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Anti-Doping Group Calling For Blanket Ban On Russia From All Int'l Sport

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 12 / 17

The association of National Anti-Doping Organizations on Tuesday "called for a blanket ban on Russia from all international sport until the country can demonstrate it has installed and embraced a credible anti-doping system," according to Mitch Phillips of REUTERS. Leaders from 19 NADOs held a speci...

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Russia Plans To Use Prison Labor For '18

Russian authorities "want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup," according to James Ellingworth of the AP. The Russian prison service "is backing a bid by Alexander Khinshtein, a lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party, to allow prisoners to be taken from th ...

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KHL Looks To Expand Into China

The Kontinental Hockey League wants to "expand into China, hoping to use a successful Chinese Winter Olympic bid to conquer the vast market," according to the AP. KHL President Dmitry Chernyshenko said that the "catalyst" of the Olympics would "allow the Russia-based KHL to step in." Chernyshenko "w ...

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Samara, Russia Commits To New Facilities

Russia's build for the 2018 World Cup is having a "knock-on effect for other sports with Samara being the latest to announce that as well as the new Kosmos Arena, the region is proposing a number of other new sports facilities," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. At a meeting with ...

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Russian League Signs $110M TV Deal

The Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) has reached a new three-year, $110M TV-rights deal with satellite operator NTV Plus, but the league’s revenues are set to fall as the main sponsor, insurance group SOGAZ, apparently will not extend its contract, which expires at the end of this season ...

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Russia WC Stadiums Ahead Of Schedule

Officials in Nizhniy Novgorod and Kaliningrad said that Russian stadium construction for '18 is "ahead of schedule and the stadia will be delivered in advance of deadlines," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The two cities are "both building new stadiums for the World Cup." Nizhn ...

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FIFA Observers To Monitor Racism

FIFA is to use observers to "watch out for racist incidents at some qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup and the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia," according to Rob Harris of the AP. It is the latest step by FIFA in the last two years to "strengthen the fight against racism in world football." ...

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Moscow To Open 12 Sports Centers In '15

The Russian investment in building infrastructure and facilities for the 2018 World Cup "appears to be having a positive knock-on effect for sports facilities generally in the country," with 12 new sports centers expected to be opened in Moscow in '15, according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOO ...

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Uralmash Stadium Nearly Completed

Local reports said that the Uralmash stadium in Yekaterinberg, scheduled to be a training base for the 2018 World Cup, is "80% complete and once landscaping is complete will open this summer," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The budgets for the build of training bases for '18 h ...

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RFS Votes 'No Confidence' In President

The exec committee of the Russian Football Union (RFS) has voted "no confidence" in organization President Nikolai Tolstykh due to RFS' poor financial state. The issue of firing Tolstykh is to be considered at the RFS conference on May 31, unless he chooses to resign before that date. Tolstykh was e ...

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RFS Proposes Salary Caps For All Tiers

The Russian Football Union (RFS) has proposed salary caps for all tiers of the football league against the backdrop of the news that UEFA accused Russian Premier League squad Dinamo Moscow of breaching the break-even requirement. RFS has come up with a document stipulating the enforcement of financi ...

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