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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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12/18/14
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Lord's Cricket Ground in London has been proposed as the venue for the Int'l Cricket Council Cricket World Cup final when the tournament is staged in England and Wales in '19 -- and will also host the ICC Women's World Cup final in '17. The England & Wales Cricket Board will also recommend to th ...

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12/17/14
Spain To Host FIBA Women's WC In '18

FIBA on Tuesday announced that Spain will host the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in '18. Spain and Israel presented the two bids shortlisted to host the biggest women’s basketball tournament. Twenty three of the 26 members making up FIBA's Central Board voted. Eighteen were in favor ...

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12/17/14
AFC Asks Australia To Review Security

The Asian Football Confederation has asked Australia to "beef up security for next month's Asian Cup in the wake of the deadly hostage siege in Sydney," according to Julian Linden of REUTERS. Asia's biggest football tournament will be held for the first time in Australia from Jan. 9-31, and AFC offi ...

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12/17/14
Royal Trophy Organizers Postpone Event

The organizers of the Royal Trophy golf team event, "which pits Europe against Asia," said that it has been postponed, just days ahead of the scheduled tee-off in Guangzhou, according to the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The announcement comes amid a "long-standing battle for control of Asian golf betw ...

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12/17/14
Rally France Could Be Moved To Corsica

The organization of the Rally France in the French region of Alsace in October “appeared to be more and more compromised” on Tuesday after the cities of Mulhouse and Strasbourg announced that they would “reduce or cancel their financial participation for the event,” according ...

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12/17/14
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New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra "will star" at the Cricket World Cup's opening ceremony in Christchurch. The free event will feature a "light show and one of Christchurch's biggest fireworks displays," along with singers such as Westenra and Sol3Mio. It will be broadcast globally and include some ...

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12/16/14
Yokohama Wants To Host Rugby Matches

The Yokohama stadium that staged the 2002 FIFA World Cup final between Brazil and Germany "has been added to the list of potential venues for the 2019 rugby World Cup," according to Julian Linden of REUTERS. The 72,000-seat stadium "was not on the original shortlist of venues bidding to host matches ...

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12/15/14
Germany On Shortlist To Host FIBA WC

The German Basketball Federation (DBB) "is on the shortlist to host the 2019 FIBA World Cup," according to SPIEGEL ONLINE. It is also possible that Germany "could co-host the event together with France." Other candidates are China, the Philippines, Qatar and Turkey. FIBA "will award the tournament i ...

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12/15/14
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Real Madrid's Club World Cup semifinal against Liga MX side Cruz Azul on Tuesday "has been moved to Marrakech due to poor pitch conditions in Rabat." Questions were raised about the "condition of the pitch" in Rabat following Cruz Azul's extra-time win over A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers on ...

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12/12/14
F1 Star Reignites Prospect Of Night Race

Red Bull F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has "reignited the prospect" of the Australian Grand Prix being staged as a night race at Melbourne's Albert Park, according to Peter Rolfe of the HERALD SUN. Ricciardo has "suggested a shake-up of the current 5pm start time and believes a race under lights could ...

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