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AOC Chef De Mission Kitty Chiller Calls Rio Athletes' Village 'Unlivable'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 16

The "troubled Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games have arrived at their first major crisis," according to Baum & Cherny of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The Australian Olympic Committee "confirmed on Sunday evening that the athletes' village has been deemed uninhabitable in the short term due to significa...

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Donnelly: Eels Will Not Be Privatized

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Juventus Missing Biggest Stars At ICC

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White To Spearhead Willowbank Upgrade

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Perth To Host State Of Origin In '19

State of Origin "is heading west," according to Brent Read of THE AUSTRALIAN. The National Rugby League and West Australian government will on Friday confirm that the second game of the '19 series "will be played at the new Perth stadium." For the first time since a game was played in L.A. nearly 30 ...

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NRL Targets Agents Over Hayne, Mossop

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All Stars Women's AFL Match Set For '17

An All Stars women’s Australian Football League match featuring the best players from the eight foundation national league clubs "is set to be played in 2017," according to Eliza Sewell of the HERALD SUN. The national women’s league "will be played in February and March next year over an ...

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Telstra Forced To Pull Guerrilla Ad

Australian telecom Telstra "has been forced to pull an ad promoting the Channel Seven Olympics app after receiving legal letters about the guerrilla ad," according to Nic Christensen of MUMBRELLA. The campaign, which aired for less than than a week, "was set to a modern version of Peter Allen’ ...

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MPs Want Vote On Greyhound Racing Ban

New South Wales Nationals leader & Acting Premier Troy Grant "is under pressure from within his party to revisit a decision to shut down greyhound racing, with more than six of his colleagues opposing the ban and pushing for a conscience vote," according to Hutchinson & Chambers of THE AUSTR ...

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Holden To Stick With Collingwood

Holden "is sticking with" Australian Football League side Collingwood despite the Eddie McGuire "drowning" controversy , but has re-directed its funding with a "greater focus on women's football," and community initiatives, according to Daniel Cherny of THE AGE. The car manufacturer had been recons ...

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