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    U.S. ban on imports from Xinjiang goes into effect


    The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFPLA), prohibiting the import into the U.S. of products made by forced labor in Xinjiang, China, is now in force, under the oversight of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The act was signed into law by President Joseph Biden on Dec. 23, 2021, ...

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    Canadian First Nations get closer to host 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in BC


    The Canadian Squamish, Lil’wat, Musqueam and Tsleil-Wautuuh Indigenous tribes (who have premiered the Four Host Nations licensing program at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010) have again partnered for a big project: to develop a concept to host the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in British Columbia, where the ...

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    CEO of Intersport Germany expected to become new head of German Retail Association (HDE)


    Source: HDE Alexander von Preen After Josef Sanktjohanser, president of the German Retail Association (HDE), announced that he would not be available for re-election after 16 years, the executive board of the federation has unanimously recommended Dr. Alexander von Preen, CEO of Intersport Germany eG, to the ...

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    Adidas sues Nike over technology infringements


    After Nike last sued Adidas in December 2021 over its Flyknit knitted upper technology, claiming that a total of 49 Adidas shoe models infringed its technology, the German sporting goods company is now accusing the American company in federal court in Texas of “knowingly and intentionally” infringing nine patents related ...

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    France to extend the beneficiaries of the Pass’Sport


    France will extend the so-called Pass’Sport, currently available to around 800,000 youngsters, to more than 5 million potential beneficiaries. The announcement was made by French President Emmanuel Macron during a speech in Clichy-sous-Bois, near Paris, on June 8. Launched in May 2021, the Pass’Sport is a €50 subsidy that aims ...

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    New Balance sues Steve Madden for alleged copyright infringement


    New Balance Athletics has filed a design patent, trademark infringement, and unfair competition case, claiming that Steve Madden deliberately copied its 327 sneaker model with the launch of the “Chasen” shoe model. The complaint was filed in a Massachusetts District Court on June 7. New Balance introduced the 327 design ...

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    Amazon seized more than 3 million counterfeit products in 2021


    In 2021, Amazon identified, seized and disposed of more than 3 million counterfeit products, according to the second Amazon Brand Protection Report. This figure compares to around 2 million counterfeit products seized in 2020. In addition, Amazon stopped more than 2.5 million attempts to create new selling accounts by bad ...

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    Norwegian authorities ask retailers to disclose microplastic emissions of garments in Norway


    Citing a little-known Norwegian law, Norwegian citizen and activist Axel Klanderud has called on authorities to force retail companies Anton Sport and Intersport (both part of Sport Holding AS) to be transparent about the microplastic emissions generated by the sale of their products in the country. The following verdict was ...

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    JD Sports, Elite and Rangers fixed prices of replica shirts, says U.K. CMA


    JD Sports, Elite Sports and Glasgow’s Rangers Football Club have been found guilty of fixing prices on replica clothing products at the expense of fans, the U.K. competition watchdog said in a provisional finding. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which has been investigating since December 2020, said Elite and ...

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    StockX defends itself against Nike


    While online resale platform StockX continues to claim that Nike has a fundamental misunderstanding of NFT, as it originally argued, the company defended its anti-counterfeiting measures in response to Nike’s amended complaint. In a June 6 filing, StockX said the platform has one of the strongest authentication processes in the ...

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    UEFA and CONMEBOL announce new intercontinental events


    UEFA and CONMEBOL (Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol), the governing body of South American football, have announced a series of new events involving women’s football, futsal and youth teams. The youth team of Club Atlético Peñarol from Uruguay, i.e. the winners of the 2022 CONMEBOL U-20 Copa Libertadores, will face S.L. ...

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    FESI outlines strategic development plan for 2022-2025


    After two days of intensive workshops during an extraordinary meeting in Vienna, the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) has successfully consulted its members on its strategic development plan for the next three years. From policy priorities to member services and membership expansion, FESI is currently working on ...

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    WPT sues Premier Pádel in Madrid


    The World Padel Tour (WPT) – through its parent company, Setpoints Events SL – has filed suit in the 15th Commercial Court of Madrid against the International Pádel Federation (FIP), Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) and the Professional Pádel Association. The WPT alleges anti-competitive practices: namely, the setting up of a ...

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    A new zone for boardsports start-ups in France’s New Aquitaine


    EuroSIMA, the European surf industry association, has agreed on a new partnership with the Médoc Atlantique Agglomeration Community to create an economic activity zone dedicated to boardsports in the municipality of Lacanau, in France’s southwest, Sport-Guide reported. The announcement was made by Jean-Louis Rodrigues, the president of EuroSIMA, at the ...

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    FIFA president spoke at WEF annual meeting in Davos


    Speaking at a panel session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos on May 23, FIFA president Gianni Infantino stressed football’s ability to unite people globally. Infantino used the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar as an example of an upcoming opportunity. The session, titled “Sport as ...

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    Melbourne to host the 2022 World Swimming Championships


    FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) announced that the Australian city of Melbourne would host the 16th World Swimming Championships (25m). The short-term allocation had become necessary because the swimming world federation removed the event from Kazan following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The World Championships will be held at the Melbourne ...

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    France has a new Minister of Sport


    Following last month’s national elections, which saw Emmanuel Macron re-elected for a second term as French president, France now has a new sports minister. Amélie Oudéa-Castéra was appointed Minister of Sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. She succeeds Roxana Maracineanu. Unlike her predecessor, however, Oudéa-Castéra is a full cabinet ...

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    TikTok is the official entertainment platform of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022


    TikTok will partner with UEFA as a global sponsor and official entertainment platform for the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022. The tournament is scheduled to take place in England from July 6-31. The agreement will see TikTok launch several dedicated activations on the platform. Additionally, UEFA will launch an official Women’s ...

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    World Rugby confirms World Cup locations through 2033


    World Rugby, the world governing body for the sport of rugby union, has confirmed the locations for the next three women’s and two men’s Rugby World Cups. At its Annual Meeting in Dublin on May 12, the organization’s council unanimously approved the staging of Rugby World Cups in the following ...

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    Decathlon Italy partners with food co-op VéGé to support grassroots sports organizations


    Decathlon and Gruppo VéGé, an Italian food cooperative, have teamed up on a national project to support amateur sports associations. The partnership provides financial support for clubs, gyms and sports associations, with the final objective to supply sports apparel and equipment for more than 2,500 amateur sports organizations. The collaborative ...