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Murray Is Unlikely To Renew Sponsorship Deal With Adidas, Industry Sources Say

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 01 / 14

Sources inside the equipment industry said that Andy Murray's long-standing sponsorship deal with adidas "is unlikely to be renewed at the end of the season," according to Sim Briggs of the London TELEGRAPH. The Scottish player is going "in search of one last big kit deal to cover the final five yea...

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Romanian Club To Sell All Foreign Players

Troubled Romanian club Rapid Bucharest plans to offload every foreign player on its books and build a squad made up entirely of locals in an attempt to ease its wage bill, according to REUTERS. Rapid Manager Danut Perja said, "We renounce all foreigners. All of them will receive the documents under ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

Religious Tensions Derail Basketball

Lebanon's basketball league "was postponed indefinitely as Beirut’s two rival teams -- one backed by Christian politicians, the other by Muslims -- fight over who has control of Lebanon’s most-popular game," according to Barbara Surk of the AP. The controversy between the Christian-backe ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Middle East

BCCI Will Not Call Off Indo-Pak Series

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "shot down" Bharatiya Janata Party's demand of cancelling the Indo-Pak limited-overs cricket series in the wake of visiting Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik insulting India, insisting that the matches would be held as scheduled," according to the PTI. ...

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Climate Won't Slow Dubai's Games Bid

Sochi 2014 Olympic Organising Committee CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko said that Dubai, UAE has a "sporting chance" of hosting the Olympics despite its harsh climate, according to Ben Flanagan of THE NATIONAL. Dubai is "expected to bid" for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Chernyshenko predicted such an event wil ...

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Qatar Begins World Cup Stadium Work

A top official said that Qatar will soon begin working on its first new football stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, according to THE PENINSULA. Qatar Olympic Committee Secretary General Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani revealed that the work on the new stadium "is expected to be completed in ...

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QSL Launches Online Ticket Service

The Qatar Stars League launched a new online ticket service for all QSL matches, according to THE PENINSULA. For the first time in QSL history, fans can buy tickets in advance online, and can "even see the view from their chosen seat before purchasing." Tickets priced at QR10 ($2.75) and QR20 ($5.50 ...

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Doha To Have Solar-Powered Arena

Qatar Olympic Committee Secretary General Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman al Thani said that the Al Sadd Stadium in Doha is set to become Qatar's "first solar-powered stadium," according to THE PENINSULA. The project "will be completed" by '14, a year before the World Handball Championship is hosted in ...

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Dubai's Olympic Infrastructure In Place

A feasibility study conducted last year by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Populous into a possible Dubai bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics, declared "70% of the hard infrastructure was already in place or planned in the emirate," according to Ahmed Rizvi of THE NATIONAL. Dubai eventually decided against ...

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Dubai To Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

UAE National Olympic Committee Finance Dir Abdulrahman Falaknaz said that Dubai will bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics "as soon as an expected go-ahead from the government comes through," according to Andy Mitten of THE NATIONAL. Falaknaz said, "Our bidding has started already. The UAE has the i ...

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Qatar Facilities To Go Green

Qatar Olympic Committee Secretary-General Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said that the organization "plans to have all stadiums and sports facilities in the country to be environmentally friendly by '14," according to BERNAMA. Al Thani said that heir apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani m ...

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