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First UFC Event In Russia Scheduled For September At Moscow's Olympic Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 15 / 18

The first-ever UFC show in Russia will reportedly happen as early as September, as the event has "already been scheduled in one of the biggest arenas in Moscow," according to Denis Geyko of RT. Staff at Moscow's Olympiyskiy Stadium, which has a capacity of up to 35,000 spectators, confirmed tha...

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Ban Could Rob Games Of Star Power

A decision by the IOC to ban Russia from the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics over state-sponsored doping "could rob South Korea's first Winter Games of some much-needed star power," according to Yoo Jee-ho of YONHAP. Though it was not a "blanket ban on Russia," the decision may still prompt ...

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Rubin Kazan Players Playing Without Pay

Russian football is "facing more controversy that could cause huge embarrassment" for the World Cup host, according to Matt Law of the London TELEGRAPH. One of Russia’s biggest clubs, Rubin Kazan, is "gripped by a financial crisis" that has seen it fail to pay its players for the past fou ...

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IOC Bans Russia From PyeongChang Games

The IOC banned the Russian Olympic team from the PyeongChang 2018 Games as punishment for its extensive state-run doping operation in Sochi, but individual athletes may be permitted to compete under a neutral Olympic flag if they are untouched by the scandal. Attention now turns to the highest level ...

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Marketing Execs Address 2018 World Cup

With FIFA's reputation "in tatters" and "mounting concerns over hooliganism in the host country," brands could consider avoiding the 2018 World Cup, according to Alex Brownsell of CAMPAIGN LIVE. FIFA has been "mired in a succession of corruption scandals around the bidding to host tournaments." ...

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News Of Russia's Ban Dominates Twitter

News that the IOC banned the Russian Olympic team from PyeongChang 2018 as punishment for its extensive state-run doping operation in Sochi dominated social media on Tuesday afternoon. A variety of key figures in Olympic sports were quick to react to the news on Twitter. Below are several notab ...

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RFU Bids To Host Euro 2020 Opener

The Russian Football Union asked UEFA to pick St. Petersburg as host for the opening match of Euro 2020, according to the AP. UEFA said on Tuesday that its exec committee will choose a host on Dec. 7 for the "showpiece opener of a tournament being co-hosted by 13 countries." The Krestovsky Stad ...

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Russian TV May Not Show Olympic Games

Russian state TV said on Friday that it "would not broadcast the Winter Olympics from South Korea next year if the Russian team is banned from the games over doping," according to the AFP. The IOC exec board is "due to meet next month" to consider whether Russia can compete in PyeongChang in Februar ...

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Former Official Admits To Venue Fraud

The former deputy governor of St. Petersburg, Russia, admitted to his "involvement in a fraud scheme related to the construction of the city’s World Cup stadium," investigators said on Wednesday, according to Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber of REUTERS. Marat Oganesyan, who served as deputy go ...

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Under Armour Opens Store In Moscow

Under Armour recently opened its first Russian store in the Metropolis shopping mall in Moscow, saying that it sees “huge potential” in the nation and is planning on further retail expansion in the capital city, St. Petersburg and Ekaterinburg, according to Anvar Sidorov of WOMEN'S WEAR ...

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Kremlin Hoping To Mend Relations With IOC

The Kremlin on Tuesday said that it "hoped Russia could mend its relations" with the IOC, adding that the country’s absence from the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games "would be a blow to the Olympic movement," according to Maria Tsvetkova of REUTERS. Calls from some athletes and anti-doping agenci ...

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