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    Spanish trade union sues Decathlon


    Spanish trade union Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) has filed a lawsuit against Decathlon, claiming that the sports retailer and manufacturer is “violating the fundamental right to freedom of association.” The complaint was filed on April 3. Decathlon is also accused of denying the union’s delegates access to information about the working ...

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    Burton wins in next instance against Koroyd


    Following a 26-month legal battle over a patent related to the shock-absorbing WaveCel technology, Burton has announced in a press release that a German court has ruled that Koroyd’s patent No. EP 1694 152 B1 is invalid in Germany. Koroyd may appeal the decision. In the fall of 2022, Koroyd ...

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    Court dismisses lawsuit against Nike for greenwashing


    A lawsuit against Nike in Missouri has been dismissed by the court following allegations that the company’s Sustainability Collection misled consumers about its use of sustainable materials. The lawsuit, filed by Maria Guadalupe Ellis in May 2023, claimed that Nike violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. According to Ellis, Nike ...

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    Decathlon UK taps Gordons for regulatory guidance


    Decathlon UK has enlisted retail-focused legal firm Gordons to navigate regulatory complexities amid surging sales. Gordons will provide Decathlon with strategic counsel on product stewardship and consumer law, bolstering the retailer’s commitment to compliance. Decathlon was founded in France in 1976 and expanded to the UK in 1999, venturing into ...

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    Beijing to host 2027 World Athletics Championships


    The World Athletics (WA) governing body has revealed that Beijing, China’s capital, will be the host city for the prestigious 2027 edition of the World Athletics Championships. The decision was announced following a council meeting in Scotland, preceding the World Athletics Indoor Championships set to take place in Glasgow from ...

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    England Golf signs IWG’s “Brighton plus Helsinki Declaration”


    England Golf, the governing body for amateur golf in England, has announced that it has signed the International Working Group (IWG) on Women and Sport’s “Brighton plus Helsinki Declaration.” It is the first golfing body in the U.K. to do so, claims England Golf. The Declaration was signed by England ...

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    Björn Borg's footwear partner undergoes restructuring


    Serve&Volley, the footwear licensee partner of Björn Borg, a subsidiary of Unlimited Footwear Group, has begun restructuring proceedings in the Netherlands. The company is responsible for designing and distributing Björn Borg shoes across Europe, excluding Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. CEO of Björn Borg, Henrik Bunge, stated, “We had already started ...

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    Super League Triathlon rebrands as Supertri


    Supertri is the new name for Super League Triathlon. It is the company’s first refresh since launching in 2017 with its first test event in Hamilton Island. The name “Supertri” is described on the company’s website as “an all-encompassing brand delivering entertainment and inspiration and the very future of triathlon.” ...

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    MEP Frankowski backs FESI manifesto for inclusive sports


    MEP Tomasz Frankowski, Co-Chair of the Sports Group in the European Parliament, has thrown his support behind the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) Manifesto for the upcoming EU elections. FESI, in a statement, emphasized that this endorsement “underscores the alignment between FESI’s vision and the crucial work ...

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    Tennis Industry Association rebrands to serve diverse community


    Tennis Industry Association (TIA) has undergone a transformation, rebranding itself as the Racquet Industry Research Group (RIRG). The change signifies more than just a shift in name; it marks a strategic move to broaden its mission and serve the entire racquet sports community with research and data. Recognizing the diverse ...

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    Paris 2024 medals carry an actual fragment of the Eiffel Tower


    See the medals the world’s greatest athletes will receive this summer.

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    BMC seeks short-time work amid market struggles


    The Swiss bicycle market is facing tough times. Several brands from the Alpine country have struggled since the pandemic, with BMC being the latest on that list. Because of decreased demand, the company has filed a preemptive application for short-time work with the competent department for economy and labor in ...

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    UEFA president will not stand for reelection in 2027


    Aleksander Ceferin, the head of European football governing body UEFA, has announced that he would not stand for reelection in 2027 and an unprecedented fourth term at the helm of the organization. An amendment to UEFA’s statutes passed by the organization’s Congress on Feb. 8 would have ...

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    Skechers celebrates dismissal of shareholder lawsuit by Delaware Court


    Skechers USA. Inc. has announced that the Delaware Chancery Court has dismissed with prejudice the shareholder derivative lawsuit filed on July 21, 2022, against all current and former members of the Skechers Board of Directors named as defendants. The Court’s decision to dismiss the action with prejudice was met with ...

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    FIFA unveils 2026 World Cup schedule


    FIFA has announced the schedule for the 2026 World Cup, set to be split between Mexico, the US and Canada. The final of one of the world’s largest sporting events will take place at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, which has beat out Dallas’ AT&T Stadium for the privilege in a ...

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    Figures for the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games


    The fourth edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games, which was held in Gangwon, South Korea, from Jan. 19 to Feb. 1, attracted more than 270,000 spectators, who could attend the Games as well as an extensive program of cultural and interactive sports activities, on offer through the “Let’s Play ...

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    Bullpadel victorious in commercial court


    Spain’s Provincial Court of Murcia has confirmed the sentence of the same province’s Third Commercial Court against Team Sport DM S.L., the company behind the e-commerce websites and – as Diffusion Sport and others have reported. Bullpadel brought suit against Team Sport for an apparent bait-and-switch operation. As ...

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    Ebay slashes 1,000 jobs amid economic struggles


    In a recent internal memo made public, eBay’s CEO, Jamie Iannone, announced plans to reduce the company’s workforce by 9 percent, amounting to approximately 1,000 jobs. The memo cited external challenges, including a “challenging macroeconomic environment,” as reasons for the downsizing, noting that the company’s expenses have outpaced its business ...

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    Swedemount successfully confirms reconstruction plan approval


    Swedemount Sportswear & Fashion AB has successfully had a reconstruction plan approved. The majority of Swedemount’s suppliers and groups of creditors voted to confirm the reconstruction plan. Johan Andgren, the Swedish company’s CEO, expresses gratitude to nearly all creditors who have supported them throughout the reconstruction plan. Andgren attributes the ...

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    Golf in Spain keeps growing


    The number of golf federation members in Spain reached nearly 300,000 (298,959) in 2023, 1.8 percent more than the previous year, of which 297,378 amateurs and 1,581 professionals, according to figures from the Royal Spanish Golf Federation (RFEG). Golf in Spain has experienced five years of consecutive growth, achieving a ...