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Rugby Changed The World Thanks To Nelson Mandela

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they can understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 12.02.13 – 12.09.13

Top news in the #SportsBiz for the week includes a short write-up celebrating Nelson Mandela’s life.  News topics include Discover’s Fan Loyalty Poll, Cal football partnering with Kabam for a stadium naming rights deal, the MLS Final featuring two small market teams, and Levi’s stadium being loaded with technology.  To get a full dose of…

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Emirates Spans The Globe With Tons Of Sports Sponsorships

It seems almost crazy that an airline company such as Emirates has a fleet of just over 200 aircraft.  This notion is in relation to the amount of sponsorships they hold in the sporting world and how they go about promoting them.  Name a sport and Emirates probably has a sponsorship hand in it. With…

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HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series Review

Last week was the third year of the USA leg of the HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series in Las Vegas In spectacular fashion, the tournament culminated in a showdown between southern hemisphere rivals New Zealand and Samoa – with Samoa clinching the 26-19 win after reigning champs, the All-Blacks, tied it up at 19-19 and…

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The Greatest Show on Turf – The Rugby World Cup

The biggest sporting event on the planet this year – the Rugby World Cup (RWC) – starts later this week. The RWC is now big business and is the third largest sporting tournament in the world (after the Olympic Games and the FIFA Soccer World Cup). As many of our readers are based in countries…

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The Fastest Growing Team Sport in the USA

A study conducted in 2010 by America’s Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) found that rugby (union) is now the third fastest growing sport in the United States, following softball and ice hockey. In a previous study, which used data collected between 2007 and 2009, the SGMA had also revealed that rugby was actually the fastest…

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The Overtime Post – The Biggest Loser

Welcome to the second week of the Overtime Post, where we take a light and sarcastic look at the week’s posts and other sports and business news around the world. Other than my Vancouver Canucks who have won six in a row (and I suppose I have to give the San Fransciso Giants a little…

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David Barton-Ginger on All Blacks Rugby and Social Media

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing David Barton-Ginger, online social media manager for the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby team. Since we are based in the U.S, it was interesting to see what sports teams are doing all the way down in New Zealand. For those of you who don’t follow rugby, the All…

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How Fantasy Sports Unites Fans All Over the World

While sitting in a New York bar watching the New Orleans Saints successfully open the football season last week, it struck me that there is one thing that unites sports fans all over the world. Whether it is the NFL here in the US, rugby league in Australia or the English Premier League (EPL) soccer, today’s sports fans want to be engaged and actively interact with their favorite sports. They satisfy that desire by playing fantasy sports or by getting involved in forecasting weekly results. In Australia we call that tipping. Technology, fast-speed internet access and our increasing use of social media is making this engagement even easier and more fun for the fan.

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How Technology is Affecting Sports

(This is a guest article by Michael Coco) We all know that technology plays a major role in sports. If it weren’t for new inventions and innovative ideas half the sports we know of wouldn’t exists. If it weren’t for technology we wouldn’t have the instant replay, the headset for coaches to throw, or even…

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