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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 26 / 14

The Greek Super League elected Asteras Tripolis President GIORGOS BOROVILOS as president on Monday "after he secured 13 votes out of the 16 teams in the league," with Panthrakikos President DIMITRIS TZELEPIS elected as his deputy ( REUTERS, 11/25 ). ... The NBA announced that JAN MENNEKEN h...

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11/26/14
Portsmouth To Host America's Cup Races

Portsmouth, "an historic naval town on the south coast of England, will host America's Cup World Series sailing races in Britain" in '15 and '16 as part of the "build-up to the main event" in '17, according to Alexander Smith of REUTERS. British challenger Ben Ainslie is building a base in Portsmo ...

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11/26/14
Event Notes

Tour de France organizer ASO announced the awarding of the Grand Départ for the '16 edition of the race "to the department of Manche in the Lower Normandy region." It "is the first Grand Depart for Manche and the start city will be announced in early December" ( CYCLING NEWS, 11/24 ). ... R ...

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11/25/14
FFA Considering Neutral-Site Derby

Football Federation Australia is in discussions with A-League sides Western Sydney and Sydney FC to play "one of the three annual Sydney derbies at ANZ Stadium from next season," according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. FFA CEO David Gallop is "negotiating plans with both clubs" to ...

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11/25/14
Real Madrid To Head Down Under

Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid is coming to Melbourne as part of a "feast" of int'l football next July, according to Ben McKay of the AAP. The int'l friendlies, part of the Int'l Champions Cup, will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from July 18-24. The reigning European champion and "FIFA ...

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11/25/14
Report: IHF Promised Wildcard To Germany

A report by German public broadcaster ARD revealed that "regardless of Germany’s results during qualifying" for the 2015 World Handball Championship in Qatar (Jan. 17-Feb.1), the Int'l Handball Federation "promised a wildcard to the German team," according to L’EQUIPE. In June, Germany ...

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11/24/14
America's Cup Headed To Bermuda In '17

Bermuda "has been picked over San Diego" to host the '17 America's Cup, according to Bernie Wilson of the AP. A source said that former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison "made the decision after consulting" with Oracle Team USA CEO and America's Cup Event Authority Dir Russell Coutts. A news conference "to a ...

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11/24/14
Ricci Bitti: No Plans To Alter Davis Cup

Int'l Tennis Federation President Francesco Ricci Bitti said on Saturday that the Davis Cup "has its flaws, but it is still one of sport's great events and there are no plans to radically alter it," according to the AFP. Ricci Bitti said that changes to the Davis Cup "had been considered in the past ...

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11/21/14
Qatar Reportedly Weighing Olympics Bid

Qatar has "already bagged football's World Cup and the World Athletics Championships, two of the biggest sporting events on the planet, and it also hosts top-class golf and tennis tournaments," but it "wants more," according to the BBC. It wants the event that likes to call itself "the greatest show ...

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11/20/14
ATP To Offer Refund For World Tour Finals

Fans who attended the ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena will receive a 60% ticket refund after the event was "left without a final following Roger Federer's late withdrawal," according to Vicki Hodges of the London TELEGRAPH. Federer was “forced to pull out of Sunday's showdown with Novak Djok ...

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11/20/14
Qatar Claims Conditions Improving

Qatar has claimed that the "working conditions and human rights situation in the Gulf state have improved, in the wake of a recent Amnesty International report which claimed otherwise," according to Stephan Uersfeld of ESPN. 2022 World Cup Organization Committee CEO Nasser Al-Khater said, "We had no ...

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