+++ VF Corp has confirmed that it will cease operations at Eagle Creek by the end of 2021



+++ Julbo Eyewear promotes Rick Randall to the position of vice president of U.S. sales because of the good job he did during the Covid lockdowns


Legal & Institutional:

+++ England Golf has announced that Christine Pascall will succeed Les Wilson as president in 2023

+++ The IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee have jointly confirmed that a maximum of 10,000 fans will be allowed to attend venues at this year’s Olympics in Tokyo, although the figure is subject to change if new measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic were put in place by the Japanese authorities



+++ Working together with the Woolmark Company, Castore has developed an innovative tennis apparel collection made of Merino wool that has been tested by Andy Murray and that will be worn by the British champion in the Wimbledon tennis tournament that started in London on June 18

+++ Thermore has launched Ecodown Fibers Genius, a new hybrid between free fibers and rolled insulation that is more resistant to clumping and gains insulating power after washing

+++ Solvay has introduced Bio Amni, its first partially bio-based polyamide 5.6. fiber, produced at its own factory in Brazil



+++ Craft enters a new sport through a three-year contract with the Swedish Wrestling Association

+++ Castore signs up the London Saracens for the 2021/22 season, marking its first contract with a club playing in the first division of the English Rugby Union, known also as the Gallagher Premiership

+++ Ralph Lauren is entering the e-sports sector by launching digital-first activations on platforms such as TikTok and Twitch as an exclusive fashion outfitter to G2Esports, a Berlin-based competitive gaming organization that has more than 32 million fans around the world

+++ Macron will replace Kappa as the new technical partner of the British Basketball Federation in a new four-year deal, starting from the next season

+++ Erreà Sport has announced a new four-year technical partnership deal with Antwerp4Volley, a collaborative volleyball club in Belgium’s Antwerp region that combines the four clubs of Interfreight Antwerp Volley Team, Oxaco BVC Antwerp, Volmar Ekeren, and Fixit Volley Kalmthout

+++ Fabletics has become the official lifestyle partner of the Tough Mudder obstacle course series through 2022

+++ Lorenzo Mittiga, an Aqualung ambassador and photographer, has won the Ocean Geographic Photo Journalist 2021 Award of Excellence at the Ocean Geographic Pictures of the Year