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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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06/26/13
Hazardous Air Threatens Malaysia Games

The health and well-being of athletes "will be given top priority amidst the worsening haze conditions ahead of the 16th Malaysia Games (Sukma), which will begin on Thursday," according to Ashreena Pillai of THE STAR. According to the Department of Environment's figures, the Air Pollutant Index is a ...

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06/26/13
Pakistan Will Still Play Games In UAE

Pakistan "will continue to use the UAE as a home for its cricket commitments, having all but sealed the deal for two series later this year against South Africa and Sri Lanka," according to Osman Samiuddin of THE NATIONAL. Fans "can expect up to 19 international games across the three formats from O ...

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06/26/13
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The NBA "will return to London next January" after it was announced Tuesday that the O2 Arena "will stage a regular-season game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets." It will be the eighth time that the NBA has come to the capital but "only the fourth time it has been a 'regular season' g ...

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06/24/13
Three Countries Bid To Host Rugby Finals

England, Scotland and Wales have submitted bid proposals to the European Rugby Cup to host the 2014 ERC European Club Rugby finals weekend scheduled for May 23-24. The Rugby Football Union, Scottish Rugby and the Welsh Rugby Union, each with the backing of government and local civic and tourism auth ...

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06/21/13
Rugby World Cup Unveils Ticket Prices

The organizers of the 2015 Rugby World Cup have confirmed that the most expensive tickets for the final are likely to cost more than £700 ($1,080), but insisted that the "top-heavy" prices will help subsidize lower price points, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. The Rugby Footba ...

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06/21/13
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It will cost MYR 9M ($2.8M) to organize the 16th edition of the Kuala Lumpur Sukma (Malaysia Games) from June 28-July 7 -- "and the government will fork out" MYR 8M ($2.5M). That's because only MYR 1M ($300,000) was "raised in sponsorship from the private sector" ( THE STAR, 6/20 ). ... Myanmar wi ...

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06/20/13
Indian GP Organizers Dismiss Speculations

Indian Grand Prix organizers on Wednesday dismissed media speculation that they may not host an F1 race next year as "totally baseless and malicious," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Jaypee Sports Int'l spokesperson Askari Zaidi, "Our agreement with Formula One Management is to hold F1 races a ...

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06/20/13
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Lionel Messi and Neymar will lead a Messi and Friends vs. The Rest of the World friendly game between a group of int'l football stars at Lima, Peru's National Stadium on July 2. Neymar has confirmed that he will join the Rest of the World team. It will be the first on-field meeting between the two s ...

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06/19/13
British GP Ticket Prices Slowing Sales

Attendance at this month’s British Grand Prix "is expected to be significantly down" as F1 fans "rebel against ever-increasing ticket prices," according to Christian Sylt of the London INDEPENDENT. The cheapest tickets for next Sunday’s race at Silverstone start at £145 ($227) -- " ...

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06/19/13
Highest Prize Purse Of Any German Event

The annual int'l horse show, CHIO Aachen, in Aachen, Germany "will break a number of records," according to J. Johannmeier of BILD. The event "has the highest prize purse of any sporting event in Germany." The '13 edition has a total prizemoney of €2.67M ($3.57M). Co-Tournament Dir Michael Mron ...

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