Russian FA declares interest in staging Euro 2028 or 2032, Liverpool enters the world of NFT, and racetracks in Buenos Aires are allowed to grant betting licenses. Here’s your weekly Review from STATSCORE!
- Russia submits shocking bid to host 2028/2032 Euros
- How is Russia’s attack on Ukraine impacting tennis?
- Liverpool FC launches NFT collection to earn £8.5m
- Is sports betting coming to Missouri?
- Racetracks in Buenos Aires allowed to distribute betting licenses
Russia submits shocking bid to host 2028/2032 Euros
Russian Football Association has declared interest in staging Euro 2028 or 2032.
The shocking announcement came just one month after Russia invaded Ukraine, which led to its teams being suspended by FIFA and UEFA from international football competitions.
Russia had joined Turkey and the British Isles (common bid by UK and Ireland) in submitting declarations.
UEFA reacted to the Russian declaration by insisting that further sporting sanctions could yet be taken against the country. Read more
How is Russia’s attack on Ukraine impacting tennis?
The Russian invasion has profoundly impacted the world of sports. What did it mean for the world of tennis?
From Russian logos on tennis gear, to Sharapova’s response to the inversion, and Medvedev’s recent losses – Sports Illustrated’s Jon Werheim takes a close look at the recent developments in the world of tennis. Read more
Liverpool FC launches NFT collection to earn £8.5m
Liverpool’s release of more than 170,000 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has been expected to bring over £8.5 million for the club.
The LFC Heroes Club will include illustrations of 24 Liverpool players with the aim of ‘bringing their individual and superhero characteristics to life’.
We always strive to adopt new emerging technology for the benefit of fans and the club, while also being very conscious of our impact on the environment. This is why we have chosen to work with Sotheby’s due to its capability to create NFTs on an energy-efficient blockchain – Drew Crisp, Senior VP of digital at the club commented. Read more
Is sports betting coming to Missouri?
The Missouri House gave first-round approval to a plan that would make sports betting legal in the state.
The plan is supported by the state’s pro sports teams, including the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues.
If implemented, it would allow residents of Missouri to legally wager on college and professional sports for the very first time. Read more
Racetracks in Buenos Aires allowed to distribute betting licenses
Buenos Aires’ racetracks have been allowed to grant online licenses to horse racing agencies.
As a result of the new regulation, the La Plata and San Isidro racecourses, two of Argentina’s most important horse racing venues, will be able to grant licences for onsite wagering to horse racing agencies. The licenses will have a 10-year validation time. Read more
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