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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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05/23/14
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The Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) released a "promotional video in which various Spanish cities start their day with a unique 'rain' of basketballs." The video "aims to start a countdown to the start of the FIBA World Cup," which will tip off in Spain on Aug. 30. Thursday marked 100 days ...

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05/22/14
AFL Attendance Woes Examined

Australian Football League fans said that "high costs, poor scheduling and the standard of footy are reasons why the AFL is experiencing a drop in crowd numbers in Melbourne," according to Matt Windley of the HERALD SUN. A day after it was revealed Etihad Stadium crowds are lower than ever, and Melb ...

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05/22/14
Commonwealth Tickets Back On Sale

No problems "have been reported with the re-launched sale of Commonwealth Games tickets after last week's attempt was suspended amid technical issues," according to the BBC. Organizer Glasgow 2014 said that the first phase of the sale, which began on Wednesday, "had been busy with thousands of peopl ...

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05/22/14
More Than 75% Welcome F1 Return

The return of F1 to Spielberg, Austria "is welcomed by more than three-quarters of the Austrian population," according to the KURIER. Just as much, 77%, "have a general interest in F1 racing." Only one-fifth of those surveyed "is not looking forward to the Austrian F1 Grand Prix." Those are the resu ...

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05/22/14
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Attempts to reschedule last year's motorsport Race of Champions event in Bangkok "have been abandoned after martial law was declared in Thailand on Tuesday." The event was scheduled for the Rajamangala Stadium last December "but was called off due to political upheaval in the Thai capital" ( REUTER ...

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05/21/14
State Of Origin Expecting Full House

Red faces look "set to be averted after a new, cheaper ticket category boosted sales and confidence that next week's historic opening State of Origin game will sell out," according to Laine Clark of the BRISBANE TIMES. Former rugby player and coach Wally Lewis had joined Queensland coach Mal Meninga ...

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05/21/14
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Adelaide's annual tarmac rally, Targa Adelaide, has been "put on ice for 2014 while new owners review the event." The race had been staged as part of the "national Targa series for the past three years but will be sidelined from the calendar this year" ( THE ADVERTISER, 5/20 ). ... This year's B ...

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05/20/14
Ecclestone: F1 Still Eyeing Long Beach

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said that F1 could still race at Long Beach "despite event organisers and the city agreeing last month to extend its IndyCar Grand Prix" until at least '18, according to Christian Sylt for FORBES. Along with the extension, Long Beach City Council "also gave an approval to so ...

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05/20/14
Glasgow Tickets Back On Sale Wednesday

Tickets for team sports and ceremonies "will be the first available when Commonwealth Games tickets go back on sale in a phased release from Wednesday," according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Organizers are taking a "phased approach" to manage demand on the website after it was hit by problems at t ...

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05/20/14
Bermuda Enters America's Cup Bid

The next edition of the America's Cup "has taken another twist with Bermuda now short-listed to host the event in 2017," according to Duncan Johnstone of STUFF. Bermuda officials revealed that "they were invited by the America's Cup Event Authority to place a bid in March." They had subsequently b ...

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