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Rugby legend Keith Wood joins WTM’s Sport Tourism Team

| August 26, 2014
Rugby legend Keith Wood joins WTM’s Sport Tourism Team

Following another dramatic summer of sport around the world, World Travel Market 2014 – the leading global event for the travel industry – will be assessing the relationship between sporting events and the travel industry during its Sport Tourism programme.

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Emirates Partners with Portuguese Football Giant Benfica

| August 1, 2014
Emirates Partners with Portuguese Football Giant Benfica

LISBON – Portugal: Emirates, a connector of people and their passions, and Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Benfica), Portugal’s most successful football club, have signed a three-year agreement. Emirates is now the Official Airline Partner of the club until 2016.

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London crowned ‘Ultimate Sports City’ beating off worldwide competition

| April 11, 2014
London crowned ‘Ultimate Sports City’ beating off worldwide competition

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has welcomed the news that London has beaten off stiff competition to be crowned the ‘Ultimate Sports City’ in the world.

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easyJet add extra seats to Athens for Manchester United match

| December 20, 2013

easyJet had added an extra flight to Athens to help more Manchester United fans support their team against Olympiakos in next year’s Champions League clash.

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Qatar Tourism Authority & Paris Saint-Germain: A New Chapter of a Pioneering Association

| October 30, 2013
Qatar Tourism Authority & Paris Saint-Germain: A New Chapter of a Pioneering Association

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Paris Saint-Germain go one step further and open a new chapter in their ambitious partnership, further solidifying an association between the world-famous sports club with a dynamic, fast growing country.

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Navarino Challenge: The Huffington Post Media Group “joins the race” & other exciting updates

| October 12, 2013
Navarino Challenge: The Huffington Post Media Group “joins the race” & other exciting updates

In the run-up for the first “Navarino Challenge” marathon led by the Greek-American ultramarathon man Dean Karnazes, the Huffington Post Media Group has “joined the race” as the US communication sponsor. This unique event in the Peloponnese, on 18-20 October, aims to raise awareness of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet as well as the global issue of childhood obesity, under the Auspices of the […]

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MCI Builds Its Expertise in the Global Sports Sector

| October 12, 2013
MCI Builds Its Expertise in the Global Sports Sector

Geneva, Switzerland – October 11, 2013. MCI announced the creation of a Sports Business Unit which will focus on advising and delivering innovative customer oriented Sports service solutions and strategies.

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Hospitality packages released at Lord’s for Bicentennial year

| October 8, 2013

“Home of Cricket” expects high demand during landmark summer

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British Cycling wins bid to host 2016 UCI Track World Championships in London

| September 30, 2013
British Cycling wins bid to host 2016 UCI Track World Championships in London

British Cycling has been awarded the 2016 Track World Championships to be staged at the London velodrome.

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New project at the Real Madrid Stadium…

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
New project at the Real Madrid Stadium…

New plans for a mythical stadium…

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FC Barcelona and Qatar Airways, a team that unites the world

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
FC Barcelona and Qatar Airways, a team that unites the world

A new advert was unveiled during the presentation of the partnership between FC Barcelona and Qatar Airways. The spot features some of Barça’s first team players like Piqué, Neymar, Messi, Puyol, Iniesta, Mascherano, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.

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World’s Largest International Triathlon Comes to Hyde Park

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
World’s Largest International Triathlon Comes to Hyde Park

8,500 triathletes will take their position under starter’s orders in Hyde Park, London next month at the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final from 11-15 September.

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Biggest football campaign launched in tourist board’s history

| August 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Biggest football campaign launched in tourist board’s history

VisitBritain has today extended its five year partnership with the Barclays Premier League to 2016.

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“Navarino Challenge” with Dean Karnazes

| July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
“Navarino Challenge” with Dean Karnazes

The “Navarino Challenge” marathon, led by the Greek-American ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes, will take place 18-20 October 2013 in the Peloponnese.

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Emirates announced sponsorship of Roland Garros Tennis tournament

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Emirates announced sponsorship of Roland Garros Tennis tournament

Emirates and Roland Garros have announced a five-year agreement appointing Emirates as Official Partner of the Roland Garros tournament® starting with the 2013 edition from May 21st to June 9th, 2013.

