Sports equipment http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28617/all en RPT-Soccer-All change for Sweden team under new kit sponsors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-all-change-sweden-team-under-new-kit-sponsors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Philip O'Connor</p> <p>STOCKHOLM, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Sweden's friendly against Argentina in Stockholm next week is a dream game for soccer fans and a big day for kit sponsors Adidas as they take over supplying the Swedish FA from rivals Umbro.</p> <p>"Having Argentina here with the best football player in the world, a home match with two teams in our jerseys, it can't get better than that," said Brian Grevy, Nordic managing director for Adidas, who are now the kit suppliers to both teams.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-all-change-sweden-team-under-new-kit-sponsors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Culture Sports equipment Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:16:02 +0000 5741493 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Sports Direct profit up, says will hit year target http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-sports-direct-profit-says-will-hit-year-target <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest sporting goods retailer Sports Direct posted a 23 percent profit rise in its Christmas quarter and said it was certain of hitting its full-year target.</p> <p>The group, which owns Sports Direct.com and Lillywhites stores as well as brands like Slazenger and Dunlop, said on Thursday that gross profit for the 13 weeks to Jan. 27, its fiscal third quarter, grew 22.7 percent to 244.8 million pounds ($374.6 million).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/update-1-sports-direct-profit-says-will-hit-year-target" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United Kingdom Sports Direct Sports equipment Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:15:15 +0000 5761793 at http://www.globalpost.com Swimmers get a HUD data-tracking device of their own http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130519/swimmers-get-hud-data-tracking-device-their-own <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google has Glass and Recon Instruments just unveiled its HUD (heads up display) sport sunglasses for runners and cyclists, but now swimmers can into the data-tracking action.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130519/swimmers-get-hud-data-tracking-device-their-own" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Heart rate Human–computer interaction Sports equipment Technology Well being Sun, 19 May 2013 16:01:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841399 at http://www.globalpost.com Adidas launches 'revolutionary' Nitrocharge soccer cleat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130523/adidas-launches-revolutionary-nitrocharge-soccer-cleat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Adidas has launched a new soccer cleat (or football boot if you prefer) that the company claims will revolutionize your game, increase agility, protect you from injury and give you more energy, all while tracking your fitness stats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130523/adidas-launches-revolutionary-nitrocharge-soccer-cleat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Sports Sports equipment Well being Fri, 24 May 2013 03:00:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5845189 at http://www.globalpost.com Adidas unveils its data-tracking smart soccer ball http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130527/adidas-unveils-its-data-tracking-smart-soccer-ball <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>On the heels of debuting its fitness-tracking soccer cleat, Adidas has unveiled a new miCoach Smart Ball, a soccer ball that can measure the speed, spin, and trajectory of each strike while feeding that data to an iOS device via Bluetooth in real-time.</p> <p>To celebrate the UEFA Champions League Final, the company offered fans a first look at the new ball, as well as other high-tech innovations, at the Adidas Lab at Victoria House in London this weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130527/adidas-unveils-its-data-tracking-smart-soccer-ball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adidas Clothing Laws of association football Sports equipment Technology Well being Mon, 27 May 2013 20:16:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5847032 at http://www.globalpost.com Adidas sees record soccer sales in World Cup year 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/adidas-sees-record-soccer-sales-world-cup-year-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HERZOGENAURACH, Germany (Reuters) - German sportswear group Adidas &lt;ADSGn.DE&gt; expects record sales from its soccer division of 2 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in 2014 when the World Cup is played in Brazil, the company said on Tuesday.</p> <p>That figure is an increase on sales of more than 1.7 billion euros from the division in 2012, company officials said. Adidas is a sponsor of the World Cup and will supply match balls, kit for referees and volunteers in Brazil.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/adidas-sees-record-soccer-sales-world-cup-year-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Economy of Germany Sports equipment Thomson Reuters Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:03:50 +0000 5859952 at http://www.globalpost.com Lighter, more powerful gadgets on display at annual Utah trade show for outdoor equipment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130731/lighter-more-powerful-gadgets-display-at-annual-utah-trade-s <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SALT LAKE CITY - It's a showcase of technology for everything from socks that can take a beating to water bottles equipped with battery-powered ultraviolet purifiers.</p> <p>At the world's largest trade show for outdoor gear, one trend this year is lighter or more powerful equipment. The makers of a pint-sized hydrogen battery say it can give a cellphone five complete charges before it needs a recharge itself. Others are showcasing solar cells that roll up for easy packing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130731/lighter-more-powerful-gadgets-display-at-annual-utah-trade-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Outdoor recreation Recreation Sports equipment Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:02:29 +0000 5899073 at http://www.globalpost.com Adidas extends World Cup soccer sponsorship until 2030 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131121/adidas-extends-world-cup-sponsorship-until-2030 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - 45German sportswear maker Adidas will remain the official partner and sponsor of the FIFA World Cup until 2030 as it defends its market leadership in soccer against U.S. rival Nike.