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Samoa Rugby Union Receives $350,000 In Pledges From Radiothon

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 10 / 17

More than $350,000 was pledged to the Samoan national rugby team and the Samoa Rugby Union "during a Radiothon," which ended Tuesday, according to Ulimasao Fata of the SAMOA OBSERVER. The fundraiser held at the Samoa Tourism Authority Fale and screened live on TV1 followed the public declaration by ...

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Australian Weighlifter Accused

Australian Weightlifting Federation CEO Michael Keelan accused weightlifter Daniel Koum of demanding $5,000 to compete at an Olympic qualifying event, according to Nick Mulvenney of REUTERS. Keelan said that the incident occurred at the Oceania championships in Samoa last week, where the Australian ...

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Football Notes

English Premier League Swansea City have unveiled a new gold-trimmed home strip to mark the club's 100-year anniversary. The kit, made by adidas and "bearing more than a passing resemblance to that of Real Madrid," has a plain white style with gold trim and features a brand new gold badge, which com ...

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Gun-Posing Swimmers Reprimanded

Australian swimmers Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk will be sent home from the London Olympics immediately following the final day of the swimming events "as punishment for posting inappropriate images on social network sites this week," according to Dominic Bossi of the  SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Th ...

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Cricket Australia, Union Reach Impasse

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Ten Equity Raising Well Supported

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Marketplace Roundup

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, United Kingdom, Australia

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