IP: NIKE V. SATAN SHOES

BY LUCA FERRARI KENNETH MULLEN & CIARA DALY-GANNON WITHERS LLP LONDON & MILAN On 29 March 2021, MSCHF Product Studio, Inc. (MSCHF) released 666 pairs of Nike Air Max 97 shoes, in collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X, which were … Continue reading

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Colombia has the most even league worldwide

Issue number 332 of the CIES Football Observatory Weekly Post compares 72 top division leagues worldwide from the perspective of the percentage of matches in which a team won by at least three goals. The lowest proportion of uneven fixtures … Continue reading

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E-Sports: Fast-paced Financial Development

By Emre Bilginoglu, Attorney-at-Law, Istanbul, Turkey In 2020, E-Sports stocks soared, whilst traditional sports stocks declined due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Newzoo’s latest E-Sports market report shows that global E-Sports revenues will grow to more than US$1.1bn in 2021, with … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Match-fixing?

By Prof Dr Steve Cornelius, University of Pretoria, South Africa The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently advertised contract positions for researchers to work on a project focused on corruption and match fixing in sport. It would … Continue reading

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British Horse Racing: Latest News

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw The British Horse Racing Authority (BHA), which regulates horse racing in Britain, has just published plans to strengthen the regulation of shared racehorse ownership after an industry-wide consultation, which was completed in the Autumn of … Continue reading

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Horse Racing: New League Established

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw Leading jockeys, including Frankie Dettori and Hollie Doyle, are set to join a new Racing League, which will debut this Summer. This will be the horse racing equivalent of the English Premier Football League and … Continue reading

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Football: Racism on Social Media

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw Thierry Henry, the former Arsenal and France striker, has announced that “enough is enough” and that he has had to make a stand against racism on social media. Henry, who is 43 years old and … Continue reading

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England: Grass Roots Sport Returns

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw With effect from 29 March 2021, grass roots sport has returned as part of an easing of the COVID-19 restrictions in place in England. Outdoor sports, including football, golf and tennis, resumes for amateur players. … Continue reading

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Best players of the first trimester 2021

The CIES Football Observatory has developed a unique methodology to compare the performance of players irrespective of their position. Issue number 331 of the Weekly Post highlights the outfield footballers with the highest score for domestic league matches played since … Continue reading

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British Horse Racing: Latest News

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw Plans have been announced to get owners of racehorses back on track in England and Scotland by 29 March 2021, line with Government ‘road-maps’ for easing restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Racecourse attendances, from … Continue reading

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