More funding cuts in high-performance sports

High-performance sports in the Australian continent and its neighbouring country New Zealand are currently experiencing major fall-backs as high-performance sports are being cut from government funding. Sports Australia is currently facing a new funding model in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, within this funding model $ 1 million in total will be …

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How much it costs to be a professional figure skater?

Being an elite athlete can have great advantages, especially if we look from a perspective of those more media covered sports such as football, basketball, tennis or motors, where sportsmen come to gain dizzying figures. But in “minor” sports the situation is not so easy and rosy, especially when considering enormous costs attached to the …

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Top 10 highest-paid female athletes of 2018

According to a BBC Sport’s research, there is an equal prize money reward for men and women in 35 out of 44 sports that provided the information, but counting in also the off-court earning opportunities, only female tennis seams to be at least in the same universe as men’s. The first tournament to offer equal …

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AVAI Tokenomics

Sports, a somewhat disrupted industry worth more than $500 billion, continues to be one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world. From this global financial sports market, football (soccer) takes up 43% and its unceasing globalization is witnessed everywhere, from the media and apparel to food and advertising. Market level intelligence Unlike other …

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Video from yesterday’s Avaí FC press conference available

Yesterday’s livestream is also available for later viewing. Re-live the big announcement – the first ICO by a professional football club. 📺 AO VIVO! Avaí Futebol Clube é o 1° clube de futebol no mundo a anunciar ICO. Objavil/a Avaí Futebol Clube dne Sreda, 12. september 2018 And while you’re at it, head over to …

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Financial and emotional burden in today’s youth sport

John Amaechi, Mike Tromley, and Travis Dorsch successful story represent the dreams of many children, and more often their parents.  Amaechi picked up basketball when he was 17, left for Ohio to finish high school, and six years later started to play for the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. Trombley went to Duke University without an athletic …

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Top 10 highest-paid athletes in the world

Forbes recently released his annual global list of the 100 top-earning athletes in pro sports, that managed to accumulate $3.8 billion with 23% derived from sponsorships and appearances in 2017/18 season. In all there are athletes from 23 countries and 11 sports, prevailing with NBA players (40) and Americans (65).    Looking at the top …

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Blackbridge and SportyCo Announce Strategic Partnership

After months of cooperation, we are formally announcing a strategic partnership with Liverpool-based Blackbridge Cross Borders Ltd. We have a new partner and are preparing a lot of exciting projects together! Blackbridge has extensive connections in the football world, and we worked together for the better half of the year now. We both believe that …

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Which sports leagues pay the most?

Being enrolled in sports can be expensive, but it can also be very well-paying. Profesional athletes from team sports usually have two types of income – endorsement deals, that depends on athletes themselves, and team salaries,  that varies significantly from leagues. Now let’s see which are those leagues that pay the most.   The richest …

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Salaries in (fringe) sports that might surprise you

We’ve talked about salaries in commercially most popular sports, like football, basketball, and tennis, that have most worldwide media exposure and are cheered by millions of fans all around the globe. It’s obvious that money is talking big time there, but let us tell you something. Although paychecks in many other less popular sports don’t …

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