris, January 21, 2005 - Former French international footballer David Ginola today gave his backing to Paris’ bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
American football - 19 Jan 2005
FRANK SUPOVITZ, a 25-year veteran of the event management business, has been named the NFL’s new senior vice president of events, the NFL announced today.
Soccer - 18 Jan 2005
January 2005: Powerade, the Official Sports Drink of the Football League,has signed a new deal to sponsor Sky Sports' Football League programming.<BR>
Soccer - 18 Jan 2005
January 2005: Powerade, the Official Sports Drink of the Football League, has signed a new deal to sponsor Sky Sports' Football League programming.
Olympics - 18 Jan 2005
Paris, January 14, 2004 - The French Professional Football League (LFP) will endorse the Paris bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by holding its matches under the colors of Paris 2012 over the next two weekends.<BR>
Olympics - 17 Jan 2005
Paris, January 14, 2004 - The French Professional Football League (LFP) will endorse the Paris bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by holding its matches under the colors of Paris 2012 over the next two weekends.
Olympics - 17 Jan 2005
<SPAN lang=en-gb>The Premier League today announced its support for London’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, launching a marketing campaign that will be seen by hundreds of millions of football fans throughout the world. </SPAN>
Rugby league - 17 Jan 2005
The format of the 2005 Tri-Nations tournament has today been agreed.
Rugby league - 14 Jan 2005
The format of the 2005 Tri-Nations tournament has today been agreed.
Olympics - 14 Jan 2005
The Premier League today announced its support for London’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, launching a marketing campaign that will be seen by hundreds of millions of football fans throughout the world.
Motor racing - 13 Jan 2005
Jerez, Spain, 13th January 2005: As West McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya began testing together for the first time at the Jerez circuit in Spain earlier today, the occasion was marked with global communications provider AT&T's branding appearing on both drivers' overalls and Formula One cars for the first time.
Soccer - 13 Jan 2005
The second publication of club spending on agents’ fees by The Football League has revealed that League clubs committed £5m to agents’ fees between July and December 2004.
12 Jan 2005
Los Angeles, CA - Fox Sports World, America's Soccer Channel, will transition into the Fox Soccer Channel on Monday, February 7, 2005. The announcement was made today by David Sternberg, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fox Soccer Channel.
Soccer - 10 Jan 2005
Attendances in the Coca-Cola Football League are up by more than five per cent at the midpoint of the 2004/05 season - an increase of more than 500 spectators per match.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Soccer - 10 Jan 2005
Attendances in the Coca-Cola Football League are up by more than five per cent at the midpoint of the 2004/05 season - an increase of more than 500 spectators per match
Soccer - 07 Jan 2005
The popularity of FIFA's 2004 World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho, has been underlined by the latest figures from soccer-specific search engine Megasoccer.com.
Soccer - 06 Jan 2005
Zug, Switzerland, 06 January 2005 - Infront Sports & Media has signed an exclusive agreement with M-League Marketing Sdn Bhd (MLM), of Malaysia, for a package of television and radio broadcast rights of the 2006 FIFA World Cup ™.
Soccer - 06 Jan 2005
France's Ligue 1 - the French Premiership - is on its way to becoming one of the world's Top Three football leagues, according to international rights holders TWI.
Soccer - 06 Jan 2005
Supporters will soon be watching exclusive television programmes about their clubs at their home grounds thanks to a new agreement between The Football League and Sports TV.
American football - 06 Jan 2005
The NFL set a regular season attendance record for the second year in a row, averaging 66,409 fans per game, the NFL announced today.
Soccer - 06 Jan 2005
France's Ligue 1 - the French Premiership&nbsp; - is on its way to becoming one of the world's Top Three football leagues, according to international rights holders TWI.<BR>
Soccer - 06 Jan 2005
Zug, Switzerland, 06 January 2005 - Infront Sports &amp; Media has signed an exclusive agreement with M-League Marketing Sdn Bhd (MLM), of Malaysia, for a package of television and radio broadcast rights of the 2006 FIFA World Cup ™.<BR>
Soccer - 06 Jan 2005
Supporters will soon be watching exclusive television programmes about their clubs at their home grounds thanks to a new agreement between The Football League and Sports TV.
Motor racing - 04 Jan 2005
INDIANAPOLIS (January 3, 2005) – The Champ Car World Series today announced the addition of two public relations veterans to the Champ Car Public Relations staff, including the hiring of Steve Shunck as the Director of Public Relations.
Soccer - 04 Jan 2005
The 20 Premier League clubs have pledged £50,000 each, a total of £1 million, to the Indian Ocean earthquake disaster relief fund.
04 Jan 2005
SKY SPORTS broadcast more programming in the last 12 months than in any previous year with 38,375 hours of sport screened during 2004.
Soccer - 04 Jan 2005
The 20 Premier League clubs today pledged £50,000 each, a total of £1 million, to the Indian Ocean earthquake disaster relief fund.
Cricket - 23 Dec 2004
Major changes to the Cheltenham &amp; Gloucester Trophy and the totesport League are the key features in the revised structure for County Cricket from 2006, announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today.
Cricket - 23 Dec 2004
Major changes to the Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy and the totesport League are the key features in the revised structure for County Cricket from 2006, announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today.
Olympics - 22 Dec 2004
New York, NY (December 22, 2004) – NYC2012, the committee leading New York’s bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, announced today that nine of the greatest athletes in the world will be in New York City for New Year’s Eve to be honored by the City of New York and to support New York’s bid for the 2012 Games. The nine athletes, which include soccer great Pelé of Brazil and swimmer Ian Thorpe of Australia, represent all five Olympic continents and they will be feted during the New
Squash - 22 Dec 2004
Organisers have announced that next year's World Squash Day will be on 19th March 2005.
Soccer - 20 Dec 2004
In principle, the major competitions in the 2005/2006 season – including cup finals – must be completed in all confederations and associations by 14 May 2006 at the latest, thereby allowing players representing the teams qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ sufficient time to recover and prepare for the final competition. Any exceptions to this ruling may only be granted to top non-European leagues and would require the approval of FIFA. Furthermore, any players not playing in the top leagues
Rugby union - 20 Dec 2004
Rugby World Cup Ltd (RWCL) has appointed French broadcasting organisation TF1 as the host broadcaster for Rugby World Cup 2007 in France. This is the result of a competitive tender process conducted on its behalf by RWCL commercial advisors IMG/TWI.
American football - 20 Dec 2004
The American Bowl will return to Tokyo next summer for a record 12th time, featuring two of the NFL’s most exciting teams, the NFL announced today.
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