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2005/08/04 20:05:49 (permalink)
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whats with eurosport now?

Eurosport are showing nothing but repeats of strongman. Also the britains strongest man was on Sky sports with colin bryce yet they were using the music and starting titles of the superseries. can someone explain.

does this mean i wont get to see the 2005 arnold on eurosport?

has anyone ever e mailed colin bryce
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    Colin.A.
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    RE: whats with eurosport now? 2005/08/04 20:43:44 (permalink)
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    Ok - this is going to be long and complicated...

    Up until last year the "Super-Series" was run by World Class Events, but was sanctioned by IFSA. TWI own the titles "Britian's Strongest Man" and "World's Strongest Man", and IFSA run these contest in association with TWI. You with me so far?

    End of last year:
    World Class Events and TWI join forces and break away from IFSA.

    Now you have TWI/World Class running the Super-Series, Britian's Strongest Man, and World's Strongest Man.

    However most of the top athletes (pretty much 90%) signed contracts with IFSA, who are putting on their own series of international contests. They also run a rival "British Strongman Championship" and "World Strongman Championship".

    So far I think IFSA are still negotiating a tv deal for the contests they have run this year, although they have been filmed by a TV production company. TWI/World Class managed to get Sky Sports to show their (very dissapointing) BSM contest, although I'm not sure if they have managed to get a broadcaster in the UK for this year's WSM/Super-series as yet.

    I'm guessing that the problems might be:
    TWI/World Class owns the long running titles like WSM, BSM and the "Super-Series", but they don't have the top athletes to really appeal to the broadcasters.

    IFSA has 90% of the best strongmen under contract, but they dont have the well known titles of "World's Strongest Man" etc to offer....

    I really hope IFSA get a TV deal sorted, I'm sure they will before long. Some of their contests have been televised in some countries already I think.

    I really hope things get resolved before much longer.

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    stoneman
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    RE: whats with eurosport now? 2005/08/04 20:54:33 (permalink)
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    sounds about right colin its all a bit tits up this year BSM was very rushed an not as good as previous years hope next times better ? as for e-mailing colin bryce bigmac he's got a web address on ifsa \superseries site or ironmind good luck mate !! to all strongmen keep the faith brothers .
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    RE: whats with eurosport now? 2005/08/04 21:42:38 (permalink)
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    i saw a dutch one yesterday. Pudge won tho

    Sb
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    Colin.A.
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    RE: whats with eurosport now? 2005/08/04 21:44:37 (permalink)
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    That one is from 2004.

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    RE: whats with eurosport now? 2005/08/04 21:48:13 (permalink)
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    yup. i took note it said before WSM. Could tell it was, due to pudge higher then usual bf. Clearly HGH hadnt kicked in yet
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    RE: whats with eurosport now? 2005/08/04 21:53:13 (permalink)
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    i was thinking now if twi (colin bryce) own the name of WSM i assume they own all the rights to the old programs geoff capes,sigmarsson etc and was wondering if they would consider showing these or getting them released. I think there would be a market. i preferred the old stuff to todays i have to say
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    RE: whats with eurosport now? 2005/08/04 22:00:19 (permalink)
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    I agree bigmac. I used to love watching the old stuff. If they released ALL WSM comps on DVD there would be a reasonable market...
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    RE: whats with eurosport now? 2005/08/05 10:48:21 (permalink)
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    I don't think Colin owns any part of it, Dougie Edmonds owns it all from what I remember. He used to do the highland games circuit and got into it that way I think.
    post edited by Mark Thompson - 2005/08/05 10:49:26
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    RE: whats with eurosport now? 2005/08/05 11:52:47 (permalink)
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    as colin A stated mark its all split now and i think you would be suprised if you actually knew how much Bryce is now involved in the behind the scenes.

    I didnt know he was/is park of the british bobsleigh team either.

    (colin bryce not our colin A)
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    RE: whats with eurosport now? 2005/08/05 12:04:47 (permalink)
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    I stand corrected
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