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Bjorn To Review Selection Policy Ahead Of 2018 Ryder Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

Thomas Bjorn had been appointed as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for less than a day when he announced the selection procedure for the '18 match in the outskirts of Paris is "already being assessed to ensure all the players he will require at the time will be available," according to Mark Tallentire of...

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Female Spectators Turned Away In Iran

The Int'l Volleyball Federation (FIVB) said that "misunderstandings" in Iran were to blame for female spectators "being denied entry to a Beach Volleyball World Tour event," according to the AP. Allowing women to attend the five-day competition at Kish Island "had been a condition" of the FIVB ...

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Russia Caps Hotel Prices For World Cup

Russia "capped hotel prices for the upcoming World Cup 2018," set to take place between June 14 and July 15 across 12 stadiums in 11 different Russian cities, according to Damien Sharkov of NEWSWEEK. Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev "signed a decree to introduce maximum rates for accommodation in each cit ...

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Cartel Office Looks Into Ticket Allocation

Germany's Federal Cartel Office "is considering legal action against the German FA (DFB) as part of its investigation into the allocation of Euro 2016 tickets," according to Henning Eberhardt of SPONSORs. German radio station Deutschlandfunk quoted a letter by politician Iris Gleicke, who said, "Aft ...

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AFL Clubs Allowed To Change Prices

Australian Football League clubs will "be allowed to increase or drop the price of seats in the lead-up to games under a ticketing revolution," according to Grant Baker of the HERALD SUN. The AFL has reportedly approved a trial of "dynamic" ticketing. The league will allow clubs to increase pri ...

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Iran Clubs Threaten To Quit CL

An official with Iranian football club Sepahan said that Iran "may withdraw its teams from Asia's biggest club tournament if they are blocked from hosting matches against Saudi Arabian clubs" due to the breakdown in relations between the regional rivals, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS.&nbs ...

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Event Notes

Belfast, Northern Ireland, has "won the race" to host the 12th IAU 24-Hour World Championships in '17. The ultra running championships, "which are held every two years," will be staged in Victoria Park in east Belfast on July 1-2, 2017 ( IRISH NEWS, 2/16 ). ... The 2016 Hong Kong 10s tournament wi ...

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Frankfurt To Host DEL2 Event Game

Frankfurt's Commerzbank Arena "will host the second event game of Germany's second-tier hockey league," DEL2, according to Nils Lehnebach of SPONSORs. It will be the first time such a game takes place in the summer. The DEL2 will open its '16-17 season with an event game on Sept. 10. The game will f ...

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Formula E Confirms Berlin ePrix Location

This year's Berlin ePrix will take place on a new custom-made track in the heart of the German capital, Formula E confirmed. The electric racing series was forced to find a replacement venue after Berlin's decommissioned Tempelhof Airport was unavailable to host the second edition of the event. The ...

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Venezuelan Hoops Federation Warned

FIBA warned that it will remove the Venezuelan Basketball Federation's (FVB) affiliation if it does not resolve the debt that Gaiteros del Zulia owes to its players, according to ANALÍTICA. This "could have devastating consequences for Venezuela's senior national team, as it would prevent it ...

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West Indies Cricket Boycott Averted

The "threat of West Indies being forced to field a second string side at the World Twenty20 was averted" on Sunday when 12 of 13 players in the original squad signed the contracts which "had caused a standoff with the board," according to Kayon Raynor of REUTERS. West Indies Cricket Board had given ...

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