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TalkTalk Pledges To Pass On Price Cuts To Customers In BT's Broadband

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 14

TalkTalk "has pledged to cut the price of fibre broadband for customers should regulatory proposals over access to BT’s network force the former telecoms incumbent to lower the wholesale cost," according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said that "prices for f...

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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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Kerala Premier League Blossoms In UAE

Kerala Premier League has now "bloomed into the biggest domestic competition in the UAE," according to Amith Passela of THE NATIONAL. The cricket league began with eight teams last year before expanding to 12 teams in the second season. It is now "expected to rise to 16 next year." KPL Chair Paul Jo ...

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F1 Profiting From Collapsed Theme Park

Only F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "could make money from a project, which never saw the light of day," according to PITPASS. In '05 plans were unveiled "to open an F1 theme park in Dubai," UAE. Concept art of the project was released, ground was broken and "construction work began." It was part of the & ...

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IRB Upgrades UAE Rugby Membership

The Int'l Rugby Board said that it is committed to ensuring the UAE "grow on the world stage" after confirming the national federation has been made a full member of the sport's world governing body, according to Paul Radley of THE NATIONAL. The UAE Rugby Federation "took over running the game" afte ...

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Kuwait Amends Sports Law

Kuwait has "amended its sports law" following threats from the IOC that it will suspend the country over inference from government authorities in the Olympic movement, according to Claire Valdini of ARABIAN BUSINESS. The country gave no details of the changes, but Olympic committee Chair Sheikh Ahma ...

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Valencia Looks For Sponsors In Dubai

La Liga Valencia FC is in the UAE "on the lookout for sponsors to bail them out of their current financial woes," according to Gautam Bhattacharyya of the GULF NEWS. Club President Manuel Llorente is on a visit to Dubai to meet a number of prospective investors and is "keen to launch an exchange pro ...

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League Notes

A divided Asian Football Confederation is gathering for its annual awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday "amid an increasingly toxic atmosphere." Suspended President Mohamed bin Hammam has called those in charge "puppets" and claims he has the support of most AFC national association ...

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