September 18, 2020
California Triathlon has partnered with Wattie Ink, makers of endurance sports apparel, to outfit 5,000 California Triathlon members and the participants in the Cal Tri Events Race Series. Wattie Ink will supply the official California Triathlon race suits and custom branded triathlon apparel through the end of 2022. The deal...
August 27, 2020
UCLA filed a lawsuit against Under Armour for ending the University’s $280 million sponsorship deal. The school is seeking more than $200 million in compensation, claiming that Under Armour is opportunistically using the global pandemic to try to walk away from a binding agreement it made in 2016 but no...
August 11, 2020
Runners who are sponsored by smaller companies might be in a better position than those who are signed by major brands. For professional runners, the cancellation of big-ticket races signifies a loss in prospective appearance fees and prize money. Some athletes might also be contractually obligated to run a pre-set...
July 22, 2020
While many runners are taking this season to explore some new running distances, only a few are completing three or more in a day. Educated members of the running community speculated that this unorthodox compilation of events and times is to fulfill athlete contracts, which can stipulate that runners must...
June 8, 2020
In addition to Reebok ending its partnership, other CrossFit affiliates such as CrossFit Magnus, Petworth Fitness, Rogue and NoBull announced that they would also be ending their affiliations with the company. Read more on CBS Sports.
May 20, 2020
USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the US, and BIC, a world leader in stationery, lighters and shavers, have announced a new partnership – naming BIC the official razor of USA Swimming through 2021. Read more on Endurance Business.
May 14, 2020
US sportswear manufacturer Under Armour is renegotiating contracts with some of its athlete endorsers in an attempt to offset some of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more about how the sportswear brand is handling sponsorships on SportsPro.
May 5, 2020
When the IRONMAN Group launched its Virtual Racing series at the beginning of April, the company sought to foster competition and community for the hundreds of thousands of IRONMAN athletes around the globe. In the weeks after the launch, the platform has proven to be not only a place for participants to stay connected...
April 1, 2020
Professional teams across the peloton are battening down the hatches to try to weather the coronavirus shutdown, and they’re asking the UCI for help. Read more on VeloNews.
March 25, 2020
A number of the IOC’s TOP sponsorship contracts are set to expire at the end of 2020, including those with General Electric, Procter & Gamble and Dow, and their status had been thrown into doubt by the decision to delay the Games amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, Thomas Bach, president...
February 25, 2020
The governing body of British cycling will lose its main sponsor after the Tokyo Olympics, potentially harming the long-term strength of the country’s top-performing sport at recent games. HSBC has decided to exercise a break clause midway through the eight-year partnership. Read more on the Associated Press.
February 10, 2020
Last week, the shoe company announced that it will sponsor runners Alysia Montaño and Tina Muir. Montaño is a U.S. national champion and an Olympian in the 800 meters, and Muir is a 2:36 British marathoner and host of the podcast Running for Real. While Altra’s move is surprising, it fits into a larger...