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Club Officials Tell NRL To Support City-Country Origin Match Or Remove It

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 03 / 16

Key officials from the City and Country Origin sides have called on the National Rugby League and clubs "to begin supporting the annual contest or remove it from the calendar," according to Read & McDonald of THE AUSTRALIAN. Amid a "slew of withdrawals from both teams," most from City, New South...

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World Extreme Games Lands New Sponsors

With an additional venue and a quartet of new sponsors, organizers of the Kia World Extreme Games hope to raise Shanghai’s profile as an action sports city. The event, which arrived in Shanghai in '07 as the KIA X Games Asia, announced GoPro, DC Shoes, online consumer retail portal yixun.com a ...

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World Congress: WME/IMG's Whitesell

If WME/IMG Co-CEO Patrick Whitesell was playing in a sandbox he would be the kid with all the toys. The Hollywood agency bought the global business last year, and on Wednesday, Whitesell issued his first public report card on Year 1. “We’re really pleased with where we are,” he sai ...

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German Cities Interested In NFL Games

Four German cities -- Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf -- "have reportedly confirmed their interest in hosting an NFL regular-season game in '17," according to SPORT1. The host venues in Berlin and Munich "could be the cities' Olympic Stadiums." At the NFL owners meeting in March, team owner ...

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Gabon To Host 2017 Cup Of Nations

Gabon has been chosen to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals, according to the BBC. The '12 co-host won a vote by the Confederation of African Football's exec committee in Cairo on Wednesday ahead of Algeria and Ghana. It will be the second time as host for the country, "having previously sha ...

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Chile Pulls Out Of Dakar 2016

Chile's government confirmed that the 2016 Dakar Rally will not pass through the country, according to OLÉ. The reason is that President Michelle Bachelet's government will "use its resources to repair damages" that have been caused by recent flooding in northern Chile. There have been 26 dea ...

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Event Notes

The Argentine Tennis Association (AAT) has "decided to face Serbia in an indoor clay court." Argentine team captain Daniel Orsanic explained a "heavy" court would "serve best to the South American side's chances of beating the Balkans." The Davis Cup quarterfinal round will be played from July 17-19 ...

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Algeria, Gabon or Ghana will be chosen on Wednesday to take over as hosts of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals from "war-torn Libya" when the Confederation of African Football's exec committee votes. All three countries "have sent ministerial delegations to deliver last-minute presentations to the ...

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Russia Reduces World Cup Budget

The organizers of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia have "responded to economic pressures by reducing operating budgets in some of the host cities for the tournament," according to DEUTSCHE WELLE. The stadiums "will be saved, but the reductions will take place elsewhere." Russia, battling against th ...

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Government To Fund Junior World Handball

The Brazilian Handball Federation (CBHb) will "actualize" the 2015 Men's Junior World Handball Championship between July and August thanks to R$8M ($2.6M) that will be "paid for by the municipal, state and federal governments," according to Bianca Daga of ESPN. Before, the "budget for the tournament ...

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Women Invited To U.K.'s Boat Race

British institutions do not "change much," according to Annie Vernon of the LONDON TIMES. Parliament is "still staffed by men in tights, and the Crown Jewels are guarded by people in embroidered red overcoats." This makes what is happening to the Boat Race this year "even more remarkable: women are ...

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