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Rugby league - 03 Sep 2004
The Rugby Football League is delighted to confirm that Gillette Group UK, sponsors of the Gillette Tri-Nations tournament, have today extended their support of Rugby League by becoming sponsors of the Great Britain team.
20 Aug 2004
Copyright Promotions Sport's team, the driving force behind the hugely successful licensing programmes for major sports brands such as The FA and the RFU, will be on hand for potential licensees, retailers and commercial partners aiming to develop new consumer products and further commercial opportunities within their portfolio and the sports arena.
Rugby union - 19 Aug 2004
Scottish Rugby's Chief Executive Phil Anderton today welcomed Heart of Midlothian Football Club's announcement that they are to seek shareholders' approval to play all their league, cup and European matches at Murrayfield from the start of the 2005-06 season.
Rugby union - 18 Aug 2004
New Zealand’s two leading corporate hospitality companies are to jointly operate the official corporate hospitality programme for the British and Irish Lions tour next year, the New Zealand Rugby Union has announced.
Rugby union - 22 Jul 2004
Edinburgh Rugby will play their home games this forthcoming season at Murrayfield Stadium.
Bowls - 16 Jul 2004
The 2004/05 World Bowls Tour season boasts a new world ranking event in Scotland and a record prize fund, WBT Chief Executive Nigel Oldfield revealed today.
Horse racing - 02 Jul 2004
Leading British bookmaker, Coral, and Sandown Park have signed a new three-year sponsorship deal for one of Britain’s premier flat races, the Group One Coral-Eclipse Stakes, taking this longstanding association through to 2006.
Golf - 29 Jun 2004
Raisin Social has announced that Leopard's Leap, the fastest-growing South African premium wine, will be the official wine supplier to the Barclays Scottish Open for the second year running.
Soccer - 24 Jun 2004
iSe-Hospitality, FIFA's worldwide exclusive contractual partner for the Official Hospitality Programme of the 2006 FIFA World Cup GermanyTM, is launching the sale of the Commercial Hospitality Programme in June 2004.
Tennis - 11 Jun 2004
The 2004 ITF Annual General Meeting attracted 90 nations and 280 delegates, partners and staff to Barcelona this week for two and a half days of meetings including the annual gatherings of the ITF Regional Associations, a half-day agenda of Key Issues Sessions and the formal AGM. This year’s AGM was co-hosted by the Spanish and Catalan Tennis Federations as the final event in the year-long celebration of the Centenary of the Catalan Federation.
Sailing - 07 Jun 2004
Nestlé Nespresso SA, the leading premium-portioned coffee company, and AC Management, official organizers of the next America’s Cup, today announced the signing of an event 'Supporter' agreement appointing Nespresso as the official coffee of the 32nd America’s Cup.
Rugby union - 07 Jun 2004
Rugby World Cup Ltd. (RWCL) has reappointed IMG and its television arm TWI as its commercial brokers for the next two Rugby Worlds Cup, the tournaments to be held in France in 2007 and for RWC 2011.
Cricket - 03 Jun 2004
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has signed a deal with SOLA International, one of the world’s leading ophthalmic lens manufacturers, to be an official supplier for the Twenty20 Cup
Soccer - 01 Jun 2004
UEFA today announced the total income generated from EURO 2004™ to be CHF 1,250 million, how it will be utilised, and the split of prize and appearance money that will be shared amongst the 16 competing nations.
Olympics - 24 May 2004
The International Conference for Olympic Games Security opened today at ATHENS 2004 headquarters, with over 350 security specialists taking part, including representatives from National Olympic Committees and Sponsors.
Golf - 13 May 2004
Record prize money of £2,200,000 has been confirmed for the tenth edition of the Smurfit European Open at The K Club, Straffan, Co Kildare in Ireland from July 1-4, 2004, an increase of £200,000 on 2003.
Windsurfing - 05 May 2004
'The South West of Ireland is a windsurfing paradise'. That is the message being sent out when the Fáilte Ireland Windsurfing Triple Crown is staged in Co. Kerry for the third successive year, on May 7th - 10th.
Olympics - 04 May 2004
One hundred days before the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games to be held in Athens, the President of the International Olympic Committee, Dr Jacques Rogge, and the President of the ATHENS 2004 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Mrs Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, made the following statements:
Squash - 27 Apr 2004
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) and the Bermuda Squash Rackets Association (BSRA) are celebrating a record $350,000 agreement which will bring two flagship PSA Tour events to the tiny semi-tropical island paradise.