</p> <p>Under a deal covering the four tournaments from 2018, Adidas will provide the match balls and the uniforms of volunteers who help fans find their way around. It will also sell licensed World Cup products and have its name on advertising at venues.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131121/adidas-extends-world-cup-sponsorship-until-2030" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adidas Business Clothing Sports Sports equipment Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:35:54 +0000 5995879 at http://www.globalpost.com Nike kick off World Cup shirt war with new Brazil kit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131124/nike-kickoff-world-cup-shirt-war-new-brazil-kit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrew Downie</p> <p>RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Nike launched a key battle in its war for shirt supremacy on Sunday when they unveiled the kit Brazil will wear to host the 2014 World Cup.</p> <p>VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo appeared in Copacabana wearing the famous yellow shirt and coach Luiz Felipe Scolari warned Brazil's rivals the five-times champions aim to make an important alteration by winning the competition for a record sixth time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131124/nike-kickoff-world-cup-shirt-war-new-brazil-kit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Cultural history Sports equipment Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:31:15 +0000 5998953 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey court brands swimming goggles 'weapons' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131129/turkey-court-brands-swimming-goggles-weapons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Turkish court has ruled that swimming goggles and other protective equipment used by protesters during this year's mass street demonstrations were "weapons", local media reported on Friday.</p> <p>Demonstrators armed themselves with homemade gear such as masks made of plastic bottles, motorbike helmets and goggles to protect themselves from tear gas fired by riot police during the protests that gripped the country in June.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131129/turkey-court-brands-swimming-goggles-weapons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Sports equipment AFP Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:23:55 +0000 6003660 at http://www.globalpost.com Newborns to receive free World Cup match ball http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131129/newborns-receive-free-world-cup-match-ball <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian children born next Tuesday (Dec. 3) will receive an official 2014 World Cup match ball from Adidas, the manufacturer announced on Friday.</p> <p>The date coincides with the launch of the ball - dubbed the Brazuca - during an event scheduled in Sao Paulo.</p> <p>Parents can claim the prize by presenting their child's birth certificate at one of 12 pick-up points in each of Brazil's World Cup host cities.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131129/newborns-receive-free-world-cup-match-ball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Sports Sports equipment Xinhua News Agency Sat, 30 Nov 2013 02:02:52 +0000 6004615 at http://www.globalpost.com Adidas says soccer, running will help it hit 2015 targets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131203/adidas-says-soccer-running-will-help-it-hit-2015-targets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German sporting goods maker Adidas &lt;ADSGn.DE&gt; said it expects sales of soccer and running gear to help it achieve its 2015 sales and profit targets, even though it has not yet made as much progress towards them as it originally hoped.</p> <p>Adidas, the world's second largest sportswear maker behind Nike &lt;NKE.N&gt; in terms of sales, set out in 2010 plans to increase sales to 17 billion euros ($23 billion) in 2015 and reach an operating margin of 11 percent that year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131203/adidas-says-soccer-running-will-help-it-hit-2015-targets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Economy of Germany Sports equipment Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:47:45 +0000 6007595 at http://www.globalpost.com Adidas offers free World Cup ball to new-borns in Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131204/adidas-offers-free-world-cup-ball-new-borns-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The latest army of Brazil fans born in the country have been offered a free World Cup ball by German sporting goods maker Adidas as part of the official launch of the brazuca.</p> <p>The company's chief executive Herbert Hainer said earlier this week that he expected Adidas to sell a record number of soccer balls next year when the tournament kicks off.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131204/adidas-offers-free-world-cup-ball-new-borns-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sports Sports equipment Thomson Reuters Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:01:13 +0000 6009059 at http://www.globalpost.com New Year's Day polar bear dippers across Canada take icy plunge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140101/new-years-day-dippers-across-canada-prepare-annual-icy-plu-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - Snow and sub-zero temperatures may have been on the minds of many polar-bear swimmers across Canada on Wednesday, except in southwestern British Columbia where the thermometer climbed well above zero.</p> <p>At Vancouver's English Bay, a water temperature of 8C, an air temperature of 6C and a lack of wind combined to create the right conditions for a record-breaking swim, said city spokesman Sean Healy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140101/new-years-day-dippers-across-canada-prepare-annual-icy-plu-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Human Interest Religion Sports equipment Swimming The Canadian Press Wed, 01 Jan 2014 17:31:10 +0000 6033142 at http://www.globalpost.com Adidas names brand chief to take up battle with Nike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140108/adidas-names-brand-chief-take-battle-nike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sportswear maker Adidas &lt;ADSGn.DE&gt; named Eric Liedtke as its global head of brands on Wednesday, bringing a younger manager to its executive board as it battles to regain ground lost to Nike &lt;NKE.N&gt; last year.</p> <p>The German group, which lost market share in North America and Europe to its bigger U.S. rival in 2013, said that 47-year-old Liedtke will replace Erich Stamminger, 56, on its five-member executive board on March 6.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140108/adidas-names-brand-chief-take-battle-nike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Cultural history Sports equipment Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:03:22 +0000 6038110 at http://www.globalpost.com