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Cho Yang-Ho Named New Head Of 2018 PyeongChang Organizing Committee

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 01 / 14

South Korean businessman Cho Yang-ho, who led PyeongChang's successful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, "has been named as the new president of the organizing committee" for the Games, according to REUTERS. Cho said, "I have decided to take up this position to keep the promise I made with the Inter...

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South Africa Cricket Signs Sponsor

The women's South Africa national cricket team has secured a six-year sponsorship deal with financial services group Momentum just before the Int'l Cricket Council Cricket World Cup. Cricket South Africa Acting CEO Jacques Faul said, "This is a landmark sponsorship for our national women's team, bei ...

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Gabon To Host Trophée Des Champions

The French Professional Football League (LFP) has announced that the 2013 Trophée des Champions will take place on Aug. 3 in Libreville, Gabon. The event will see the winner of Ligue 1 take on the winner of the Coupe de France. In a statement, the LFP said, "This decision is in line with the ...

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Death Toll Rises In Wake Of Egypt Riots

The conviction of 21 people responsible for last year's mass football riot in Port Said, Egypt prompted clashes to flare anew in the "turbulent" city on Sunday, "killing at least three more people as a mass funeral was held for most of the 37 people who died during intense riots in the city a day ea ...

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ESPN Acquires AFCON 2013 Media Rights

ESPN has acquired the U.S. media rights for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations football championship. ESPN3 will be the primary home for live presentation of the three-week tournament in South Africa, which started Saturday and runs through Feb. 10. ESPN Deportes will televise the semifinals and final m ...

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Puma Partners With Centauro

Puma has entered a partnership with Brazilian sporting goods retail chain Centauro which it will sub-license the branding rights to four of its partnered African federations; Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon and Senegal. The partnership is effective through to the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and thro ...

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Puma Named AFCON Official Fan Supplier

Puma has agreed to a partnership with the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013 to become the official fan supplier. The partnership will see the first merchandise developed and distributed before the first fixture between South Africa and Cape Verde on Jan. 19 and will continue throughout ...

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Football Notes

Africa Cup of Nations hosts South Africa "face a battle to convince fans to back them in large numbers" at the tournament after less than 15,000 watched a 0-0 draw with Algeria in its last warm-up game in Soweto on Saturday, according to REUTERS. Only 14,558 attended the match at Orlando Stadium, "r ...

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SA LOC: Opening Match Will Sell Out

The South African Local Organising Committee insisted that the opening 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals match between South Africa and Cape Verde will be sold out despite selling more than 45,000 tickets to date, according to Ramatsiyi Moholoa of SOWETAN LIVE. The match, which is "starting to gener ...

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SAFA Reinstates Suspended Officials

The South African FA has reinstated CEO Dennis Mumble and four other leading officials suspended over a match-fixing scandal involving the national team, saying that they were "improperly removed from office," according to Jon Herskovitz of REUTERS. SAFA "did not exonerate the group," which included ...

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SuperSport Acquires Bafana Media Rights

South African sports broadcaster SuperSport has acquired the TV, mobile and Internet rights from the South African FA for the countries national football team, according to INDIAN TELEVISION. SuperSport "has acquired exclusive pay transmission rights in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa." It will ...

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