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Soccer - 13 Jan 2005
As announced last Friday, FIFA and UEFA have joined forces to organise a 'Football for Hope' match in aid of the victims of the tsunami that devastated South and Southeast Asia and parts of Africa on 26 December.
Cricket - 12 Jan 2005
Tickets to the BLACKCAPS three one-day matches against the FICA World XI have been selling in record numbers since they went on sale through Ticketek this morning.
Olympics - 11 Jan 2005
A group of ten Olympians and Paralympians, led by boxing legend Muhammad Ali (1960 Gold) and swimming great Donna de Varona (Swimming: 1960, 1964 2 Gold), announced today they have put out a call for support to NYC2012’s entire Circle of Olympians and Paralympians, numbering almost 1,800 members, for contributions to aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami catastrophe in Southeast Asia.
Wrestling - 11 Jan 2005
Tokyo, Japan/Stamford, CT USA, January 11th 2005- World Wrestling Entertainment and Fuji Television Network said today that WWE RAW will be presented on Friday 4th February and WWE SMACKDOWN! will be presented on Saturday 5th February at the Saitama SuperArena.
Motor racing - 10 Jan 2005
The A1 Grand Prix car will run at the Dubai Autodrome on 26th and 27th January, in a two-day testing and display programme organised by A1 Grand Prix President, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum and sponsored by IMGG (Ilyas Mustafa Galadari Group).
07 Jan 2005
England’s 1966 hat-trick hero, Sir Geoff Hurst today unveiled the itinerary for the planned Tours of the new Wembley Stadium, and tested out the first of the 90,000 seats that will be installed in the Venue of Legends before its opening in May 2006.
Olympics - 07 Jan 2005
The works at the Madrid Arena, which are currently in the third phase, are about to be completed.
07 Jan 2005
England’s 1966 hat-trick hero, Sir Geoff Hurst today unveiled the itinerary for the planned Tours of the new Wembley Stadium, and tested out the first of the 90,000 seats that will be installed in the Venue of Legends before its opening in May 2006.
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.
Olympics - 05 Jan 2005
CALGARY – Sport is the right of all children, even the most disadvantaged, is the message the Olympic Oval is sending to visitors and users of the world class training facility in Calgary.
Olympics - 05 Jan 2005
CALGARY – Sport is the right of all children, even the most disadvantaged, is the message the Olympic Oval is sending to visitors and users of the world class training facility in Calgary.
Field hockey - 04 Jan 2005
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Field Hockey has named former Dutch and Australian Olympic coach Terry Walsh to the position of Technical Director of High Performance.
Tennis - 04 Jan 2005
Gearhouse Broadcast will be providing all of the host facilities for Australia’s Seven Network for their coverage of the Australian Tennis Open 2005 as well as the networks unilateral requirements. The tournament will be held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne and will be the 100th Australian Tennis Open held since the event was first started in 1905.
Rugby union - 22 Dec 2004
Round 13 of the Zurich Premiership is set to make sporting history with every single match being played in front of a sold out crowd. Crowds across the country have continued to rise this season with 22 sell outs so far but the weekend of 1st January and 2nd January promises to attract record crowds and over 64,000 people.
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.
Darts - 17 Dec 2004
THE PROFESSIONAL Darts Corporation is delighted to announce the launch of the 2005 Premier League Darts, an exciting new event featuring seven superstars from the PDC.
Motorcycling - 15 Dec 2004
BSI has signed a landmark four year agreement with Denmark’s national broadcaster Denmarks Radio (DR) and foremost cable and satellite channel dk4, to broadcast the world championship FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series (SGP) and FIM Speedway World Cup (SWC).
Cricket - 15 Dec 2004
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced agreements with Sky Sports and Five to provide television coverage of international and county cricket in England and Wales for the period 2006-2009.
Cricket - 15 Dec 2004
Following unanimous ratification from the ECB Management Board, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced the results of cricket's next broadcasting rights negotiations covering international and county cricket in the years 2006-2009. The new agreements guarantee wide accessibility to cricket across a number of media platforms and they secure the future of cricket from playground to Test arena.
