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SRG: Profits and new payment scandal

Another underpayment scandal has rocked the Super Retail Group world as chief executive Peter Birtles takes an early departure.


Sport Australia launches concussion campaign

Australia's leading sports medicine experts have focused on concussion across all sports, urging the message "if in doubt, sit them out".


Hank Aldrich: 'great show, great snow'

Sportslink's European correspondent Hank Aldrich attended last week's Ispo Munich trade show, giving it the thumbs up.


ABS health survey pinpoints sloth

Information released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics' on the 2017-18 National Health Survey details our movement, or lack of it.


Ispo Munich focuses on sustainability this year

The trade show claimed to be the world's biggest, Ispo Munich, has closed after four days.


27 grants to get the oldies moving again

Less than one quarter of Aussies over 65 take enough exercise, so the government is handing out grants to 27 organisations in an effort to beef this number up.


Johnson brings his Magic for Champion cause

Sportswear brand Champion has signed with US basketball legend Magic Johnson to promote its anniversary campaign.


Nike to swoosh out of Myer concessions

Sportswear giant Nike is planning to close most of its Myer concession outlets, reports The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.


Heraghty named as new Super Retail chief

Super Retail Group has named its new chief executive, and he comes from within the retail giant.


Swans ready to fly with PTP fitness deal

Aussie fitness brand PTP has signed on as an official supplier partner of the Sydney Swans for several seasons.


Fuller 'devastated' by bankruptcy filing

In a move which Jamie Fuller says leaves him devastated, the Aussie brand is filing for bankruptcy in a court in Switzerland.


Taipei to show off the new trends

Watersports, apparel, cycling - just some of the categories joining fitness on display at TaiSPO in late March.


Union 'on track' with major growth plan

More Aussies played rugby union in 2018, with participation rising across all formats of the game, reports a Rugby Australia spokesman.


Schools vital to beating D- score

Sport Australia chief executive Kate Palmer says schools are a key vehicle to solving the nation's inactivity crisis.


Ambassador Rod at the Dunlop AO Club

Tennis fans are in for a treat as Dunlop, new partner of the Australian Open, serves up some ace fun on the specialised AO Tennis Club court.


Sport Australia: Move it again, Sam

More sports grants to boost participation have been announced, as Sport Australia adds new stars to its board.


Key to 'stationary' retail: make it an experience

Stationary retail is searching for its new role, so reports Dr Regina Henkel in the latest issue of the ISPO Daily News.


AR gives print readers cricket vision too

With Australian cricket on both Seven's free-to-air TV and News Corp's dedicated Foxtel pay-TV channel, News has a point to make about anti-siphoning controls.


Nike, Puma big sellers on festive Amazon

Amazon reported a record for sales on Christmas and Boxing Day, reporting that globally "this season was our best yet."


Intersport celebrates 'growth phase for 2019'

With the theme of transition, Intersport Australia launched its current five year strategic plan at its July annual meeting, and reports that delivery is well underway.


Decathlon has four massive stores now

Huge spaces, 70 sports and more than 7000 products - the Decathlon way of retailing sports, outdoor and active lifestyle.


Athleisure chains battle for market share

Accent Group is launching new Platypus stores in prime metro locations, taking up the challenge from a fast-expanding JD Sports.


$18 billion spending forecast over ten days

Aussies are predicted to spend around $18 billion in the ten days before the rotund man in the red coat and white beard rides into town.


Move it, here's more money to help

The Federal government has made more grants available to sports clubs across the country "to help get Australians more active more often."


Climb a tree or play hopscotch now

Australia's report card on kids being active is showing a D minus - the third Active Health Kids Australia Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Young People has seen Australia fail again.


BLK launches 'bold' sales strategy

Gold Coast-based BLK is launching a consumer apparel collection across its Tek, Journey and Performance ranges.


ASICS signs for three more marathon years

Entries are open and the sponsors have signed up again for July's Gold Coast Marathon, the 41st.


Sports sponsorship: choose on emotion

Sponsors buy on eyeballs but they should be buying on emotional connection.


Alvey reels live to fish another day

Fishing icon Alvey Reels is now facing a bright future with a new investor in the Brisbane business and new ranges of fishing product designed to appeal to younger fisherfolk.


Mizuno launches netball shoe campaign

Not enough netball players are wearing the right shoes for their sport, says Mizuno Corporation Australia as it launches its new campaign.


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