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Rugby Football Union Considering Additional Security Measures At Twickenham

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 20 / 17

The Rugby Football Union confirmed it is "considering installing concrete bollards and other permanent barriers around Twickenham stadium in order to prevent future terror attacks at the home of English rugby," according to Rory O'Callaghan of SKY SPORTS. The governing body "already has a number of ...

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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

Pitch Int'l will present Star Sixes, the first competitive world football tournament for former int'l football players. In partnership with sports management agency Football Champions Tour, Star Sixes will reunite former players in their national team colors, to renew old rivalries and contest a six ...

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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

The heightened role of sports in culture was the driving force behind the creation of the first-ever Sport At The Service of Humanity conference hosted at The Vatican this week. Up to 200 delegates were invited to participate in the three-day event that starts Wednesday. In offering Pope Francis&rsq ...

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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

The 2016 World Cup of Hockey is "expected to generate" more than $110M in revenue, according to sources cited by Ian Thomas of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Initial revenue estimates were in the $90M-$100M range, with the additional growth "coming from a strong commercial response from global televisi ...

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IIHF Open To Ryder Cup-Style Format

The Int'l Ice Hockey Federation and NHL will have to work together in their efforts to raise hockey's global appeal, including on the possibility of a Ryder Cup-style format at the next World Cup, IIHF President René Fasel said. The revived World Cup of Hockey, which concluded last week, show ...

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