American football - 15 Dec 2004 - Events
<SPAN>THE new NFL Europe League champions will be determined in the league’s newest stadium when World Bowl XIII is played at Düsseldorf’s LTU Arena, home of the Rhein Fire, on Saturday June 11, 2005.</SPAN>
Soccer - 14 Dec 2004
Cape Town, South Africa -- Some of the world's top football and sponsorship experts spoke at the Octagon Football Conference held at the Hilton Hotel in Johannesburg The biggest announcement to the big brand marketers attending was - if you want to be one of six Worldwide Partners involved in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, you will need an estimated $125 million. Not too high a price when you are reaching 2.78 million stadium attendees and a television audience of 30 billion in 209 territories. Howe
Olympics - 13 Dec 2004
New York, NY -- NYC2012, the committee leading New York’s bid to host the Olympic Games in 2012, announced today that over 70 New York area hospitals have committed to join the Olympic Healthcare Network for the 2012 Games should New York be selected as the Host City. New York’s Olympic Healthcare Network would provide the complete range of world-class healthcare for the Olympic Family during the 2012 Games.
Equestrian - 13 Dec 2004
Following his recent election as British Eventing Chairman, Mike Tucker has decided to stand down from his position as Director of Windsor International Horse Trials. The Board have appointed Jonathan Warr as his replacement. Jonathan has been involved at Windsor for 10 years as course designer and was an integral part of the Management Team in this year’s newly launched fixture.
Skiing - 13 Dec 2004
London – December 11, 2004: Snowsport GB, the official governing body for snowsports in the UK, today announced that it had appointed Aura Sports as its exclusive third-party sponsorship agency for it’s principal properties of the British Alpine Ski Team, British Freestyle Ski Team and the British Snowboard Team. Aura Sports will work in conjunction with sports based PR and Marketing consultancy MTA Media.
Basketball - 10 Dec 2004
Euroleague Basketball and CSKA Moscow, host of the 2005 Euroleague Final Four, today announced an unprecedented agreement with that provides basketball fans worldwide with equal access to purchase tickets to the Euroleague Final Four in Moscow, May 6-8.
Olympics - 08 Dec 2004
New York, NY (December 7, 2004) – The New York State Legislature today authorized the expansion of New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the venue for six sports competitions for the 2012 Games in New York City. This is another major step for the City’s plan to develop the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan’s West Side, which is central to New York’s bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Legislature’s authorization of Javits Center expansion is the sixth step of the ten-st
Rugby union - 07 Dec 2004
Twickenham Experience Ltd (TEL), the only official hospitality provider within the grounds of Twickenham stadium, has teamed up with the Professional Rugby Players' Association, (PRA), the not for profit welfare trade union that benefits all 420 pro players in England, to create The Players Lounge, the ultimate corporate hospitality event at Twickenham Stadium.
Athletics - 06 Dec 2004
HELSINKI - The delegation representing the city of Berlin on Saturday successfully won its bid to host the 2009 World Championships in Athletics ahead of strong challenges from Split and Valencia.
Olympics - 03 Dec 2004
Dubrovnik, Croatia – New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, NYC2012 Founder and Deputy Mayor Daniel Doctoroff, and Olympian Donna DeVarona today addressed the annual meeting of the European Olympic Committee General Assembly. The delegation stressed that New York City’s plan to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is distinctly different because it puts the Games at the center of the city. The presentation also emphasized that the New York bid focuses on the exceptional athletic experie
American football - 03 Dec 2004
THE Rhein Fire is coming home. The two-time World Bowl champion and one of the NFL Europe League’s most successful teams will be back in Düsseldorf when the 2005 season kicks off next April.
Olympics - 03 Dec 2004
Dubrovnik, Croatia, 3 December: London 2012 Olympic Games bid Chairman Sebastian Coe will today highlight London’s advanced state of planning and readiness to stage the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
Soccer - 30 Nov 2004
The re-emerging Iraq Football League has done its first rights deal for free-to-air coverage of all league games, it was announced at the Soccerex Conference in Dubai today. 'The deal with Nahrain TV will further enhance Iraqi football as a unifying force of all Iraqis during these difficult times', said Mr Hussein Saeed, President of the Iraq Football Association (see attached for further details).
Olympics - 30 Nov 2004
The Government Board of Madrid’s City Council has approved the urban planning project for the Olympic Ring, which will cover 120 hectares.
