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SBD Global/October 16, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies

League Notes: Asian Basketball Confederation To Move Headquarters

Qatar Olympic Committee VP and Asian Basketball Confederation President Sheikh Saud bin Ali al-Thani "has welcomed the idea" of moving the ABC headquarters to Doha. (QNA, 10/15). ... The Irish FA has continued to win plaudits for its work within the Northern Irish community as part of its Football For All project. The project is managed by the association's community relations department, and its mission is to create "a fun, safe and inclusive culture throughout all levels of football" (UEFA). ... The Asian Football Confederation has "posted a full apology" on its website after a previous article referred to the UAE national team as "Sand Monkeys." Instead of referring to the UAE national team, nicknamed "Al Abyad" in Arabic, which translates to "The Whites" in English, the reporter referred to a Wikipedia entry, since removed, that dubbed the UAE the "Sand Monkeys" (GULF NEWS, 10/15).
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