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European Commission move to restrict microplastic use set to impact infill used in synthetic turf systems

The use of recycled rubber and plastic as an infill for artificial turf systems may well be impacted by recommendations from the European Commission (EC) to introduce restrictions for the…

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Sep 9, 2022 ByNigel Benton Legal / Play / Safety / Sport / Surfaces /


UAE set to benefit from Qatar’s FIFA World Cup hosting

Qatar's 2022 World Cup promises to benefit not only itself but also to provide an unintended economic, political, and religious soft power boon for its foremost rival in the region, the…

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Aug 31, 2022 ByJames M. Dorsey Events / Government / Legal / Sport / Tourism /


Sweden-based Embracer Group buys theme park rights for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit properties

Swedish gaming and entertainment company Embracer Group has bought the theme park rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s intellectual property including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit…

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Aug 23, 2022 Attractions / Entertainment / Legal /


Judge finds True Group Chief Executive mismanaged closures of Malaysia and Thai gyms

Months before the impending closures of True Group fitness chains in Malaysia and Thailand in June 2017, then Chief Executive Patrick John Wee Ewe Seng was still allowing the sale of new…

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Jul 11, 2022 Finance / Fitness / Legal / Wellness /


Live Nation Philippines threatens ‘legal action’ over unauthorised selling of Manila concert tickets

Promoter Live Nation Philippines has announced that it will be taking “legal action” over the alleged unauthorised selling of tickets for K-pop act SEVENTEEN‘s upcoming…

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Jul 9, 2022 Entertainment / Legal / Ticketing /


New Xplor technologies backs personalisation of Fitness Experiences

Xplor Technologies has announced the launch of TrueCoach Partner Perks, a new program from Xplor's TrueCoach coaching software that offers exclusive access to discounted certifications,…

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Jul 4, 2022 Fitness / Legal / Marketing / Technology / Wellness /


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 /



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