Soccer - 30 Nov 2004
The sixth edition of SPORT+MARKT 'European Jersey Report' reveals that the prices paid by jersey sponsors within the key European football markets of the U.K, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, and the Netherlands for the 2004-2005 season have grown compared to last season.
Olympics - 25 Nov 2004
New York, NY (November 23, 2004) – The sweeping Hudson Yards Redevelopment Plan for Manhattan’s West Side, central to New York’s bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, cleared another hurdle this week in its ongoing public approval process. By a vote of 10 to 1, the City Planning Commission of New York City approved the rezoning resolution for the Hudson Yards Plan, the fifth step of the ten-step public review and approval process that is required before construction of the project can
Rugby union - 24 Nov 2004
Rugby fans can now watch highlights of Scottish club matches on the internet, thanks to new BT technology being used for the first time in Scotland.
American football - 24 Nov 2004
Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, has been awarded an NFL Europe League team, it was announced today.
23 Nov 2004
Leicester Tigers and Leicester City today issued the following statement:
Handball - 23 Nov 2004
Zug, Switzerland, 23 November 2004 - Infront Sports & Media has signed a comprehensive agreement with Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH as an Official Sponsor of the European Handball Championships, for all events from 2004 – 2006, including the men’s, women’s and youth events.
Equestrian - 23 Nov 2004
At a packed launch, attended by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and held in The Undercroft, Windsor Castle today (22nd November), the organisers of the Royal Windsor Horse Show announced plans for the move of the historic show after 62 years in its current location, Home Park Public.
Rugby union - 19 Nov 2004
Twickenham Experience Ltd, the Official Hospitality provider at Twickenham Stadium; has announced a turnover of £14.08 million for the 2003/04 season. Operating Profit for the financial year ended on 31st July 2004 was £4.326 million and Post Tax Profit was £3.099 million. The results were achieved despite Twickenham not hosting any autumn internationals because of the RWC 2003.
Olympics - 19 Nov 2004
London 2012 bid organisers today released detailed plans for the next generation of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
Curling - 18 Nov 2004
GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alberta, November 16, 2004 The 2006 Ford world women's curling championship will be staged at the Canada Games Arena in Grande Prairie, March 18-26, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) and the World Curling Federation (WCF).
Olympics - 17 Nov 2004
NEW YORK, N.Y. (November 17, 2004) – NYC2012, the committee leading New York’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, today made public its detailed plan for the Games in the 600-page Candidature File, the Bid Book, submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on November 15. The Bid Book tells a compelling story about New York, from the dream that began ten years ago to bring the world’s greatest event to our City, to all specifics of the plan. The filing of this 600-pag
Olympics - 17 Nov 2004
London’s world famous landmarks which attract millions of visitors and tourists to the capital each year will be the centrepiece of the high profile marathon race if London is awarded the 2012 Olympic Games, bid organisers announced today.
Handball - 17 Nov 2004
Zug, Switzerland, 17 November 2004 - Infront Sports & Media has partnered with Pannon GSM, one of Hungary’s leading mobile operators, as the official sponsor for the 6th Women's European Handball Championship. Pannon GSM, the main sponsor of Hungarian handball, is owned by Telenor ASA, Norway’s largest telecommunications group and is the second biggest operator in the Hungarian market.
Rugby league - 16 Nov 2004
One the UK's biggest universities with a long-standing reputation in sport, Leeds Metropolitan University, is to sponsor the 2005 Rugby League World Club Challenge between reigning Super League Champions Leeds Rhinos and Australian NRL Premiers Canterbury Bulldogs.
Horse racing - 15 Nov 2004
Dundalk has emerged as the sole racecourse being considered for development of the first all-weather racetrack in Ireland. At its meeting today (Monday 15th November, 2004) the Board of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) set out the circumstances in which they could provide funding for the all-weather facility at Dundalk.
Olympics - 12 Nov 2004
A large Madrid 2012 delegation, led by the Mayor, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, visited Barcelona to meet the heads of the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games Organizing Committee (COOB).
12 Nov 2004
Wembley National Stadium Limited (WNSL) is set to launch a unique partnership with Stoke Park Club that will create the ultimate members club for the new 90,000-seater Wembley Stadium.
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