Retail : +++ Taking the place of a former Nike store in Valencia, JD Sports is opening a flagship store of 650 sqm. in the center of the Spanish city +++ The fourth Absolut Run store of Sport 2000 in Germany has opened on 200 square meters in Augsburg, replacing a former location of Runners Point, the German chain bought and then phased out by Foot Locker +++

Distribution : +++ Luanvi, the Spanish sportswear manufacturer, is entering the Italian market via a distribution agreement with RV Distribution, a company based in Cuneo, in Italy’s Piedmont region +++

Legal & Institutional : +++ The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) has announced that the 2021 Wimbledon championships are likely to be played in front of fans, although with a reduced capacity crowd +++ The Board of the Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF) has approved a four-year plan for 2021 to 2024, developed through consultation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), which will enable one million youngsters affected by displacement to have access to safe sport +++

Marketing :++ Hyperice has signed up Laurie Hernandez, the 20-year-old Olympic gold and silver medalist in gymnastics, to join its athlete roster

Trade Shows & Other Events : +++ On March 21, Shimano, the Japanese company founded in 1921 by Shozaburo Shimano as a small ironworks in Sakai, Osaka, celebrated its 100th anniversary