Cricket - 22 Apr 2004
European law firm Taylor Wessing has signed an exclusive agreement to become the title sponsor of the Professional Cricketers’ Association Masters Series in England for the 2004 and 2005 cricket seasons.
Horse racing - 01 Apr 2004
The Cheltenham Festival is over for another year, but there’s no time to get the blues because the world’s biggest race is just around the corner! You can join in the thrill of the Martell Cognac Grand National by organizing your own sweepstake with friends or colleagues - and it couldn’t be easier than using the kit available at www.britishhorseracing.com.
Cricket - 31 Mar 2004
31 March 2004 – NatWest was last night awarded the Hollis Sponsorship ‘Charity and Community Award 2004 for the ‘Sun Safety – Know your boundaries’ campaign in partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care and Banana Boat Sun Care.
Gymnastics - 18 Mar 2004
Birmingham will be jointly hosting the Gymnastics World Cup in December 2004 in partnership with British Gymnastics. The event will be staged at the National Indoor Arena (NIA) in the city centre from 11 ?12 December.
Golf - 03 Mar 2004
The European Seniors Tour will make a second visit to the Caribbean in 2004 when the second Digicel Jamaica Classic, in association with Sony Ericsson, returns to the magnificent Half Moon resort in Montego Bay from May 21-23, with a prize fund of $275,000.
Rugby union - 17 Feb 2004
Rugby welcomes a new sponsor today. The Barbarians announce that Gartmore, one of the UK's leading investment management specialists, is to sponsor the world famous invitation club for an initial two-year period.
Basketball - 16 Feb 2004
The Spiroudome Arena of Charleroi (Belgium) will host the final game of the second edition of the ULEB Cup on April 13, 2004. The final will be decided in one game and will offer basketball fans an exciting duel and full of incentives.
16 Feb 2004
London, 16 February 2004: Sponsorship Consulting Ltd. (SCL), the independent marketing communications agency has added strength to its growing sports sponsorship department by appointed Tim Collins and Flora Allen.
Rugby union - 13 Feb 2004
Twickenham Experience Limited, the official hospitality provider at Twickenham Stadium, the Home of England Rugby, is arranging its first ever review dinner in honour of the RBS 6 Nations Championship on 9th March 2004. Hosted by BBC Sports Presenter Nick Mullins, guests will be in the presence of two members of the legendary 2003 RWC winning squad, with Will Greenwood (NEC Harlequins) and Richard Hill (Saracens) participating in a post dinner question and answer session.
Rugby union - 03 Feb 2004
NEC Harlequins are pleased to announce they are bringing forward exciting new proposals to improve the Stoop Memorial Ground.
Rugby union - 30 Jan 2004
The forthcoming RBS 6 Nations matches against England and France at Murrayfield (February 21 and March 21) are set to be the biggest ever box office successes for Scottish Rugby, delivering close to £5 million - an increase of £1.4million compared to previous corresponding matches.
Motor racing - 21 Jan 2004
Siemens and the Team McLaren Mercedes Formula One racing team have extended their partnership, as specified in the sponsorship agreement recently signed by Rudi Lamprecht, member of the managing board at Siemens AG, and Ron Dennis, CEO and Chairman of the McLaren Group.
Rugby union - 17 Dec 2003
Twickenham Experience Ltd, the Official Hospitality provider at Twickenham Stadium has achieved record financial results since the company’s conception in 2000. Through continued investment, innovation and improvement TEL’s turnover for the year to 30th June 2003 increased by 24% to £15.4million (£11.7million in 2002). Operating profit is up 40% to £5.5 million (£3.3 million in 2002) and post tax profit is up 38% to £3.9 million (£2.4 million in 2002).
Squash - 11 Dec 2003
Bermuda will provide an idyllic setting for world class squash next year when the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association hosts The Bermuda Open 2004 from 15-20 March. The event, presented by Logic and HP, will attract a star-studded line-up of the world's top professional players and has been fully sanctioned by the Professional Squash Association (PSA) as a five-star tournament.
Basketball - 05 Dec 2003
The contract for allocating the 2005 Final Four venue was signed by CSKA and Euroleague representatives today in Moscow, confirming that Moscow's majestic Olimpiyskiy arena will host the 2005 Final Four. 'This is an historic event,' Euroleague CEO Jordi Bertomeu said at the signing ceremony, 'because it is the first time in European basketball history that the Final Four will be held in Moscow.' The Mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, stated that his city is committed to being the world's basketball
Tennis - 01 Dec 2003
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced today that Getronics, the Information and Communications Technology Group, has signed a three-year agreement to become an International Sponsor and the Official ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Solutions and Service Provider of Davis Cup. The agreement, which runs from 2004-06, was announced at the World Group Final of the 2003 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas in Melbourne, Australia.
20 Nov 2003
Sportcal.com's latest publication, 'Bidding & Hosting - The Guide to Successful Sporting Events' by Rachael Church of ArkSports, was launched this month to much acclaim at Sportcal.com's high-profile and well-attended seminar on Bidding & Hosting at Chelsea Village.
Rugby union - 13 Nov 2003
Twickenham Experience Ltd, the only official hospitality provider within the grounds of Twickenham Stadium, has announced that Café Lazeez will be their new official provider of Asian Catering for banqueting events from the beginning of November.
05 Nov 2003
Paris is the current favourite to win the race to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games according to a major survey of leading sports industry executives conducted by consulting and research company ArkSports Limited. Thirty-percent of global respondents favour the French bid, closely followed by London (26%) and New York (16%), with Rio de Janeiro in fourth place (11%).
Polo - 16 Oct 2003
2004 sees the launch of polo’s most exciting new development, the British Polo Championship. To be played over consecutive weekends from May to July, it will be Britain’s first ever all-professional polo league.
13 Oct 2003
Sportfive GmbH has taken over the shares of ISPR GmbH that were formerly held by KirchMedia and Axel Springer. As a result, ISPR is being integrated as a whole into the SPORTFIVE international marketing group.
Rugby union - 06 Oct 2003
When Dr. Syd Millar, Rugby World Cup Chairman, arrived in Sydney last week, he brought with him not only the Webb Ellis Cup, but a very clear message to companies wishing to illicitly associate themselves with the event - that RWC and the Australian Rugby Union will deal swiftly and severely with ambush marketers.
Motor racing - 30 Sep 2003
The Formula One Grand Prix to be held in Bahrain in April 2004 will be called the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix
Golf - 29 Sep 2003
A new record prize fund of $7,000,000 – the largest to be contested on the Continent of Europe – will be on offer when The World Golf Championships – American Express Championship returns to Mount Juliet in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, next year.
26 Sep 2003
A young and dynamic Sports Marketing and Events Agency has been appointed by Chelsea Village as a new sales agent to the hotel, village complex and football Club.
22 Sep 2003
Zug, Switzerland, 22 September, 2003: Infront Sports & Media, the Zug-based international sports marketing company that handles global television sales and production for the FIFA World Cup, has announced the purchase of the Nordic sports marketing company, Sponsor Service Finland Oy. The acquisition, which is in line with Infront’s long-term growth plan to develop in the areas where the company already has a track record, will strengthen the company’s operations in the Nordic region and increa
Sailing - 17 Sep 2003
Portsmouth has been chosen as the start and finish port for the prestigious Global Challenge 2004/5, round-the-world yacht race, bringing months of speculation to an end. The twelve 72' race yachts will be berthed at Gunwharf Quays Marina for the start and finish of the fourth Global Challenge.
Olympics - 26 Aug 2003
The NOC Chefs de Mission from 197 countries left Athens with the best impressions of the preparations for the 2004 Olympic Games in matters of both organisation and infrastructure. The Seminar was held at the Hilton Hotel and is considered to be the most important and crucial meeting with NOC representatives in the course of preparations for the Olympic Games.
Rugby union - 14 Aug 2003
Rugby fans who are unable to travel to Australia this autumn will be able to watch one of the crucial pool games involving England and South Africa on Saturday, October 18th, on a big screen at the home of English rugby, courtesy of Twickenham Experience.
Motor racing - 12 Aug 2003
Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (NYSE: MPH) announced today financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2003 and detailed several changes in its business model arising from the significant challenges presently facing the corporation.
Rugby union - 04 Aug 2003
Celtic Rugby is still actively searching for a major title sponsor for the Celtic League and Celtic Cup tournaments, which kick-off next month.
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