News: Sport

Team New Zealand declines offer to host America’s Cup defence in Auckland

A joint bid by the New Zealand Government and Auckland Council to host the nation’s defence of the America’s Cup has been declined by the Board of Team New Zealand. As a…

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Jun 16, 2021 Events / Finance / Sport /

 
 

Environment groups object to New Zealand Rugby’s oil company sponsorship deal

Environmental groups including Greenpeace are looking to tackle New Zealand Rugby over the sporting body’s reported intention to sign up INEOS, a petroleum giant and, according to…

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Jun 15, 2021 Finance / Marketing / Sport /

 
 

27 officials punished over Chinese cross-country marathon event at which 21 people died

China authorities have reportedly punished 27 government officials deemed responsible for the deaths of 21 people during a mountain marathon cross-country race last month. The deaths…

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Jun 15, 2021 Events / Legal / Safety / Sport /

 
 

Nike covers Hong Kong basketball court surface with grind materials

Made from 20,000 pairs of used sneakers, Nike is making a difference for climate change and serving the community Shek Lei Grind Court - a sustainable artistic transformation of an estate…

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Jun 13, 2021 Environment / Play / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces /

 
 

IOC board unanimously backs Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics hosting bid

The prospects of Brisbane hosting the 2032 Olympics have taken another significant step forward with the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) unanimously backing the…

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Jun 11, 2021 Events / Sport / Venues /

 
 

FIFA forms panel to elevate fan experience at tournaments and events

World football governing body FIFA has formed a 25-member panel to work with its technology and innovation team with the aim of enhancing the fan experience at tournaments and events.…

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Jun 11, 2021 Events / Marketing / Sport /

 
 

Husain Al-Musallam installed as new FINA President

Husain Al-Musallam of Kuwait has been elected to replace Julio Maglione as President of aquatic sports’ world governing body FINA. Al-Musallam stood unopposed as a new Bureau for the…

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Jun 10, 2021 Aquatics / Finance / Sport /

 
 

Fiji Rugby partners with Nike as official team and training kit supplier

Fiji Rugby has partnered with global sporting brand Nike as its official team and training kit supplier in a four-year deal which will see the Nike ‘Swoosh’ feature on the…

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Jun 7, 2021 Events / Marketing / Sport /

 
 

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