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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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Journalist Denied Entry For Sochi

An award-winning Dutch photojournalist who has been working in Russia's North Caucasus region for five years "has been refused a Russian visa in what he says was likely an attempt to suspend his critical reporting" ahead of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, according to Yekaterina Kravtsova of the MOSCOW TIM ...

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Sochi Paralympics Tickets Go On Sale

Tickets for next year’s Winter Paralympics in Sochi "went on sale Friday," but Russia’s top Paralympic official "warned the competition could be marred by swathes of empty seats," according to R-SPORT. Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev "was on hand for the start of ticket sales at a small cerem ...

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IOC: Sochi Ready For Games

The IOC said on Thursday the Russian city of Sochi would be ready to host the 2014 Winter Games and a national law banning "gay propaganda" did not violate the Olympic Charter, according to Maxin Shemetov of REUTERS. An IOC delegation said after inspecting facilities in the Black Sea resor ...

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Sochi To Speed Up F1 Track Construction

Sochi "has also been burning the midnight oil to prepare its new track for demonstration races taking place on Friday," according to Anna Lidster of AL JAZEERA. The organizing team "has been working day and night to make sure the Sochi Olympic Park Circuit," which is being built around the site of t ...

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Russian Officials Sack Zenit Builder

St. Petersburg officials have canceled a contract with Transstroy, the developer for the $1.1B Zenit Arena football stadium, and are putting out a call for developers. “The annulment of the contract is a technical measure, aimed at ensuring uninterrupted construction of the stadium,” a s ...

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Flooding, Mudslides Rattle Sochi

Russian authorities "declared a state of emergency in Sochi and evacuated a village because of flooding and mudslides" less than five months before the city hosts the Winter Olympics, according to Danilova & Shemetov of REUTERS. Knee-high puddles in the city center "caused long traffic jams afte ...

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Supervisor Says Bobsled Course Is Safe

As Sochi Winter Olympic constructors "put the final touches to the world’s longest bobsled track," its supervisor Vyacheslav Shavlev said that "it was 'one of the safest tracks in the world' with three uphill sections designed to slow competitors who build up a dangerous head of steam," accord ...

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Russian Fund Banks On Sports

Russian investment group Kapital, owned by FC Spartak's Owner Leonid Fedun, has launched a sports investment fund that allows Russian individuals to invest in stock of major sports teams, sports apparel manufacturers, etc. The new fund, Capital, the World's Sports Industry, said it intends to offer ...

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Sochi Offers Sochi Delay Warning

Russian President Vladimir Putin "ordered officials to quickly overcome failures and delays in preparing the Sochi Winter Olympics and said he expected nothing less than a 'brilliant Games,'" according to Denis Dyomkin of REUTERS. The Black Sea resort city and Olympic Village "still resemble a const ...

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FIFA Signs With With Gazprom, Coca-Cola

Russian state-owned gas company Gazprom "signed a deal Saturday to sponsor FIFA for a four-year period," including when Russia hosts the World Cup in '18, according to R-SPORT. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller declined to specify how much Gazprom was paying to sponsor FIFA, saying only that "the sum reflec ...

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