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Philippines Recommits To Hosting 2019 SEA Games After Pulling Out Last Month

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 21 / 17

The Philippines announced last Thursday that it would host the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, "just a month after pulling out citing the escalating cost of war with Islamist militants," according to the AFP. Manila last month said that it would not host the 2019 SEA Games to "focus on rebuilding Marawi...

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Leaders: Brady, Stein Draw Headlines

Throughout the Leaders Sport Business Summit held Wednesday and Thursday in London, comments by top execs generated headlines throughout Europe and the world of sports business. Below are some of the highlights: West-Ham Vice-Chair KARREN BRADY : "There were two interesting things about the club ...

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Pope Wants Corruption Out Of Sports

Pope Francis "implored sports leaders on Wednesday to do a better job of keeping corruption off the playing field," according to Andrew Dampf of the AP. Speaking at the first global conference on faith and sport, Francis said that "sports must be protected from manipulations and commercial abus ...

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2017 Mediterranean Games Face Delay

The 2017 Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, Spain, "could be delayed by one year," according to EL PERIÓDICO. This idea was proposed at a meeting between the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) and the Int'l Committee of Mediterranean Games (CJIM) on Monday in Madrid. This "could be a possibl ...

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Former Footballers To Play In Star Sixes

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ECB To Meet BCCI Over Champions Trophy

Officials from the England & Wales Cricket Board will meet with their counterparts from India next week to "discover the seriousness of threats to pull out of next year’s Champions Trophy," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. The Board of Control for Cricket in India is "besie ...

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Vatican Conference Explores Sport

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Baku F1 GP To Be Renamed

Baku City Circuit Marketing & Communications Head Nigar Arpadarai said that the F1 Grand Prix in Baku is "planned to be renamed to the Grand Prix of Azerbaijan," according to Amina Nazarli of AZER NEWS. She said that Azerbaijan has "sent an appeal to the leadership" of F1 in this regard. Ar ...

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Event Notes

The Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) is prepared to " reduce the length of its races at next week's road world championships in Doha " due to temperatures which are expected to nudge 40C. Already running "later in the calendar than usual, in an attempt to mitigate against the heat," the UCI has no ...

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CONMEBOL Expands Copa Libertadores

CONMEBOL on Monday officially announced a "planned expansion for the Copa Libertadores tournament, with two more qualifying spots awarded to Brazil and one more apiece to Argentina, Colombia and Chile to bring the South American club competition to 44 teams," according to ESPN.com. South American fo ...

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World Cup Of Hockey To Generate $110M

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