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Russian Sports Minister Casts Doubt On Sochi Hosting 2017 Figure Skating Championships

04 / 24 / 14

Russia’s bid to host the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Sochi "was cast into doubt" Wednesday after Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko "signaled his disapproval," according to R-SPORT. Russian Figure Skating Federation President Alexander Gorshkov said Tuesday that "he had submitted a bi...

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Myanmar Confident In SEA Games Prep

As the "clock ticked down to the biggest sports event in the nation’s troubled history," Myanmar Sports Ministry Dir Htay Aung said that the country is "100 percent" ready for the Southeast Asian Games, according to Hla Hla Htay of the JAKARTA GLOBE. In a "major test of Myanmar’s infrast ...

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11/28/13
Rugby World Cup Has Record Prices

The most expensive seats at the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final at Twickenham "will cost" a record £715 ($1,100) as organizers bid to generate the £80M ($130M) they have "guaranteed to pay the International Rugby Board," according to Chris Jones of the London EVENING STANDARD. Prices for the ...

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11/28/13
Indonesian Golf Gets Government Boost

Golf may have been first introduced in Indonesia more than a century ago with the first golf course built in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, "but the sport has failed to catch on across all sectors of society," according to the JAKARTA GLOBE. Course owners "have been struggling with major obstacles for de ...

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11/28/13
Thai Officials Question Obscure Sports

Thai officials said on Tuesday that the Southeast Asian Games risk decreasing in value "with more traditional sports represented at next month's Myanmar tournament," according to Kittipong Thongsombat of the BANGKOK POST. Thailand has spent more than 300M baht ($9.3M) "preparing its athletes for the ...

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11/28/13
Soccerex Eyes Brazil Convention Return

Organizers of the Soccerex global football convention "hope to reschedule the event for early next year," according to XINHUA. The six-day conference, which had been earmarked to begin on Nov. 30, was canceled earlier this month "due to concerns over security." Soccerex officials claimed that "the d ...

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11/27/13
Operators Submit Documents For F1 Race

The documents that are necessary for the approval of the Austrian F1 Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring "were submitted to the appropriate authority," according to Elisabeth Holzer of the KURIER. The operating concept, which consists of 100 pages, "clarifies, in addition to attendance numbers, parking ...

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11/27/13
RWC Organizers Push For Resale Ban

Rugby World Cup organizers "are planning one final push for a ban on ticket touting at the tournament as they prepare to announce a pricing structure fraudsters could ultimately render meaningless," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. England Rugby 2015 chiefs "have given themselves a m ...

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11/26/13
Real Madrid Basketball Attendance Up

The fans of the Real Madrid basketball team, which competes in the Spanish Basketball League (ACB), "are steadily increasing attendances for the team's home games at Real's Sports Palace arena," according to AS. In "just three days, the team recorded two of its largest crowds of the season." Friday ...

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11/26/13
Registrar: F1, F1H20 Can Co-Exist

The F1 night race and the F1H2O powerboat race brand names can continue alongside each other in Singapore, "ruled a registrar in settling a longstanding trademark clash between the two crowd-pulling titans," according to K.C. Vijayan of the STRAITS TIMES. Formula One Licensing BV, the trademar ...

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11/26/13
MTBC Hoping For More Sponsors

The Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress "will have to find ways to ensure the Malaysian Open continues to offer attractive prize money next year," according to Shamshul Fitri of THE STAR. This year's tournament, which ended at the Sunway Mega Lanes in Sunway Pyramid on Saturday, "saw the axe fall on t ...

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