In the 2002 World Cup held in South Korea and Japan, more than 3 million World Cup counterfeit goods were seized before and during the tournament.
In South Africa, site of the 2010 World Cup, $13 Million of counterfeit jerseys were seized by authorities in the first 5 months of 2010.
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that more than 4,000 pieces of counterfeit NBA goods worth an estimated $200,000 was seized during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Dallas, Texas.
The United States Immigration and Custom Enforcement reported that in the month leading up to the 2010 Super Bowl in South Florida, agents seized 8,165 counterfeit Super Bowl goods worth an estimated $400,000.
At the 2009 Super Bowl in Tampa, US Customs seized 15,653 counterfeit goods items worth $1,826,562. At the 2008 Super Bowl in Arizona, US Customs seized 10,212 counterfeit goods items worth $542,120.
250,000 counterfeit clothing articles were seized by sports apparel maker Columbia Sportswear in 2005.
In 2007, Major League Baseball discovered 3,000 incidents of illegal live-streaming of its games over the Internet. In 2008, over 5,000 incidents of Internet piracy were discovered by Major League Baseball.
Acushnet, maker of the Titleist Golf Balls, spends more than $2 Million a year on combatting counterfeit goods. Between January and August of 2008, the company shut down over 10,500 Internet auctions of counterfeit golf balls bearing its logo.
New Era, makers of the Official Major League Baseball caps, spends $1.5 Million a year on its anti-counterfeiting operations. In 2008, the companies was shutting down between 2,000 to 4,000 Internet auctions every week because of the sites were selling counterfeit baseball caps. In the first half of 2008, 176, 453 counterfeit caps were seized worth a street value of over $7 Million.
50 percent of the $1 billion sports memorabilia industry is counterfeited.