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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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Glasgow Security Budget Soars

The security budget for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is expected to exceed £90M ($146M), according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. A total of £27.2M ($44.2M) had been set aside for security costs at the "massive sporting event." Commonwealth Games Minister Shona Robison, however, an ...

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Arsenal, West Ham To Be Postponed

Arsenal's Boxing Day match against West Ham is "likely to be called off" due to the threat of a London Underground strike, according to Simon Head of the London MIRROR. London Underground drivers "are to stage three strikes in a row over Bank Holiday pay," with the first scheduled for Dec. 26. The m ...

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BCCI Will Not Call Off Indo-Pak Series

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "shot down" Bharatiya Janata Party's demand of cancelling the Indo-Pak limited-overs cricket series in the wake of visiting Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik insulting India, insisting that the matches would be held as scheduled," according to the PTI. ...

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Event Notes

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will offer a new executive certificate titled The Global Business of Sports. This three-day program will run Jan. 22-24 and will teach participants how to apply int'l business practices to the landscape of sports. Participants will learn str ...

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Glasgow Reveals Bid Plans For 2018 YOG

Glasgow, Scotland revealed plans for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games at the Tollcross venue, attended by Sport Minister Shona Robison and you athletes from the City of Glasgow swim team. The bid document, which has been submitted to the IOC, revealed that athletic events would be held at Scotstoun Stad ...

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Tour De France To Begin In Leeds

Leeds, England has "won the race" to host the opening stages of the Tour de France in 2014, according to the YORKSHIRE EVENING POST. After a "hard-fought bid by Welcome to Yorkshire," it has now been confirmed that Leeds will be "the official host city for the opening stages of the world’s big ...

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Australian PGA Neared Cancellation

PGA Tour of Australia CEO Brian Thorburn has revealed "how close the Australian PGA came to being cancelled after a spat with the Palmer Group," according to Brent Read of THE AUSTRALIAN. Thorburn revealed that he received an email from the Palmer Coolum Resort "only days before the event threatenin ...

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McIlroy Waives $2M Irish Open Fee

Golf World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has done the Irish Open "a $2M favor," according to Karl MacGinty of the IRISH INDEPENDENT. McIlroy "should boost attendances" close to Portrush proportions at Carton House in June. It is "a measure of the Hollywood star's loyalty" to the Irish Open that he has waived a ...

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Japan Tour Expands OneAsia Link

The Japanese Tour has expanded its involvement with the OneAsia Tour, announcing two co-sanctioned events for '13. The announcement may have significant repercussions in the ongoing rivalry between the OneAsia Tour and the Asian Tour. The Japan Golf Tour Organisation announced it will co-sanction On ...

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Glasgow To Host Paralympics Swimming

The Int'l Paralympic Committee announced that Glasgow, Scotland will host the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships. The event was originally slated as a European Championships, but with a change to the IPC calendar the competition was upgraded to a World Championships. The event will be held in the ...

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