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Nike to Debut ‘Rise’ Retail Concept in China

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Nike is hoping to climb to greater heights with the debut of its latest retail concept, Nike Rise.

The first of the large-format stores will open July 9 in Guangzhou, China, and it will mark the debut of the sporting goods giant’s fourth retail concept. The others are Nike House of Innovation, its flagship concept in key urban areas such as New York and Shanghai; Nike Live, its new small-format neighborhood concept, and the Nike Factory outlet stores.

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“We’re reimagining our entire fleet,” said Cathy Sparks, vice president and general manager of Global Nike Direct Stores & Service. She said each of the formats is being analyzed to determine which works best in each market and existing stores may be converted to other concepts.

Nike Rise is poised to capitalize on the strength of the company’s digital efforts and is

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Government guarantees £320 million of funding for primary school PE

Sport and physical activity will be at the heart of children’s recovery from the coronavirus lockdown after the Government guaranteed £320 million of funding for primary school PE.

The announcement, which follows Telegraph Sport’s campaign to tackle an inactivity crisis among children, will preserve numerous jobs and is accompanied by a government pledge that schoolchildren will have access to at least an hour of sport and activity every day. That is the chief medical officer’s minimum recommendation, but the number of children meeting that guideline has fallen dramatically during the pandemic from 47 per cent to just 19 per cent. Most alarming of all, one in 10 children have been getting no physical activity at all.​

Telegraph Sport revealed last week how more than 100 of the nation’s greatest sports stars, including Mo Farah, Hannah Cockroft, Lawrence Dallaglio and Alex Danson, had written an open letter to government

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A noose was found in the stall of a Black NASCAR driver — just hours after Confederate flags flew over the track at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama

Bubba Wallace said in a statement that Sunday's act of hatred "serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society."
Bubba Wallace said in a statement that Sunday’s act of hatred “serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society.”

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  • NASCAR announced Sunday that it had found a noose in the garage stall of one of its drivers competing at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega County, Alabama.

  • The stall belonged to Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver currently competing in NASCAR’s Cup Series.

  • NASCAR condemned the “heinous act” in a statement on Sunday and resolved “to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”

  • In his own statement, Wallace said Sunday’s act of hatred “serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society.” 

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NASCAR announced Sunday that a noose had been found in the garage stall of the 43 team at the Talladega Superspeedway.

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Coverage of women’s sport is pathetic at the best of times – the lockdown has made it even worse

Cast your mind back to the summer of 2019. By the second week of July, the FIFA Women’s World Cup had just come to a thrilling climax in Lyon, France. The USA collected their fourth trophy and the tournament attracted more than one billion viewers across the globe. In the UK, the city of Liverpool was about to host the netball World Cup and the annual Wimbledon tennis championship was underway.

There was a buzz about women’s sport in the British media like perhaps never before. The BBC referred to it as the “summer of women’s sport”, launching the female-led #changethegame media campaign. In research commissioned by the Women’s Sport Trust, a six-week period between June 7 and July 14 found near parity in the coverage of women’s sport compared to men’s sport. On the BBC Sport website, nearly half of the homepage stories featured women’s sport, and it also

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