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    Franco Fogliato steps down as Salomon CEO

    2024-04-12T15:01:00+01:00

    Amer Sports, Inc. has declared today the departure of Franco Fogliato, President and CEO of Salomon, citing personal reasons. Effective immediately, Fogliato will step down from his role. James Zheng, CEO of Amer Sports, will assume the responsibilities of leading Salomon and overseeing the Outdoor Performance segment on an interim ...

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    SportsShoes.com hires Partnerships Coordinator to boost community engagement

    2024-04-09T11:10:00+01:00

    SportsShoes.com has appointed its first Partnerships Coordinator to enhance its engagement with running and fitness communities. Georgia Malir, previously with Saucony, takes on this role, managing the retailer’s partnerships strategy and overseeing relations with over 1,000 running clubs and event sponsorships.

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    Agilitas Sports appoints former Adidas Design Director as VP Footwear Design

    2024-04-08T13:58:00+01:00

    Agilitas Sports, an Indian sportswear and athleisure solutions platform, has announced the appointment of Richard Zartman as Vice President of Footwear Design. As part of the founding team of Agilitas Sports, Zartman will lead footwear design for the Agilitas Group’s portfolio of sportswear brands.

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    FSG sells off consultancy

    2024-04-03T14:48:00+01:00

    Fenway Sports Management Group (FSG) – owner of, among other things, Liverpool FC and the Boston Red Sox – has sold off its Consulting Group to the Brand division of Elevate, a consultancy founded in 2018 and headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    Peak Ski Company names Alex Ford Director of Operations

    2024-04-03T14:07:00+01:00

    Peak Ski Company has announced the promotion of Alex Ford to the position of Director of Operations. Ford, who previously served as Operations Manager, has been a part of the company since its inception in April 2022. Before joining Peak Ski, he held the position of Operations and Production Manager ...

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    Frasers Group appoints David Al-Mudallal to board

    2024-04-03T09:41:00+01:00

    Frasers Group reportedly appointed David Al-Mudallal, Chief Operating Officer, to its board of directors. Al-Mudallal confirmed the news on LinkedIn and expressed pride in joining the board as an executive director to further the company’s growth and ambitions. Starting as head of talent for Sports Direct in 2017, Al-Mudallal later ...

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  • Former Nordica president Franco Vaccari has passed away

    2023-03-14T15:10:00+00:00

    Franco Vaccari, a former shareholder of the Tecnica Group, passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2023, at 83, according to Tecnica Group information. Vaccari was one of the most important entrepreneurs in the history of the so-called Sportsystem district of Montebelluna in the Northern Italian Treviso province.

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    German ski racing icon Rosi Mittermaier passes away at 72

    2023-01-05T10:08:00+00:00

    Former German ski racer Rosi Mittermaier has died. With her two gold medals at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, “Gold Rosi,” as she was subsequently known, mesmerized all of Germany. Her family told Bayerischer Rundfunk that Mittermaier fell asleep peacefully at the age of 72 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Jan. ...

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    DC Shoes co-founder and pro driver Ken Block dies in snowmobile accident

    2023-01-03T14:56:00+00:00

    Ken Block, the co-founder of DC Shoes, died in a snowmobile accident in Utah. He was 55 years old.

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    End of an era: World Athletics pays track&field gold medalists at 2024 Olympics

    2024-04-11T11:53:00+01:00

    In a historic move, World Athletics has announced plans to award prize money to gold medalists in track and field events at the upcoming 2024 Olympics in Paris, marking a significant departure from traditional Olympic practices.

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    Rip Curl signs eight-time surfing champion

    2024-03-18T13:17:00+00:00

    Rip Curl has made waves in the surfing world with its latest signing of eight-time world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore. The groundbreaking agreement, valued in the millions, spans eight years, coinciding with Gilmore’s planned sabbatical from the Championship Tour.

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    Kappa sponsors platform for women’s football

    2024-03-13T12:34:00+00:00

    The sports-apparel brand Kappa, we learn from Diffusion Sport, has become the technical sponsor of WomanGoal, which describes itself as the “first international platform created to promote women’s soccer” and as specializing in “talent recruitment, training, asset creation and business building for women’s soccer at a global level.”

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