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Vancouver named Finale city for 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

| April 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Vancouver named Finale city for 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Last year, Vancouver was named one of six Canadian cities that will host the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup – and now,

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Euroleague Basketball bounces into London with support from Mayor Of London

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Euroleague Basketball bounces into London with support from Mayor Of London

Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Europe’s elite basketball competition, announced details of the Trafalgar Square Fan Zone and ‘One Team’ initiative; a grassroots and community-led programme that will leave a lasting basketball legacy in the UK beyond the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four.

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EuroVelo 1 open for business in France

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
EuroVelo 1 open for business in France

Starting at the Brittany port of Roscoff, EuroVelo 1 journeys for 1,200km along the French Atlantic coast through 4 Régions and 10 Départements, all the way down to Hendaye in the Basque country. 

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Ballot opens for public entry into the 2013 PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final London

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ballot opens for public entry into the 2013 PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final London

Only one year after the London 2012 Olympic Games, world class triathlon will return. London will host the Grand Final of the ITU World Triathlon Series known as the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final London.

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Athletes of the world officially invited to Sochi 2014 with one year to go

| February 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

At a ceremony yeterday marking one year to go until the start of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge officially invited the world’s National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and their athletes to take part in the Games.

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Tour de France will return to the streets of London

| December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Tour de France will return to the streets of London

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has hailed an announcement that the Tour de France will return to London in 2014.  The organisers of the Tour

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London to host 2017 IPC World Championships

| December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
London to host 2017 IPC World Championships

After staging one of the best and most-talked about Paralympic Games in history this summer, London was announced as the host city of the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships.

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900,000 Football-Watching Visitors Spend £706 Million While in Britain

| October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
900,000 Football-Watching Visitors Spend £706 Million While in Britain

As the Barclays Premier League kicks off again this week after a high-profile international break, new figures released by national tourism agency VisitBritain show that nearly one million overseas visitors watched a game of football here last year. These 900,000 foreign football tourists spent a substantial £706 million, the equivalent of £785 per fan and £200 […]

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Eurosport to Sponsor WTM 2012 Sports Programme

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Eurosport to Sponsor WTM 2012 Sports Programme

Eurosport, Europe’s leading sports entertainment group, is sponsoring the Sports Tourism programme at World Travel Market 2012  WTM, the leading global event for the travel industry, has championed the cause of Sports Tourism for a number of years. There is a strong focus on the sector at this year’s WTM, following on from London hosting […]

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Skyscanner backing The Flying Scotsman in record attempt

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Skyscanner backing The Flying Scotsman in record attempt

Skyscanner, the globally leading travel search site, is backing Graeme Obree, the Scottish cyclist “The Flying Scotsman”, in his attempt to break the British and world human-powered bicycle speed records.  Skyscanner’s support of Obree marks the Edinburgh-headquartered company’s first major sports sponsorship. While most competitors in the event will be riding recumbent bikes, where the […]

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Mohammad is new world endurance champion

| August 27, 2012
Mohammad is new world endurance champion

Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, secured a historic double in the Longines FEI World Endurance Championships in the UK Saturday. He won the individual gold medal and also led the UAE squad to the team gold at the event, […]

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Cycling Through the Alps

| August 17, 2012

Pre-Olympic cycling excitement We may well be gearing up to the Olympics in the UK, but for cycling enthusiasts there is plenty of excitement to be had before London 2012 kicks off, thanks to the annual Tour de France. Tour de France in the French Alps During this gruelling event, which is split into 20 “stages” and takes […]

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Hotel Rates in Munich Rise Up to 1272% for Champions League Final, Survey Finds

| May 3, 2012

LONDON, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Chelsea fans who are planning to follow their team to the UEFA Champions League final on May 19 might be in for a shock when looking for a hotel room. With the title game date less than three weeks away, accommodations in the host city of Munich are becoming […]

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ALL SET FOR UNIQUE MUAY THAI (THAI BOXING) FESTIVAL IN MARCH 2012

| February 26, 2012
ALL SET FOR UNIQUE MUAY THAI (THAI BOXING) FESTIVAL IN MARCH 2012

More than 300 Muay Thai boxers will be in Thailand between 17-23 March 2012 for the 8th Thai boxing tournament and festival, one of the most unique events on the global sporting arena. As in past years, the week-long event will bring together competitors as well as hundreds of Thai boxing enthusiasts from 30 countries […]

