Featured Story

IAAF Confirms Ban On Russia's Track And Field Athletes In Rio

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 28 / 16

The Int'l Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Wednesday "stood behind its ban on Russia's track and field athletes competing at the Rio Olympics, effectively leaving all avenues explored in Moscow's attempts to get the team readmitted," according to Nivedita Shankar of REUTERS. The I...

Read More

Tags: Olympics, Russia

More Stories

RFS Calls For Financial Regulations

Russian Football Union Proposes Salary Cap To Help Ailing Clubs

Tags: International Football, Russia

Russian GP Organizers Want May Date

Russian Grand Prix organizers "are hopeful the new May date awarded to them" for the '16 Formula 1 calendar will be a long-term fixture, according to Rencken & Parkes of AUTOSPORT. This year's event will again take place in October, as was the case for the race's debut last season, "but followin ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Russia

Tycoon Bails Out Russian Football

Russian tycoon Alisher Usmanov has provided a non-repayable 1B ruble ($16M) subsidy to the Russian Football Union (RFS), which roughly corresponds to the compensation RFS is reportedly supposed to pay to fired national football team coach Fabio Capello. "I believe it is important for our government ...

Tags: International Football, Russia

Timer Error Causes Chaos

The opening session of the World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia, "has been thrown into chaos after an electronic timing fault in the heats of the women's 4x100m freestyle relay," according to the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The official timer showed the world champion Americans "finishing s ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Russia

FIBA Suspends Russian Hoops Federation

The Russian Basketball Federation (RFB) has been suspended by governing body FIBA, putting its participation in the 2016 Olympics "in doubt," according to Dmitriy Rogovitskiy of REUTERS. The RFB published a letter from FIBA on its website on Wednesday stating that the Russian federation "had been im ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe, Russia

Anzhi Makhachkala Russia's Most Profitable

Last year’s massive selloff of players made FC Anzhi Makhachkala Russia’s most profitable football club in '14, while other squads, including champion Zenit, were in the red. Anzhi's net profits amounted to 4.2B rubles ($69.7M), according to Russian accounting and analytical data base SP ...

Tags: Finance, Russia

Russian Ministry Behind Player Cuts

The Russian Football Union (RFS) says the country's sports ministry was behind the reduction of foreign players allowed on rosters in the Russian Premier League. The number of foreign players who can be on the pitch at one time was cut from seven to six, a move that came as an unpleasant surprise fo ...

Tags: International Football, Russia

WC At Center Of Gazprom Sponsorship

Government-controlled Russian gas company Gazprom "is a huge presence in St. Petersburg, where it owns Russian champion football club Zenit," according to the AP. Gazprom, whose CEO, Alexei Miller, "is a close political ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is almost as omnipresent in world foot ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Russia

FIFA Holds Glitzy World Cup Draw

FIFA "put its problems to one side and began the countdown" to the 2018 World Cup on Saturday when Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Sepp Blatter "re-assured the nation the tournament would go ahead as planned," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. A "glitzy preliminary-round draw ...

Tags: International Football, Russia

2018 World Cup To Boost Saransk, Russia

The smallest 2018 World Cup city of Saransk is set for the "biggest World Cup transport legacy of all 11 venues across Russia, torn from long provincial isolation" by construction of an int'l airport, new bridges and roads, according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. The city "is small, with a population ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Russia

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug