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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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09/02/14
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The FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championships "started in front of a record crowd on Saturday." The opening match between host Poland and Serbia "attracted 62,000 spectators at Warsaw's National Stadium." Tickets for the game, which Poland won 3-0, "were gone in less than 100 minutes." The last outd ...

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08/29/14
FA Weighing Bid To Host Euro 2028

The FA will "not rule out a bid to host the European Championship" in '28 and is confident that Wembley "will win the right to stage the final of Euro 2020," according to Martyn Ziegler of the PA. Only Munich is "standing against Wembley" to host the final and semifinals of the '20 tournament -- w ...

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08/28/14
Hong Kong Urged To Host More Events

Hong Kong Chef de Mission Kenneth Fok Kai-kong called for Hong Kong to "host more major competitions to help nurture local athletes after their outstanding performance at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games," which closed Wednesday, according to Kevin Kung of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Fok said, "Our ...

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08/28/14
PCB Forced To Cancel Twenty20 League

Pakistan cricket authorities were "forced to cancel their ambitious Twenty20 league project due a lack of time to schedule the tournament ahead of the World Cup, leaving question marks over its future," according to the AFP. The Pakistan Cricket Board had "planned to hold the Pakistan Super League ( ...

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08/28/14
Bilbao Expecting World Cup Influx

Bilbao, Spain is expecting the "arrival of 14,000 fans" ahead of the FIBA World Cup, which will start Saturday, according to Alfonso Herrán of AS. Bilbao is one of six Spanish host cities -- including one of four for the group stage -- for the 24-team tournament. The city is the host of Group ...

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08/28/14
NFL Mexico Head Pleased With F1 News

NFL Mexico Dir General Arturo Olivé said that F1's presence in Mexico is a "point in favor" for the NFL arriving in Mexico, according to Alain Arenas of LA AFICION. Olivé said that F1's arrival in Mexico "will benefit not only the world of racing in the Mexican capital, but it will als ...

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08/28/14
Greece Hoping To Host F1 Race

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said that a "grand prix in austerity-hit Greece could be on the horizon," according to Christian Sylt for CNN. He said, "The Greeks are keen." Referring to Antonis Samaras and Georgios Kaminis, respectively, Ecclestone added, "They want me to go and see the Prime Minister or ...

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08/28/14
Event Notes

The Int'l Volleyball Federation (FIVB) "is without world championship trophies shortly before the start of the men's and women's tournaments." The new trophies of the Men's World Championship in Poland, which starts on Saturday, and the Women's World Championship in Italy, which kicks off on Sept. 2 ...

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08/27/14
England Rugby To Train At Pennyhill

England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster has secured Pennyhill Park "as the host nation's main training base" ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, according to the PA. Lancaster has "opted to keep England at their accustomed Bagshot headquarters for as long as possible during the pool stages" of the '15 t ...

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08/27/14
Event Notes

The England & Wales Cricket Board reported record aggregate attendance for T20 cricket, with the competition breaking the 700,000 barrier for season-long attendances for the first time in its 12-year history. The season's aggregate attendance of 704,205 is the highest number recorded since the d ...

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