Featured Story

Shelley Kerr Become's First Woman Manager In Scottish Senior Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 21 / 14

SHELLEY KERR is to take charge of fifth-tier Lowland League club Stirling University, making her the first female manager in Scottish senior football," according to the BBC. The 44-year-old "quit her position at Arsenal Ladies in June, having won three trophies in a 16-month reign." Kerr: "I think...

Read More

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Europe

More Stories

10/14/13
Sochi Ceremonies Pose A Challenge

While dozens of nations will compete in the games for sporting glory, "the opening ceremonies will provide the host country an opportunity to showcase its own achievements," according to Ivan Nechepurenko of the MOSCOW TIMES. And just as the athletes will face off against one another, "Russia's ope ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia

10/14/13
Sochi's Olympic Stadium Still Unfinished

At first, Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium "was meant to resemble a giant snowflake," according to Ivan Nechepurenko of the MOSCOW TIMES. Then, the design "morphed into two parallel mounds of snow." But a roof had to be added for the Opening Ceremonies, "turning the stadium into something looking more ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia

10/14/13
Mutko: No Sign Of Sochi Boycott

Russia on Friday said that "it did not have confirmation of a single country boycotting next year's Sochi Winter Olympics despite a furore over an anti-gay law and vowed to hold one of the best Games ever," according to the AFP. Speaking to the Russian lower house of parliament, Sports Minister Vita ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia

10/10/13
Sochi '14 Corruption Concerns Remain

What does $51B "buy you in a Black Sea subtropical resort these days?" A "heap of trouble, if the preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi are anything to go by," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. With 120 days to go until the opening ceremony, "around half that sum is alle ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia

10/09/13
Sochi Torch Mishap Used In Zippo Ad

A cigarette lighter "looked set to spark an Olympian spat" Tuesday after an image of one relighting the Sochi 2014 torch "was used in advertising," according to R-SPORT. The 123-day Winter Games torch relay "began amid patriotic fanfare" on Moscow's Red Square on Monday, but the ceremony "was oversh ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia

10/09/13
'Miracle On Ice' Goalie To Produce Blog

Former U.S. hockey Olympic goalie Jim Craig, a member of the '80 "Miracle on Ice" Gold-Medal winning team, will produce a multimedia blog for RIA Novosti. Craig will provide coverage of the 2014 Sochi Olympics including preparation, predictions, reflections and players to watch. His blog will be pub ...

Tags: Media, Russia

10/07/13
Sochi's Surveillance Plan Revealed

Athletes and spectators attending the 2014 Sochi Olympics "will face some of the most invasive and systematic spying and surveillance in the history of the Games," according to Shaun Walker of the London GUARDIAN. Russia's FSB security service "plans to ensure that no communication by competitors or ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia

10/07/13
Migrant Workers Rounded Up In Sochi

Russian authorities "have detained hundreds of migrant workers" in Sochi, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, and have held many of them in "arbitrary and inhumane conditions," according to REUTERS. Human Rights Watch said that many of those detained in a wave of raids on work sites, homes and public ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia

10/07/13
Putin Sets Sochi Torch In Motion

Russian President Vladimir Putin "hoisted the flame" that will burn at the 2014 Sochi Olympics high in Red Square on Sunday, bringing "his personal campaign to stage Russia's first post-Soviet Olympics within sight of completion," according to Gutterman & Dyomkin of REUTERS. Declaring that "our ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia

10/04/13
500 To Carry Olympic Torch In Moscow

The Olympic torch "will arrive in Moscow on Sunday to begin a four-month journey around Russia" before the start of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, according to the MOSCOW TIMES. After being flown in on a charter flight from Athens, Greece, the torch "will be presented in a ceremony on Red Square, then tak ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug