Sports Business Updates; Week 9, 2017

Rio 2016 rejects claims of corruption in Olympic bid process

Rio 2016 has maintained it ran a clean bid for the 2016 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games amid a report on Friday that corrupt payments could have influenced the decision to award the event to the Brazilian city in October 2009.

Argentine players maintain strike action ahead of return of domestic football

The Argentine Footballers’ Union (FAA) maintained it stand on strike ahead of commencement of the league this weekend. Argentine players are protesting over unpaid salaries, as the Argentine Football Association (AFA) threatened sanctions in a bid to ensure the domestic game returns to action.  Read More 

Durban bid chief confident city will retain Commonwealth Games

Tubby Reddy, the chairman of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), has insisted that the city of Durban has “done enough” to retain hosting rights to the 2022 edition of the Commonwealth Games multi-sport event.

Barcelona seeks to create world’s leading sports innovation centre

Spanish LaLiga football club Barcelona has unveiled plans to develop the world’s leading centre for sporting innovation.

Velon and Infront put the hammer down with new cycling series

The Velon umbrella body of professional cycling teams and the Infront Sports & Media agency on Wednesday unveiled a new team-based series which will feature the world’s leading squads.

Liverpool makes Commonwealth Games offer amid Durban concern

The English city of Liverpool has offered to bring forward its bid for the Commonwealth Games and stage the 2022 edition of the multi-sport event, amid serious concern over whether current host Durban will be able to fulfil its obligations.

Sports Minister raises further concerns over Durban’s Commonwealth Games

South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has said that Durban may have to forfeit its hosting rights to the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to the high cost of staging the multi-sport event.

Liverpool hires EA chief as new CEO

English Premier League football club Liverpool has announced that Peter Moore will become its new chief executive.

Nordic nations shelve Euro 2024 bid plan in favour of new strategy

A collective of Nordic football associations has decided to drop plans to bid for Uefa Euro 2024 in favour of exploring efforts to land national team events in women’s and youth football.

FIG to develop parkour-related discipline

The International Gymnastics Federation’s (FIG) executive committee has committed to the development of a new discipline that is related to parkour.

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