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Intersport CEO Franz Julen Tells IIHF To Change Dates Of World Championships

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 02 / 15

Sports retail chain Intersport told the Int'l Ice Hockey Federation "to change the dates of its world championships," according to Matthias Kettenburg of SPONSORs. Intersport "has been a partner of the Champions Hockey League since its inception last year." However, the retailer "is not a sponsor of...

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Nürburgring Makes Proposal To Save GP

The Nürburgring "has tabled an offer in the hope of keeping the German Grand Prix alive" in '15, according to MOTORSPORT. Nürburgring spokesperson Carsten Schumacher has revealed that the circuit, "which according to the official F1 calendar is due to host the race this July, has made a ne ...

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Britain's Motorcycle Grand Prix In Doubt

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Competitor Group Announces Mérida Race

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Brisbane Roar Fans Unhappy With Decision

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Qatar On Verge Of Deal With F1

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Violence Mars Nations Cup Semifinal

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HKRFU Calls For New Stadium

The call for a bigger stadium to host the Hong Kong Sevens "grew on Wednesday following the completion of the public ballot for next month's tournament," which will see the "full house" sign go up for a 12th successive year, according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Hong Kong Rugby ...

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Mutko: Too Late To Reduce WC Venues

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that the number of stadiums across Russia selected to host the matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will "remain unchanged as the last chance to review the concept of the much-anticipated global event was in June of 2014," according to ITAR-TASS. Mutko: "We ha ...

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