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Czech veterans are bidding for the top rugby event in Europe

| February 7, 2012
Czech veterans are bidding for the top rugby event in Europe

Old Boys Prague – Czech Rugby Veterans Association, which is one of the founding members of the organization of European veteran rugby EGOR (European Golden Oldies Rugby), seeks to obtain an organization of the official Festival Egor, which is the biggest event of the European veteran rugby, in 2013. This top event is held every two […]

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2012 Sports Calendar: 10 exciting sporting events

| February 4, 2012
2012 Sports Calendar: 10 exciting sporting events

From the Superbowl to the Olympics, here are 10 of the best budget picks for top sporting events you should attend in 2012.Whether you’re a football fanatic or a golf geek – plan your year of sport here.   1. Rugby – Scotland v. England, Edinburgh, 4 February 2012 Probably the biggest match of this year’s […]

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Skydivers Jump into Leap Year! U.S. Parachute Association Reports Strong and Safe 2011

| January 29, 2012

The U.S. Parachute Association reports that the breathtaking sport of skydiving continued to grow in 2011 and is poised to thrill even more jumpers throughout Leap Year 2012. Last year, more than a half million people took the leap for the first time at some 200 USPA-affiliated skydiving centers across the country. Whether to cross an item off their […]

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Victoria Azarenka and John Isner arrive at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort for World Tennis Charity Invitation 2012

| December 29, 2011

Hua Hin/ 29 December 2011 – The world’s number three female Tennis player, Victoria Azarenka; and John Isner, a popular American men’s player, have arrived at the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort in the late morning. Both are to play exhibition matches against their respective counterparts the world’s number one, Caroline Wozniacki; and Thai tennis legend, […]

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Final of World’s Richest Equestrian Event, 24-26 November, Al Forsan International Sports Resort

| November 19, 2011
Final of World’s Richest Equestrian Event, 24-26 November,  Al Forsan International Sports Resort

Final of world’s richest equestrian event From November 24 to 26,

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London has another reason to celebrate as it is announced as host for the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships

| November 12, 2011
London has another reason to celebrate as it is announced as host for the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships

London has officially been awarded host city by the IAAF for the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships following a successful bid by UK Athletics, DCMS, the Mayor of London, London & Partners and UK Sport.   25 council members from the International Association of Athletics Federation delivered their verdict in Monaco today following final bid […]

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PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYERS SHARE THEIR INSIGHT ON THE BEST OF BRITAIN

| November 11, 2011
PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYERS SHARE THEIR INSIGHT ON THE BEST OF BRITAIN

New Premier League section on the Visitbritain.tv gives foreign fans a video guide to every Premier League club and ground With the international break in force, Premier League players have jetted off all around the world to play for their national teams. But now, new video interviews released by VisitBritain show that the Premier League’s […]

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Flight information for English Champions League club fans

| August 28, 2011

Flight information and prices for English Champions League club fans travelling to Europe The draw for the 2011/12 Champions League has been made, and the English clubs once again have a variety of trips across the continent to look forward to. Skyscanner has taken a look at each club’s away fixtures and provides the ultimate […]

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750,000 FOOTBALL WATCHING VISITORS SPEND £595 MILLION WHILE IN BRITAIN

| August 19, 2011

As the first fixtures of the 2011/12 Barclays Premier League season kicked-off around the country, new figures released by VisitBritain reveal that over 750,000 inbound visitors who came to Britain last year experienced a football game, spending a substantial £595 million in the process, the equivalent to £776 per fan1. Visitors from Norway are most […]

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Registration opens for the 5th World Conference on Women and Sport

| July 26, 2011
Registration opens for the 5th World Conference on Women and Sport

The IOC has kicked off the registration process for next year’s IOC World Conference on Women and Sport, which will take place from 16 to 18 February 2012 in Los Angeles, USA. Under the theme “Together Stronger: The Future of Sport”, the event is being organised jointly by the IOC, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) […]

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Catch Me if You Can

| July 23, 2011
Catch Me if You Can

Thursday afternoon saw World Series competitior Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic catch the bouquet from a “wedding couple“ at the popular wedding location at Scaliger Castle in Malcesine while jumping from a 24 metre balcony during a shoot for a video production in the build up to the fifth stop of the Red Bull […]

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