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09 Nov 2005
Montreal, 8 November, 2005 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that three cities have submitted formal bids to host the 2007 World Conference on Doping in Sport. These cities are: Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Madrid, Spain.
31 Oct 2005
Montreal, 28 October 2006 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today welcomed the call of the Tour de France organizers for stronger anti-doping efforts during the 2006 Tour.
27 Oct 2005
Montreal, 26 October 2005 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today announced that it is following up the call by UNESCO and the Olympic Movement for governments to act quickly to ratify the International Convention on Doping in Sport that was adopted unanimously by the General Conference of UNESCO on October 19, 2005.
20 Oct 2005
Montreal, October 19, 2005 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) welcomed with great satisfaction the unanimous adoption of the first International Convention against Doping in Sport by the General Conference of UNESCO, at its plenary session today in Paris.
Rugby union - 25 Aug 2005
The IRB Under 19 and Under 21 World Championships for 2005, held in March and June respectively, saw a record number of doping controls conducted, all of which returned negative.
Olympics - 24 Aug 2005
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has issued a statutory direction to Transport for London (TfL) and the London Development Agency (LDA) to do everything necessary to proceed with all early preparations for the London Games in 2012.
Soccer - 13 May 2005
Zug, Switzerland, 13 May 2005 - Infront Sports & Media has agreed a significant broadcast rights deal with Italy’s Sky Italia - part of the News Corporation - covering a number of FIFA events, including next year’s FIFA World Cup in Germany.
Beach volleyball - 05 May 2005
Böblingen/Zurich, 04 May 2005: The cyclists have the yellow jersey, golf professionals have the green jacket and in the future the best European Beach Volleyball players will be recognisable by a black players’ shirt during competition.
24 Feb 2005
TVNW Media Group has appointed Adrian Metcalfe as its first president, a move that will cement the Vancouver, Canada-based company’s position as one of the leading media agencies in North America.
Tennis - 25 Jan 2005
IEC in Sports is delighted to announce that it has renewed its agreement with the Mercedes Cup Tennis Tournament. The event, which takes place from 12th to 18th July 2005, has been played at the impressive Weissenhof Tennis Club just outside Stuttgart, Germany, for the last 26 years. Under the terms of the agreement, IEC will handle international distribution of the event worldwide outside of Germany. IEC’s contract with the tournament now extends through 2005 and the company has been involved i
25 Jan 2005
Sunset + Vine has won a new commission from Gillette to produce the official twelve part advertiser funded World Cup preview series ahead of the Germany 2006 football World Cup, and a further two year contract for its weekly advertiser funded Gillette World Sport programme.
Olympics - 21 Jan 2005
London’s bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has all the essentials necessary to make the world’s biggest event a success for business as well as for sport and the Olympic Movement, according to a Minister for the New South Wales Government in Australia, which staged the highly successful Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Olympics - 20 Jan 2005
LONDON (Standard & Poor's) Jan. 20, 2005--Whichever city is chosen to host the 2012 Olympics will incur significant costs that could affect its creditworthiness, says a report published today by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.
Boxing - 20 Jan 2005
Global Sportnet, the Sports marketing Agency of the WPP Group, and the longstanding business partners Sauerland Event GmbH and ARD Werbung SALES & SERVICES GmbH (ASS) have forged an exclusive partnership to market all boxing events which will be broadcast live on 'Das Erste' (ARD) as of 2005.
Motor racing - 18 Jan 2005
The Champ Car World Series today announced an exclusive licensing and merchandising partnership for 2005 with Speedgear, the leading open wheel merchandise company in North America.
Olympics - 18 Jan 2005
Staging the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in London would bring unparalleled opportunities for thousands of businesses across the United Kingdom, a major conference in London was told today.
13 Jan 2005
Paul Newman, former director of communications at the Football Association, has joined the marketing and events agency, Benchmark Sport, as consultant director.
Multi-sport games - 13 Jan 2005
Eurosport 2 is to broadcast live coverage and highlights of the 22nd Winter Universiade that will be held in Innsbruck-Seefeld, Austria from January 12th to January 22nd.
07 Jan 2005
A small but significant number (12%) of sponsors don't set, or don't know if any sponsorship objectives have been set before they commit to sponsorship.
Sailing - 07 Jan 2005
The Spanish City of Bilbao, in the province of Bizkaia, has won the bid to host the start and finish of the 5-Oceans Race 2006/07. The race will start from the Puerto Deportivo el Abra Getxo, located at the mouth of Bilbao's river, on 5th November 2006, and finish there the following spring.
Soccer - 07 Jan 2005
Zug, Switzerland, 07 January 2005 - Infront Sports &amp; Media has reached an agreement with BK Telekom of Serbia and Montenegro and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, for the television and radio broadcast rights for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™.<BR>
07 Jan 2005
Sport England London, the strategic lead for sport in the capital, today announced the appointment of two new members to the London Regional Sports Board.
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 - 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.
Soccer - 04 Jan 2005
Research by Sports Marketing Surveys has shown that whilst football fans are not attending as many matches - they are changing their viewing habits.
23 Dec 2004
Montreal, December 22, 2004 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that it has collected approximately 94 percent, of its dues from governments and the Olympic Movement for 2004. This figure is the highest percentage of payments collected by the Agency in a calendar year since WADA was founded.
