+++ David Grutman, a Miami-based hospitality entrepreneur who is also creative director and co-owner of Prince, will act as strategic advisor for Slinger Bag




+++ Rose Bikes, the German DTC brand of bicycles, plans to raise the number of its physical stores from 14 to more than 30 through a partnership with ECE, the German shopping center operator



Legal & Institutional:

+++ World Triathlon has approved a support fund of US$100,000 to support athletes from National Federations with the greatest needs on their road to Tokyo 2020

+++ The CSD (Consejo Superior de Deportes), a Spanish government agency, has unanimously approved the professionalization of the first division of women’s football




+++ Rose Bikes will be launching its first line of cycling clothing in collaboration with a German fashion label, Drykorn, for the spring/summer 2022 season




+++ Columbia Sportswear has announced a new sponsorship deal with Mike Horn, the well-known Swiss professional explorer born in South Africa

+++ Castore has announced a new three-year exclusive deal with David Lloyd Clubs which will see staff and tennis coaches in Castore kit alongside exclusive retail collection for club members

+++ Pulseroll, the vibration training and muscle recovery brand, is the new official muscle recovery supplier of British Rowing



+++ The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has opened registrations for the 2021 World Cycling Forum (WCF), due to be held in Munich on Sept. 6 and 7

+++ Alongside their meetings in Cornwall on June 11-13, G7 leaders expressed their backing for the holding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in a safe and secure manner, while a decision on whether or not spectators will finally be authorized to the events in Japan is expected to come in late June

+++ Decathlon’s Btwin Village in Lille, France will host the National Blackball Pool Tournament on July 2-4, in partnership with the French Pool Federation (FF Billard