+++ Adam Crozier, the former joint CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi who led the English Football Association between 2000 and 2002, will step down on Nov. 28 as chairman of Asos after three years to become the chairman of the British Telecom Group

+++ Sunni Fleming, who has been working with New Balance for over 20 years, has been hired by Randolph Engineering to serve as vice president of product for its U.S.-made sunglasses



+++ Wilson, which has been the official ball and racquet stringing supplier of the U.S. Open, is opening a temporary Wilson Pop-Up Museum and store in the SoHo district of New York, offering racquet customization as well as personalization for balls and the brand’s new apparel collection


Legal & Insitutional:

+++ The 2020 Paralympic Games, scheduled to take place in Tokyo from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5, will go ahead with no spectators in attendance as organizers decided to follow the Olympics’ example in banning spectators over coronavirus-related concerns

+++ The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that Afghan athletes will not be able to compete in the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo due to the current crisis in their country and the cancellation of all commercial flights

+++ The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has appointed Katie Sadleir, currently the general manager of Women’s Rugby at World Rugby, as CGF’s new CEO



+++ Nike will launch on Sept. 1 the first SWDC collection developed through the Serena Williams Design Crew, based on contributions by underprivileged talents in the New York area, seven of whom have been hired by the Swoosh

+++ With the Ecco Athletic Leisure Club, the Danish footwear company is introducing a new collection of athleisure footwear mostly made with Ecco’s own curated leather and premium blends of fabrics as well as neoprene and GoreTex

+++ Hyperice, the specialist in recovery technology, has signed a new multi-year partnership with USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the U.S.