Tennis - 22 Dec 2004
The International Tennis Federation announced today that Stefan Koubek has been found to have committed a Doping Offence.
Soccer - 16 Dec 2004
FIFA is opening the invitation to tender for European media rights as of Monday, 20 December 2004 onwards. The public tender comprises the media rights for TV and radio transmissions of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa. The mobile broadcast rights will be tendered at a later stage, with the timelines yet to be defined.
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).
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
Sailing - 13 Dec 2004
Singapore, December 04. Fulford PR has been hired by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) as the PR Consultancy to represent Singapore’s interests in the Clipper 05-06 Round The World Yacht Race.
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.
10 Dec 2004
London – October 6, 2004: Specialist digital sports agency, Aura Sports and Fantasy League Ltd today announced that they had reached agreement for Aura Sports to become the exclusive third party sales and sponsorship agents for Fantasy League Ltd’s online properties. Fantasy League Ltd are the inventors of the concept, which they launched in 1991.
10 Dec 2004
Sport England, the strategic lead for sport in England, today reaffirmed its commitment to driving forward equality in sport. Sport England committed to implementing the 'Equality Standard' within its own organisation, as well as working with its partners across the sporting landscape.
Motor racing - 08 Dec 2004
Downtown San José will be the site of the San José Grand Prix open-wheel street race on the international Champ Car World Series in July 2005 as a result of yesterday’s approval by the San José City Council.
Athletics - 07 Dec 2004
UK Athletics (UKA) has signed three deals for its series of televised events in 2005.
Multi-sport games - 07 Dec 2004
The presence of university sports on the televisions of the world is one of the main objectives of FISU for its 2004-2008 communication plan. At the Daegu Universiade in 2003 extensive TV coverage allowed FISU to reach 700,000,000 viewers, particularly in Asia. With the arrival of the Universiades in Europe in 2005 (Innsbruck and Izmir), media coverage will be enlarged, a consequence of the efforts FISU has been making with various broadcasters.
Soccer - 06 Dec 2004
'The demand for sponsorship opportunities at the 2010 FIFA World Cup is likely to exceed supply,' says Neill Duffy, Group MD of Octagon South Africa - the largest event sponsorship agency in Africa. FIFA has made changes to the commercial structure for one of the largest upcoming events in South African history. International brands will be competing against local brands for a slice of a smaller sponsorship pie, meaning limited sponsorship packages will be available. 'The good news is - less
Beach volleyball - 02 Dec 2004
Böblingen / Zurich, 2. December 2004: A young dynamic sport and a youthful car with the shot of refreshing lifestyle. A trendy sport and a classy brand name find each other. The Beach Volleyball European Championship Tour and the smart brand tie the knot- all this sounds like a promising relationship.
Soccer - 02 Dec 2004
BBC Two and BBC Worldwide have unveiled plans to celebrate the 2006 football World Cup in Germany with a major documentary series celebrating the competition's history.
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.
Soccer - 25 Nov 2004
Fast Web Media, the UK based operating company, wholly owned by Total sports Online ASA, has teamed up with Entertainment and Sports Agency (ESA) to embark on a co-marketing deal worth six figures British Sterling.
Rugby union - 25 Nov 2004
The IRB has put in place an extensive global Out of Competition testing programme to support its already rigid anti-drugs regime in a further effort to keep rugby free from doping.
22 Nov 2004
It was announced today that Lars Sternmarker, currently Managing Director of IMG Scandinavia, will take on additional responsibility for driving IMG's new strategy for Russia, the CIS and Baltic States, as part of the company's global restructuring process.
22 Nov 2004
Montreal, November 21, 2004 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that its Foundation Board has approved a U.S. $1.47 million increase in the expenditure budget for 2005. This is the first such increase in two years and raises WADA's overall budget to $21,705,000. WADA is jointly financed by the Olympic Movement and world governments.
Soccer - 19 Nov 2004
FIFA and the International Center for Sports Studies in Neuchâtel (Switzerland) signed an agreement in Zurich today to prolong a partnership that already dates back ten years. FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, the original mastermind behind the CIES initiative, CIES President Jean-Louis Juvet and CIES Director Denis Oswald signed the document at a ceremony also attended by FIFA General Secretary Urs Linsi and other members of the CIES foundation board.
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
Equestrian - 11 Nov 2004
(UK, 10 November 2004) Revolution Sports Marketing Group, the premier sports marketing agency, has been appointed by the Blenheim International Horse Trials to provide consultancy and to identify and introduce commercial sponsors for the prestigious BBC-televised Blenheim Petplan FEI European Eventing Championships on 8-11 September 2005.
Olympics - 10 Nov 2004
(09/11/2004) – The commitment of Schenker to the Olympic Games continues, specifically to the organization of the Olympic Winter Games of Torino 2006 (10 to 26 February 2006). An agreement has been signed that appoints Schenker Italiana 'Official Supplier for Shipping and Customs Operations'.
American football - 09 Nov 2004
The NFL has appointed Naked Communications and Woodhead Calliva to its agency roster as its marketing drive around the 2005 Super Bowl kicks off. Naked Communications have been briefed to provide strategic planning for the campaign that is intended to drive audience to the broadcast of Super Bowl XXXIX that will take place in Jacksonville, Florida on February 6, 2005.
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