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ICYMI – TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF JUL 13 – JUL 17, 2020
ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF JUL 13 - JUL 17, 2020

By Cosmos Sports | July 17, 2020

Every week we recap the top Canadian Sports Business stories from the past week.

How the pandemic is impacting the advertising business as live sports and events are cancelled and people cut back on spending

“Advertisers have hit the breaks in spending as sales plummet, audiences for live sports have fallen, and layoffs rip through media companies and advertising and PR agencies” (Moses, 2020). FULL STORY

NHL hubs in Edmonton, Toronto offer morale boost but no economic benefit: experts

Contrary to Mayor John Tory’s beliefs last week, experts say NHL resuming play in Canadian cities will boost morale but provide no economic benefit. FULL STORY

TFC, D.C. United game rescheduled to Monday after COVID-19 test concerns

The MLS is Back Tournament kicks off to a rough start as Toronto FC’s first match was rescheduled three times in response to COVID concerns. FULL STORY

What do the positive cases mean for the Montreal Canadiens?

Three Habs players report testing positive causing speculation of impact on the team and the NHL. FULL STORY

Could video streaming support sports through the pandemic and beyond?

Sport organizations have been faced with a hard financial hit as a result of COVID, causing some to declare bankruptcy. Video streaming may be the guiding force that keeps those within the industry afloat. FULL STORY

COVID-19 spike in U.S. complicates plans for Blue Jays to host U.S. teams in Toronto

With the United States recording 200x more daily cases than Canada, concerns arise in allowing American MLB teams to cross the border to play the Blue Jays in Toronto. FULL STORY

Digital solutions present new revenue streams for sports to embrace behind closed doors

With COVID-19 hindiring multiple revenue streams for the sports industry, live streaming poses great opportunity to increase revenue while also strategically engaging fans at home. FULL STORY

Toronto Wolfpack will not play home games in Canada in 2020 due to Covid-19

With the Super League based in the United Kingdom, the Toronto Wolfpack sees no home games scheduled as a result of COVID-19. FULL STORY

Toronto FC’s Akinola sets two records in Montreal Impact victory

Toronto FC sees victory against rivals Montreal Impact as 20 year old Ayo Akinola makes history in setting two records with 5 goals scored in 2 matches. FULL STORY

ICYMI - TOP STORIES FROM WEEK OF JUL 13 - JUL 17, 2020

By Cosmos Sports | July 17, 2020

Every week we recap the top Canadian Sports Business stories from the past week.

How the pandemic is impacting the advertising business as live sports and events are cancelled and people cut back on spending

“Advertisers have hit the breaks in spending as sales plummet, audiences for live sports have fallen, and layoffs rip through media companies and advertising and PR agencies” (Moses, 2020). FULL STORY

NHL hubs in Edmonton, Toronto offer morale boost but no economic benefit: experts

Contrary to Mayor John Tory’s beliefs last week, experts say NHL resuming play in Canadian cities will boost morale but provide no economic benefit. FULL STORY

TFC, D.C. United game rescheduled to Monday after COVID-19 test concerns

The MLS is Back Tournament kicks off to a rough start as Toronto FC’s first match was rescheduled three times in response to COVID concerns. FULL STORY

What do the positive cases mean for the Montreal Canadiens?

Three Habs players report testing positive causing speculation of impact on the team and the NHL. FULL STORY

Could video streaming support sports through the pandemic and beyond?

Sport organizations have been faced with a hard financial hit as a result of COVID, causing some to declare bankruptcy. Video streaming may be the guiding force that keeps those within the industry afloat. FULL STORY

COVID-19 spike in U.S. complicates plans for Blue Jays to host U.S. teams in Toronto

With the United States recording 200x more daily cases than Canada, concerns arise in allowing American MLB teams to cross the border to play the Blue Jays in Toronto. FULL STORY

Digital solutions present new revenue streams for sports to embrace behind closed doors

With COVID-19 hindiring multiple revenue streams for the sports industry, live streaming poses great opportunity to increase revenue while also strategically engaging fans at home. FULL STORY

Toronto Wolfpack will not play home games in Canada in 2020 due to Covid-19

With the Super League based in the United Kingdom, the Toronto Wolfpack sees no home games scheduled as a result of COVID-19. FULL STORY

Toronto FC’s Akinola sets two records in Montreal Impact victory

Toronto FC sees victory against rivals Montreal Impact as 20 year old Ayo Akinola makes history in setting two records with 5 goals scored in 2 matches. FULL STORY