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F45 caught trademarking Bodyfit name after Federal Court loss

EXCLUSIVE: Leading functional training brand F45’s ongoing competitive interactions with rival brand Body Fit Training (BFT), has seen F45 it make trademark applications for the word…

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Jun 21, 2022 ByNigel Benton Fitness / Legal / Marketing / Technology /


New FINA policy effectively bans transgender athletes from competing in women’s swimming events

World aquatics body FINA has agreed new policies that will effectively prevent transgender athletes from competing in women’s events. Meeting on Sunday in the Hungarian capital of…

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Jun 20, 2022 Aquatics / Events / Legal / Sport /


Amnesty International urges FIFA to compensate Qatar’s World Cup 2022 migrant workers

Amnesty International has urged world football global governing body FIFA to fund a major compensation program for migrant workers who it says have suffered labour abuses in the…

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May 19, 2022 ByNigel Benton Events / Finance / Legal / Sport /


Singapore Police warn of resurgence of concert ticket scams

The return of live entertainment to Singapore’s has been accompanied by a return of ticketing scams for popular concert events. Singapore Police last week warned ticket buyers should…

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May 9, 2022 Entertainment / Legal / Security / Ticketing / Venues /


Citing ‘prolonged challenges’ of COVID, Evolution Wellness liquidates Fitness First’s Hong Kong operations

Fitness First is to close its eight clubs in Hong Kong, with liquidators appointed to wind up the business. With gyms in the administrative region having been closed since January…

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Mar 17, 2022 ByNigel Benton Billing / Finance / Fitness / Legal / Retail /


Paralympics Australia endorses IPC decision to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from Beijing Paralympics

The Beijing Winter Paralympic Games will begin today without 83 athletes from the Russian and Belarusian delegations after a backlash from members of the International Paralympic…

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Mar 4, 2022 ByKaren Sweaney Events / Legal / Security / Sport /


Australian widow entitled to compensation for husband’s death in Chinese hotel gym

A South Australian employment tribunal has ruled the family of a mining executive who suffered a fatal heart attack while exercising in the gym of a Chinese hotel during a business trip…

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Feb 21, 2022 Fitness / Legal / Wellness /


Singapore Anytime Fitness gym ordered to close after link to potential Omicron cluster

The Anytime Fitness gym at Singapore’s Bukit Timah Shopping Centre linked to a potential Omicron cluster has been ordered to close for 10 days after authorities found that it did not…

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Dec 24, 2021 Fitness / Government / Legal / Safety /



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