In May 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck out a 1992 federal law banning sports gambling, paving the way for individual states to decide on if they will allow sports betting. It is a huge […]
It would seem that British fans, regardless of their wider circumstances, have a deep love of attending live sporting events. What has also helped boost attendance is the plethora of newer sports that have taken off or sports which are suddenly back in fashion.
“No rules! no judges’ scores! No time limits!” bellowed an enthusiastic voice-over for the start of UFC 1, in November 1993. It was set up to answer one of the most inriguing questions in all combat sports, who was the best fighter? Was it a boxer? A wrestler? Who was the ultimate fighter?
In truth, it looks fantastic, with extremely high production values that rival a Hollywood blockbuster. But behind this, little, if anything of substance is revealed. We get an insight into players’ lives, (for example Miralem Pjanic in particular), but it is a very sanitised version, with little if any real insight given to fans.
The World Cup Trophy, standing at 14.5 inches tall and weighs 13.5 pounds, is estimated to be worth a staggering $20 million. To put this in perspective, the Lombardi Trophy, given to the winners of the annual Super Bowl is worth a just over a paltry $4,000 in comparison. Even the venerated Stanley Cup, given to the NHL’s winners, is worth only just over $23,000.
A study revealed how much stars can earn from social media, for sponsored posts and estimated that Ronaldo earns a simply incredible £308,000 per post (thanks to his 100+ million followers on Instagram).
Until 2017, Las Vegas did not have one major league sports team, making it one of the largest cities in the US to not have a local sports team in the NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL.
On the 8th February 2018, it was 35 years since the most infamous kidnapping of an athlete in history. This athlete was worth an estimated $13.5 million. And this athlete was also a horse.
Globally, sports generates a whopping $91 billion a year. That’s a hell of a lot of money and you might be thinking you could get a slice of the action.
Liverpool has finally got its man. Virgil Van Dijk, the 6ft 4 defender, has put pen to paper on a deal worth £75 million.