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Olympic Costs – Rio 2016 and Future Projections

This is a revision of a post I did last week on Olympic costs, related to the recent announcement of Rio 2016 costs. I withdrew the post when an …

Los Angeles

The Cross-Pressured Bundesliga: Here Comes the New TV Deal

Travis serves as an editor and regular columnist here. He writes for Howler magazine's website. Born and groomed in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Travis is a …

New Mexico

UEFA’s Financial Fair Play Regulations and the Rise of Football’s 1%

← Doyen vs. Sporting I: Doyen’s Pyrrhic Victory at the CAS<p>International and European Sports Law – Monthly Report – January 2017. By Saverio Spera. …

The 20 most popular rich-list football teams on social media

Among the revelations was Manchester United's return to the top of the list — its £515.3 million income last year made it the first club in history to surpass half a billion pounds in turnover.<p>Today, thanks to the ubiquity of social media, it's incredibly important for sports clubs to engage with …

Social Media

DFL exceeds one billion Euro threshold for national media rights

Summary<p>85 percent growth: national media revenues increased to a total of 4.64 billion Euro for the seasons 2017/18 to 2020/21.<br>• Further increase …

Football's 10 Most Expensive Kit Deals

<b>FC Barcelona has secured a landmark kit deal with long-term partners “Nike” which will see them earning record £100 million a year eclipsing</b> …

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Weekly Post 158

Twitter dominating Premier League statistics

As football teams continue to search for ways to engage with their fans, statistics have showed that fans are just as eager to interact with their …

Most popular soccer leagues on US television, ranked

What are the most popular soccer leagues on US television? Some of the answers may surprise you. After tabulating our research of TV ratings data …

The definitive account of FC Barcelona's finances last season

FC Barcelona has presented its financial report for the 2015/16 season last Thursday, showing some very good results, with a record income of €678.9 …

FIFA's Transfer Matching System a good step toward accountability

<i>Editor's note: This article was originally published on Jan. 23, 2015. We re-present it now as the David De Gea transfer saga stalled at the last</i> …

BeIN Sports LaLiga launches in Spain

FREE ARTICLE: Premier League international media-rights revenues set to increase by almost 50%

<b>• Premier League media revenues hit $4.12bn per season, making it the second-most valuable sports media rights property in the world after American</b> …

FOX and Univision's Copa America games averaged over 4 million viewers per game

Across the 32 games played during Copa America Centenario, FOX Sports and Univision collectively averaged over 4 million viewers per game. The …

​The big fix: Restoring faith in the Copa América Centenario

This summer’s Copa América Centenario soccer tournament looked for all the world like a historic, once in a generation event when it was formally …

Chelsea agree £60m-a-year kit sponsorship deal with Nike

Chelsea have agreed a stunning £60 million-a-year kit deal with Nike that will help the club to continue to compete at the top end of the transfer market, despite failing to qualify for the Champions League.<p><i>Telegraph Sport</i> understands the deal with Nike is worth double to Chelsea than their current …

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English Premier League

No single buyer for future Bundesliga live TV rights

German fans who watch Bundesliga games live on TV can expect a major change. Germany's cartel office has approved a plan to stop any single pay-TV …

English Premier League
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How football clubs calculate the cost of buying players in the transfer market

The Leicester City team that won at the Etihad this season cost less than most of Manchester City’s players. Why are some footballers cheaper than others?<p>By Richard Foster for The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Guardian Sport Network<p>When Riyad Mahrez moved from Ligue 2 club Le Havre to Leicester City …

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Public Speaking

A different paradigm: Why clubs are desperate to avoid relegation from the Premier League

Relegation from the English Premier League has never been more costly than it will be in 2016. From 2016-17, the income from Broadcasting rights will …

Arsenal - Brass In Pocket

As Arsenal enter the business end of the season, there is still much to play for, even though they are now likely to be eliminated from the Champions …