ARTICLES RELATING TO NIKE

Nike to cut ties with United

2014-07-07 22:31

Nike will not renew a long-running kit supply deal with Manchester United because of the cost of a new contract.

Brazuca has 100k followers

2014-03-10 20:04

With the SWC only three months away, Adidas and Nike are squaring up for a marketing battle to match the fierce on-field rivalry.

Kanye West goes on rant against Nike executive during concert

2013-11-28 15:13

Kanye West has continued to vent at former sponsor Nike, taking to the mic during a concert again to complain about his treatment by the sports apparel company.

Nike drops Livestrong

2013-05-28 19:00

The Livestrong Foundation, the cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong has confirmed that Nike has dropped its sponsorship.

Nike suspends Oscar's contract

2013-02-21 10:41

Nike has suspended payments to, and its contract with, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, the sportswear company has said.

McIlroy says no Nike deal yet

2012-11-07 11:06

World number one Rory McIlroy has dismissed reports he has already signed a multi-million dollar deal with Nike.

Nike stands by Armstrong

2012-08-25 08:59

Nike will stand by Lance Armstrong after the USADA stripped the cycling legend of his seven Tour de France titles.

Nike, Adidas lead Olympic war

2012-06-20 12:39

Nike and rivals Adidas are locked in their own Olympic battle to boost athletes' performances at next month's London Games.

Adidas outlook disappoints in Olympic year

2012-03-07 15:06

Sportswear group Adidas forecast a slowdown in sales growth in spite of the Olympics and Euro 2012 soccer tournament.

Record entries for Awards

2011-09-20 13:43

Entries for the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards 2012 have now closed, with a record number of entries submitted.

Is Oscar SA's most marketable?

2011-08-29 11:12

With Oscar Pistorius' popularity in Daegu, David Brooke wonders if he is now SA's most marketable sportsperson globally.

Demand for Nike brand still strong

2011-06-28 06:57

Nike has reported stronger-than-expected earnings as a 14% increase in revenue helped offset higher costs, and orders showed surprising strength for the future.

European shares fall from 27mth highs

2010-12-22 12:42

European shares have edged lower, having hit a 27-month high in the previous session, with miners among the fallers as metals prices came off recent peaks.

FIFA's ambush dilemma

2010-06-25 13:00

Clever marketers have learned how to drive huge holes through FIFA's draconian ambush marketing policy.

Radcliffe fit for NYC defence

2009-10-30 09:05

Fit-again Paula Radcliffe plans to erase the frustrations of her past injuries and ailments at the New York Marathon.

 

Adidas, Nike battle for social media World Cup

2014-06-27 14:38

Adidas might be attracting bad online buzz for its sponsorship of biting Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez - but in the tussle to win the most World Cup social media play, the German firm says it is winning plenty of positive attention too.

Bafana find a sponsor!

2014-01-28 11:09

Nike and SAFA have announced a new partnership that will see the world’s leading sports company design kit for Bafana Bafana.

Tiger 'near new' Nike deal

2013-06-04 07:45

World No 1 Tiger Woods is close to signing a new endorsement deal with Nike, Woods agent Mark Steinberg has told ESPN.

Nike pulls 'Boston Massacre' T-shirts

2013-04-22 20:09

Nike says it has pulled T-shirts emblazoned with the words "Boston Massacre", from their stores, in the aftermath of last week's bombing during the Boston Marathon.

Nike second quarter net income falls

2012-12-21 09:54

Nike's second quarter net income fell 18% as the European economy remained weak and growth slowed in China.

Nike cuts ties with Armstrong

2012-10-17 14:37

Sports manufacturing giants Nike have severed their endorsement deal with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

SA duo rewarded at Nike trial

2012-08-27 14:03

For the second year running South Africa’s youngsters have dominated Nike's 'The Chance' global football trial competition.

SA duo shine at Nike trials

2012-08-24 13:56

SA duo Charlie Teboho Tsotetsi and Melusi Zulu have reached the Top 52 at this year’s Nike’s The Chance Global trials.

Nike eyes Rio Olympics

2012-05-24 10:01

Nike is looking to expand its reach further in the Olympic world, including a possible sponsorship deal with the 2016 Games.

Awards shortlist unveiled

2011-10-25 12:34

The Sport Industry Group have unveiled the official shortlist for the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards 2012.

New iPhone app rewards keep fit fans

2011-08-29 11:21

Nexercise is a free iPhone app that tracks exercising activities and encourages users with free and discounted goods.

Li Na cashing in on success

2011-08-04 14:32

Li Na is on course to become the richest woman in sport, as companies fight to cash in on her enormous popularity in China.

Winless Tiger tops Forbes list

2011-06-04 08:55

Tiger Woods remains atop the list of the world's highest-paid athletes according to Forbes magazine.

Sponsors hail SWC success

2010-07-13 09:39

Adidas and Nike competed for World Cup ascendancy - for both the planet's most-watched sporting event is an unmitigated success.

SWC coverage the best yet

2010-06-09 22:27

A report says with games airing live on cellphones and computers, the SWC will get more online coverage than any major event yet.

 
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