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Tough Mudder resumes operations in Europe as administrators appointed

Staff at the European affiliate of Tough Mudder have returned to work today (Monday 27th January) after Michael Solomons and Andrew Pear of restructuring, recovery and insolvency…

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Jan 27, 2020 Events / Finance / Legal / Sport /


When Pilates ceased being a trademark and became a generic term

As Pilates grew in popularity from the 1970s and into the 1980s and beyond, the Pilates name was held in trademark and only people who went through a very specific program could use it.…

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Jan 19, 2020 Fitness / Legal / Marketing / Wellness /


World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from Tokyo Olympics and 2022 FIFA World Cup

Russia has been handed a four-year ban from the Olympics and a range of other international sporting championships following a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruling to punish it for…

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Dec 10, 2019 Legal / Sport / Wellness /


CrossFit wins US$4 million in damages in ‘false and fabricated data’ court case

Global exercise and sport regimen CrossFit has been awarded almost US$4 million in damages against the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) of the USA in relation to…

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Dec 7, 2019 Fitness / Legal / Marketing / Sport / Wellness /


California Fitness liquidators’ report shows chain operated at a loss for more than three years

Nearly three years after the abrupt closure of the California Fitness gym group in Hong Kong and Singapore, liquidators for its parent company JV Fitness have ended creditor and former…

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Apr 27, 2019 Finance / Fitness / Legal /


Japanese Olympic Committee President to quit amid corruption allegations scandal

The President of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has said he will resign amid allegations of corruption over Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Tsunekazu Takeda,…

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Apr 1, 2019 Events / Finance / Legal / Sport / Venues /


UK MPs call for Viagogo boycott and changes to ticket scalping laws

A UK Parliamentary committee has taken the highly unusual step of urging consumers to boycott the ticket resale firm Viagogo, criticising Google for promoting the website and calling for a…

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Mar 20, 2019 Entertainment / Government / Legal / Ticketing / Venues /


SportAccord Gold Coast event generates exhibitor interest

The organisers of the Gold Coast edition of SportAccord have advised of significant exhibitor uptake for the upcoming event, just a few months after SportAccord began inviting participation…

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Feb 22, 2019 Legal / Marketing / Recreation / Sport / Venues /



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