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Skoda partnership with the German Ice Hockey Federation

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Adidas acts to find solutions for issues in Russia

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In an interview with Wirtschaftswoche, Herbert Hainer, chief executive of Adidas, requires quick measures to combat individual issues in the group’s Russian business as well as in the golf division. This transpired 14 days after the Three Stripes was required to release a profit alert for the latest fiscal year and also just one day after Nike laid out its committed growth plan for the next 3 ye

EOG makes ready for reasonable growth of the European outdoor market

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The European Outdoor Group ( EOG ) has offered a overview on its “State of the Trade” report that is set to be confirmed later this year. The market research anticipates a modest development of the European market for the last year. For the apparel category, EOG predicts growth of 2 % or higher in several European countries of which Germany, Russia, Poland, Sweden and Spain are especially prom

Panther pushs Baltic States Forward

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VILNIUS , Lithuania - All 3 Baltic states are improving their bike markets with average prices growing everywhere . Among them , Lithuania is that does most of the trade , the majority of it with Germany . 

FSUE "Sport-engineering" will stadium in Kaliningrad

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Kaliningrad Regional Government has placed a draft resolution under which the FSUE "Sport-engineering" will receive free of charge the project documentation and plot of land for construction of the stadium to 45,015 seats in Kaliningrad.

In Kazan, the third meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Board of "Russia-2018" with the participation of representatives of FIFA

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On October 29, Kazan hosted the third meeting of the Organizing Committee of the Board of "Russia-2018" with the participation of representatives of FIFA. At the meeting of the Council of the parties summed intermediate results of the Organizing Committee and discussed plans for the next year of training. The meeting was chaired by the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the "Russia 2018" Spor

Sports Direct makes moves into Austria and the Baltics

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The sports retailer has acquired a 51pc of Austrian chain EAG and 60pc of Sportland International Group, which operates in the Baltic region  Sports Direct has become the largest sports retailer in the united kingdom by providing aggressively lower prices when compared to other sports retail rivals like JJB Sports. 

Moscow commences a Bike Share Program

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As with other major world cities MOSCOW has recently presented its bike-share program. Throughout the center of the Russian Capital, 30 stations containing a total of 230 red city bikes are installed.A Czech company supplied the bicycles, stations, and support. The program is similar to the Citi Bike program introduced in New York several weeks ago.

USG subsidiary will be the distributer for Fila footwear across Central Europe

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Footwear International Distribution has been granted the exclusive rights to distribute footwear under the Fila brand in most areas of Europe. 

Russian authorities have established NGOs to prepare for the 2018 World Cup Football

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Russia's government has placed on the official website of legal information decree to create an autonomous non-profit organization "Center for planning and monitoring training programs to be held in 2018 in Russia the World Cup."

Asics boosts sales by 8% in Europe

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Asics Europe recorded an improvement in total net sales of 8% between January and September 2012, in spite of the company’s choice to discontinue a number of high-profile accounts in the 1st 3 quarters of 2012 and difficult trading circumstances.

Intersport reports solid sales growth in Eastern Europe

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Total sales of sporting goods is improving in Central and Eastern Europe with Russia up 2.5% and Poland 3%. Intersport particulary experienced an upsurge in sales in Poland and the Ulkraine in 2012 as a result of it being the offical retailer at UEFA EURO 2012

Winter Sports company Columbia Sportswear goes freestyle in Russia

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Columbia Sportswear declared that it had become the sponsor of the Russian freestyle ski teams, beginning with the forthcoming World Cup season and including the 2014 Winter Olympics, in which Russian skiers will contend on their own mountains, in Sochi.

Intersport discloses information on new Austro-German partnership

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It took slightly longer than anticipated, however this morning the Presidents of Intersport Germany and Österreich finally revealed the future partnership of the 2 buying groups. The news began to leak last week when the Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde, the Austrian anti-trust authority, supplied details about the forthcoming merger.

Revenue increasing for Go Sport by 18.4% in Poland

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Go Sport in Poland, in which sales jumped by 18.4 % overall and by 5.4 % on a like for like basis . For the full year , the Go Sport group’s revenue dipped by 0.7 % to €675.6 million,

Arena supporters German swimming team

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Arena has secured the exclusive rights to sponsor and outfit the German swimming national team under the helm of the German swimming federation. The Italian company, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, takes over the sponsorship responsibility from the TYR brand.

SDI( Sports Direct ) enters the Slovakian market

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Sports Direct , the number one British sports retailer and wholesaler , is maintaining its expansion into Central Europe (CE) with the new store openings in Slovakia . A few weeks back the retailer launched a store in Košice, in the eastern part of Slovakia,

Bicycles in Austria gaining traction

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“Cycling is a thriving sector in Austria – and that’s a very good thing !” As stated by  Doris Bures, Austria’s Federal Minister for Transport at the opening of the Velo-city conference happening in the Austrian Capital this week.

Dosenbach-Ochsner increases sales in a tough Swiss market

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Switzerland’s biggest shoe and sporting goods retailer expanded its overall sales considerably within the last year with the Dosenbach, Ochsner Sport and Ochsner Shoes banners.

Germany based Sport 2000 retailers publish good growth for 2012

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Sport 2000 Deutschland reports a sales improvement at retail prices of 4.3 % to €1.55 billion in 2012 when compared with the previous year. The numbers are from Germany based retailers alone and leave out affiliated retailers in Switzerland

Significant Bike-Sharing Possibilities in Sopot, Poland

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The introduction of a bike sharing scheme in Sopot , Poland , is a glowing Illustration of how it is possible to increase the cyclist modal share without additional cost for the city , as a consequence of partnerships with the private sector.

Amazon is Germany number1 e commerce retailer

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EHI Retail Institute has released its recent report on the evolution of ecommerce in Germany. It assessed the 1 ,000 most significant webshops in the Germany which combined €29 .5 billion of sales in 2012. This matches a growth of 16.1 % as compared to the previous year.

Making the most of the EU budget

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That’s where ECF’s €6 billion campaign comes into play. ECF estimates that over the last seven-year period, only €600 million from EU funds have been used on cycling, and out of these, €400 million have been spent in only four countries – Hungary, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. That only leaves €200 million to the whole rest of the EU, or 0,02 percent of the total budget.

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Austrian company Signa Holding aquires Karstadt Sports

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Promptly after Intersport Germany’s takeover of Intersport Österreich, the Austrian economy hits back to win a significant coup on the German sporting goods retail landscape.
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