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Team Israel Followers Snap Up T-Shirts, Other Merch As Club Makes Improbable Run At WBC

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 16 / 17

Team Israel was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic Tuesday, but the team's run to the second round of the event had fans "looking to purchase a piece of their people’s baseball history," according to Andrew Tobin of the JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY. After selling out last week, the supply...

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11/20/14
F1 CEO Helps Caterham Return To Grid

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone has handed "financially-troubled" Caterham a boost as it returns to the grid at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, according to the BBC. Ecclestone has "waived freight costs and chartered a plane for staff attending the season-ending race." Caterham, which went into administration in ...

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11/19/14
Doha To Host Athletics Championships

Qatar's "emergence as a global sporting hub gained further clout when Doha was chosen as host city for the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships on Tuesday," according to Martyn Herman of REUTERS. The "fast-growing city alongside the Arabian Gulf will become the first from the Middle East to stage ...

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11/17/14
FIFA President Blatter 'Master Of Survival'

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11/14/14
Qatar 'Ready' To Help Host Cup of Nations

Qatar FA President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al-Thani said that the country is "ready" to help organize the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations "even though it has not received an official request," according to the AFP. Al-Thani: "If officially asked, Qatar is ready to offer any help in hosting the ...

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11/13/14
Caterham's Powell Could Make F1 Debut

British F1 driver ALICE POWELL is "hoping to make her debut at a Formula One weekend later this month as she aims to take the wheel for Caterham in Abu Dhabi," according to William Esler of SKY SPORTS. She could become the "first female to start an F1 race" since LELLA LOMBARDI in '76. The 21-ye ...

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11/13/14
Amnesty Int'l Renews Labor Laws Criticism

Qatar "has come under renewed criticism for alleged labour abuses ahead of its hosting of the 2022 World Cup, with Amnesty International saying the government’s response has been 'woefully insufficient,'" according to Simeon Kerr of  the FINANCIAL TIMES. Amnesty "urged prompt action to en ...

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11/13/14
BBC: Qatar To Be Cleared Of Corruption

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11/12/14
Qatar Committed To World Cup Spending

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani said that the country will spend more than half its $60B budget for '14-15 on new projects and will not be "dissuaded by falling oil prices," according to Mohammed Aly Sergie of BLOOMBERG. Al Thani said, "Our economy is strong and solid. Our budget is based ...

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11/12/14
Qatar Sports Head: WC To Set Benchmark

Qatar Sports Minister Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali said the 2022 World Cup will set a benchmark of excellence that will be "almost impossible to beat" and promised that "the Gulf nation will implement labor reforms in the next few months," according to the AP. Al-Ali also insisted that Qatar w ...

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11/12/14
UAE-Based Channels To Boycott

All UAE-based sports TV channels "have unified to boycott the purchase of rights for live coverage of the Gulf Cup football tournament that starts in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday," according to Alaric Gomes of GULF NEWS. Media rights company MP & Silva "reportedly offered an initial quote f ...

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