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Hangin' With ... International Cycling Union Vice President Tracey Gaudry

04 / 25 / 14

TRACEY GAUDRY joined the Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) as VP in September and is the first woman to hold the role. Gaudry is a former elite cyclist, having competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, and is CEO of the cycling advocacy group the Amy Gillett Foundation. Gaudry spoke to SBD Global about h...

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Winter Sports, Handball Tops Eurosport

Pan-European sports network Eurosport "recorded high ratings for its broadcast of the Nordic skiing events in Kuusamo, Finland over the weekend," according to Uwe Mantel of DWDL. The ski jumping competition attracted 400,000 viewers on Saturday afternoon. The number translated into a market share of ...

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12/03/13
Schalke Boycotts Interviews With ZDF

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12/03/13
DFL Criticizes Frankfurt's Sponsorship Deal

German Football League (DFL) President Reinhard Rauball "has criticized 2nd Bundesliga side FSV Frankfurt and called for a termination of its sponsorship deal with Saudia Airlines," according to SPIEGEL ONLINE. The reason is that the Saudi Arabia-based airline "is allegedly refusing to transport Isr ...

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12/03/13
Williams Named European Tour Chair

DAVID WILLIAMS has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of The PGA European Tour effective in January. Williams will be responsible for building on the legacy left by NEIL COLES , further developing the Tour and its business activities around the world. He is currently cha ...

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12/02/13
Mahindra Racing Joins Formula E

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12/02/13
FIFPro Calls For End To Kafala System

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Austrian F1 Grand Prix Sold Out

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Biathlon Receives High Ratings On ZDF

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11/28/13
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