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    Exercise boosts Covid survival, study finds


    According to a study conducted by cardiologists at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital in the Spanish capital of Madrid, patients who exercise regularly are eight times more likely to survive Covid-19 than sedentary patients. Published in the American medical journal Infectious Diseases and Therapy , the study examined 520 ...

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    New line brings ViralOff to retail customers


    An Italian company called Colors has channeled Polygiene ’s ViralOff antimicrobial treatment into a line of products for retail customers. The Regenesis ViralOff Trigger Shield line of sprays and other products works on soft surfaces, hard surfaces and fabrics. It also meets the same ISO standards ...

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    The European Outdoor Summit will be integrated into OutDoor by ISPO


    The European Outdoor Group (EOG) has confirmed that this year’s European Outdoor Summit (EOS) will be combined with the Oct. 5-7 edition of the OutDoor by ISPO Global Summit trade show to create one major European outdoor industry event. This year’s EOS was originally going to be ...

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    Europe’s patchwork of Corona regulations for retailers


    Daily changes to local Corona safety regulations for retail stores make it difficult to stay on top of things as the pandemic situation heats up again in most European countries. Here is an overview (as of March 25, subject to change and with regional variations) of the status of so-called ...

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    Li Ning grows further, adjusting to the pandemic


    Rising interest in exercise and fitness in China after lockdowns were lifted contributed to improve Li Ning ’s revenues, which grew 4.2 percent to 14,456.9 million yuan renminbi (€1.86bn-$2.09bn) in 2020. Net income increased by 13.3 percent from the previous year to RMB 1,698.4 million (€218.6m-$246.1m). Excluding a one-time financial ...

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    French ski industry in critical state


    The French sporting goods industry association, Union Sport Cycle (USC), plans to ask the French government for a specific aid package for the country’s ski sector, whose total losses for the current season are estimated at about €1 billion - without including those of the skilift and ...

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    ​New Balance launches a new performance face mask


    New Balance has released a new reusable face mask, specifically intended for fitness and performance activities. The New Balance Active Face Mask features three layers of a breathable fabric that is a mix of polyester, polypropylene and spandex. Its design helps to keep the mask away from the ...

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    OutDoor by ISPO is postponed to Oct. 5-7


    The show’s website reveals that OutDoor by ISPO – most recently planned as a mixed digital and physical Global Summit to be held in Munich in July – has now been postponed to Oct. 5-7, 2021. According to The Outdoor Industry Compass , the postponement was coordinated ...

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    Golf courses and outdoor sports facilities are re-opening in the U.K.


    The Welsh government has announced that golf courses and outdoor sports facilities are allowed to reopen from March 13 following the latest easing of lockdown measures in Wales. Outdoor sports facilities – including outdoor gyms, tennis courts and basketball courts – will be allowed to welcome visitors back as of ...

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    Sporthaus Saemann in Germany closes down for good


    Hopes for a reorganization of the insolvent German retailer Sporthaus Saemann in Heilbronn have finally been dashed, leading to the closure of its large Intersport Profimarkt , three golf stores and an innovative Saemann Sportkultur store in the city center. In a statement, the insolvency administrator, Lutz Lohmann, ...

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    Tokyo 2020 will likely go ahead without foreign spectators


    The Japanese government has reportedly decided to prevent overseas spectators from attending the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer over concerns for the spread of coronavirus and its variants. A formal decision on this matter will be made by the end of this month, and the number of ...

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    Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 to be postponed to 2022


    World Rugby has recommended a postponement of the women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 until next year due to the uncertainty connected with the ongoing coronavirus crisis. In addition to health concerns, the major uncertainties are related to global travel restrictions and quarantine rules. The tournament was set ...

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    Germany extends lockdown - with easing options


    On March 3, the federal-state conference in Germany decided on how to further extend its present lockdown for non-essential retailer operations until March 28, to help fend off the Covid-19 virus. Like in the U.K., it will be phased out in stages, but retailers are furious, partly also because many ...

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    Descente to sell Polygiene-treated training gear through Anta


    For the spring/summer 2021 season, Descente has added Polygiene ’s Stays Fresh BioStatic Technology to a number of its men’s and women’s training products for the Chinese market. The Japanese brand will be selling them online and in stores through its local partner, Anta Sports Products . The ...

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    EFTTEX 2021 has been cancelled


    The 2021 edition of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) , which was due to take place in Prague in June, has been cancelled due to the uncertainties related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision was unanimously agreed by the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association’s (EFTTA) board. EFTTA ...

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    Italian mountain areas call for a dedicated ministry


    Italy’s Unione Nazionale Comuni Comunità Enti Montani ( Uncem), the national organization of mountain municipalities, is calling for the creation of a new post of minister or undersecretary for mountain areas – “Ministero alla Montagna e alle Aree Interne” (Minister for the Mountains and Internal Areas), it suggested. The ...

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    Polygiene reports record quarterly sales


    Polygiene said that the fourth quarter of 2020 was the best in its history, with sales rising by 40.0 percent from the year-ago quarter to a record 26.6 million Swedish kronor (€2.7m-$3.2m). The growth was largely due to the success of Polygiene’s ViralOff in the context of the ...

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    Frasers takes a hit with English retail lockdown due to end on Apr. 12


    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that non-essential retail stores may reopen in England on April 12 after having been closed since Jan. 4 to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms are also due to reopen on that date. Like in other ...

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    ÖSFA fair in Salzburg is cancelled again


    The 108th winter sports edition of ÖSFA , the Austrian trade fair, which was planned as a physical fair in Salzburg’s Brandboxx from Feb. 23 to 25, has been cancelled by order of the local health authorities due to coronavirus restrictions. “We have fought like lions for the realization of ...

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    Sharing sports equipment presents low risk of coronavirus transmission, a study suggests


    A recent study, led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine , suggests that sports equipment is unlikely to be a major cause of virus transmission. For the purposes of the Strike study , the researchers applied a dose of coronavirus to different types of sporting equipment, including red and ...