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Legia Warsaw Considering Public Offering On Warsaw Stock Exchange

04 / 23 / 14

Polish first division football club Legia Warsaw "could launch an initial public offering" on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the few next years, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Legia Warsaw majority shareholder Dariusz Mioduski said that the IPO "is one of the considered opti...

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FC Barcelona Profiled On CBS' 60 Minutes

“La Liga club FC Barcelona is arguably the best team in the world,” winning over the last four years 14 out of a possible 19 trophies, which has “never been done before,” according to CBS’ Bob Simon on a segment of Sunday's 60 Minutes . Many experts refer to the club&r ...

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Race For 2020 Olympics Bid Begins

The three cities bidding to host the 2020 Olympics submitted their official candidature files to the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday, "marking the start of eight months of intensive campaigning," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo are "hoping to host t ...

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UEFA Looking Into Racist Chants At Lazio

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Serie A side Lazio "over the behaviour" of its supporters during its Europa League match against EPL club Tottenham in November, according to Mark Cue of the LONDON TIMES. Lazio is being investigated over allegations its fans "aimed racist chants at t ...

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Messi Wins Ballon D'Or

Argentina’s LIONEL MESSI collected a record-breaking fourth consecutive title of best player in the world when he was awarded the FIFA Ballon d’Or, while U.S. player ABBY WAMBACH claimed her first FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award at the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala he ...

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Madrid Extends Chinese Distribution Deal

Real Madrid and digital information security company WISeKey reavealed the extension of an agreement signed last year for the exclusive distribution rights of the club's mobile content in China for the '12-13 season. Under the agreement, WISeKey and its Chinese partners will help Real Madrid monetiz ...

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Blatter Under Fire For Racism Comments

FIFA President Sepp Blatter "has come under fire following his 'nonsensical' comments that Kevin-Prince Boateng and Milan were wrong to 'run away' when targeted by racist chants during a friendly match in Italy last week," according to James Riach of the London GUARDIAN. Piara Powar, the exec direct ...

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DEL Winter Game Tops ServusTV Ratings

Austrian-based TV channel ServusTV scored high ratings for its live broadcast of the German Hockey League's (DEL) first outdoor game on Saturday. The five-hour broadcast of the DEL Winter Game between the Nuremberg Ice Tigers and the Eisbären Berlin from Nuremberg received a peak market share o ...

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Serbian Open Dropped From ATP Tour

The Serbian Open, owned by Belgrade-native Novak Djokovic and run by his family, "has been dropped from the ATP World Tour calendar," according to Eben Novy-Williams of BLOOMBERG. The red clay tennis tournament will not be held this year after Family Sport, the event’s organizers, "decided to ...

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Facility Notes

Qatar Tennis Federation President Nasser bin Ghanim al-Khelaifi said that a new tennis stadium will open in the country in "the next three or four years." Al-Khelaifi said, "I hope the QTF will host more important tennis tournament in the coming future as the new stadium with improved facilities wil ...

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Sky, Telekom Agree On Distribution Deal

German pay-TV channel Sky and telecom company Deutsche Telekom "have reached an agreement that will allow Telekom customers to continue to watch Bundesliga football in '13-14," according to the FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU. Sky Deutschland, which will be the sole TV rights holder of the 1st and 2nd Bundesl ...

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