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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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Viagogo To Countersue FC Schalke 04

Online ticket marketplace viagogo has reacted to the news that Bundesliga club FC Schalk 04 intends to sue the company for damages over a contract dispute from earlier this year. In a statement, viagogo Business Development Head Steve Roest said, "We have not received a lawsuit from Schalke, but w ...

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DLV Considers World Championships Bid

The German Athletics Federation (DLV) "is considering submitting a bid to host world championships," according to the DPA. DLV President Clemens Prokop said, "Currently we are bidding to host the 2018 European Athletics Championships. There, we have managed to prompt all competitors to voluntar ...

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Schalke Considers Viagogo Lawsuit

Bundesliga side Schalke 04 "is considering filing a lawsuit for damages against online ticket marketplace viagogo," according to SPIEGEL ONLINE. The "reason is lost marketing revenue." In a statement the club said that "it will not comment any further on the issue." The lawsuit "is expected to be fi ...

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Bartoli Makes Move To Broadcast Booth

Retired tennis player Marion Bartoli has joined the Eurosport team for the upcoming U.S. Open. Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon winner, will join Mats Wilander, Amélie Mauresmo, Barbara Schett, Henri Leconte and Serena Williams' coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, as part of the Eurosport team for the fin ...

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Dortmund To Unveil Record Revenue

UEFA Champions League runner-up Borussia Dortmund "will unveil a new revenue record for the last fiscal year," according to the SID. The club will reportedly present a record revenue of more than €250M ($336M) at its financial results news conference on Thursday. Dortmund "is also expected to a ...

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DFB Investigates Racial Abuse

The German Football Federation (DFB) "has confirmed it has begun an investigation into the racial abuse" that took place during a 2nd Bundesliga game between 1860 Munich and FC Ingolstadt at the Allianz Arena, according to Stephan Uersfeld of ESPN FC. Ingolstadt defender Danny da Costa, born in Germ ...

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The Australian Financial Review's JOHN STENSHOLT : "Meanwhile, just catching up with Essendon stuff on #AFL360. And so the saga rolls on. Messier and messier." The BBC's JENNIE GOW : "Hands up who's going to Spa this weekend??? Road trips a plenty I think! #F1 #It'sback" Soccernomics' ...

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ARD, Eurosport Score With IAAF Worlds

German public broadcaster ARD "has recorded high ratings for its broadcast of the final day of the 2013 IAAF World Championships," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. A total of 3.11 million tuned in on Sunday afternoon to watch the live broadcast. The number translated into a market share of 20.9% ...

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MTG Extends EPL Rights In Baltics

Swedish media company Modern Times Group announced that it has prolonged the exclusive TV broadcasting rights to England's Premier League in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on all platforms from the start of the '13-14 season until the end of the '15-16 season. The rights include exclusive c ...

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Bayern Board Not Standing With Hoeneß

The board of directors of Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich "is not standing unified behind its Chair & President Uli Hoeneß," who has been accused of tax evasion, according to Martin Seiwert of WIRTSCHAFTS WOCHE. The assistant board chairman, Audi Chair Rupert Stadler, "wants to put ...

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