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Government Confirms Support for Tennis and Athletics
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Government Confirms Support for Tennis and Athletics

Funding ensured delivery of grass court tennis season and is supporting preparations for athletes ahead of Tokyo Olympic Games. Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Nigel Huddleston MP 3 July 2021 The Sports Minister has confirmed that the governing bodies for tennis and athletics have been awarded funding to support the delivery of their calendars of summer events, whilst the phased return of spectators continues under the roadmap out of lockdown. As part of the Government’s Sport Survival Package, a loan of £14.3 million has been made available to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), which meant that they could make a commitment at the beginning of the year to ensure that the grass court season could go ahead. The backing of the loan support allowed the LTA to h...
Government Announces Expert Panel for Fan-led Review of Football
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Government Announces Expert Panel for Fan-led Review of Football

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has today announced the full membership of the panel which will join Chair Tracey Crouch MP as she commences the Government’s fan-led review of football. Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, Nigel Huddleston MP, The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP, and Tracey Crouch MP 21 May 2021 In the aftermath of the failed European Super League bid, the Government announced its manifesto commitment to conduct the review and published its Terms of Reference last month. The panel features fan representation at its heart and also includes former players and managers, current administrators, representatives of non-league and the women’s game as well as independent members. The Chair and panel will now begin a series of roundtable meetings that will reac...
SPORTEL events’ 2021 calendar
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SPORTEL events’ 2021 calendar

“When I postponed SPORTEL Monaco to February 2021, the horizon was quite positive, but today I have to face the reality. We cannot hold an international event in this current sanitary context. The regulations and health situation in Monaco, France, Europe and the world as a whole, evolve and change by the day, stating the obvious that the sports industry is not able to travel and meet face-to-face. However, the vaccine is giving us hope for the near future. We are not giving up and will continue to work hard to be ready for the day we can organize an event that can meet the expectations of our clients.” said Laurent Puons, CEO of Monaco Mediax. SPORTEL Teams are working on the 2021 calendar, which may be adapted depending on the evolution of the pandemic. SPORTEL Monaco will be back ...
Manchester United and Uber announce global partnership
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Manchester United and Uber announce global partnership

As part of the partnership, a dedicated Uber pick-up and drop off zone will be set up at Old Trafford, creating a convenient and safe way for all fans to travel to and from games, with just a few taps of their smartphone. Over the next several months, Uber will also connect fans in over 30 countries around the world to Manchester United through a number of experiences, including behind-the scenes content, bringing fans together on match days wherever they are watching, and sending riders and drivers to the Club’s famous Theatre of Dreams. Manchester United’s Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold comments: “Manchester United is always looking at ways in which we can improve our fans’ experience and our relationship with Uber will allow us to do this in new and exciting ways. “Sup...
Government and sports stars urge everyone to get active as outdoor sports reopen
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Government and sports stars urge everyone to get active as outdoor sports reopen

Some of the country’s biggest sports stars have joined up with the Government to urge the country to get out and get active as outdoor sports, clubs and facilities reopen from today. England men’s World Cup-winning cricket captain Eoin Morgan, British No1 women’s tennis player Johanna Konta and England Rugby Union prop Kyle Sinckler have joined Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden and Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston to support the Government’s rallying cry. In line with the government’s roadmap, sports facilities including football and cricket pitches, tennis and basketball courts, outdoor swimming pools, golf courses and sailing clubs can now reopen safely, setting the nation on a path of improved physical and mental health. From today, organised outdoor...
Manchester United and Teamviewer Announce New Principal Shirt Partnership
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Manchester United and Teamviewer Announce New Principal Shirt Partnership

MANCHESTER, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Manchester United plc (“Manchester United”) today announced that it has signed a new five-year agreement with the global technology company TeamViewer as its principal shirt partner. The partnership will begin with the 2021/2022 season. The agreement will bring together one of the world’s most popular and successful sports teams with one of Europe’s fastest-growing software companies. The partnership will harness the power of Manchester United’s unrivalled global platform to showcase the unique capabilities of TeamViewer to transform the way the world works and interacts. With its name on the front of the most iconic shirt in sport from the start of next season, TeamViewer will build worldwide awareness of its technology enhancing workplaces and ...