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Labour Party Floats Levy On EPL TV Rights To Support Grassroots Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 14

Britain's Labour Party has accused Premier League clubs of "not contributing enough to grassroots football and suggested that they may be compelled to pay a levy on revenue from television rights," according to Pickard & Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman "is a...

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06/18/14
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Glasgow 2014, the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council will break new ground for a major sports event by hosting an int'l summit for social change through sport. The Organizing Committee and Games Partners are teaming up with Beyond Sport to bring together sports and civic leaders to explore ...

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06/17/14
British Open Set For Return To Portrush

Tournament organizers the Royal & Ancient said that the Open Championship "is set to be held outside England and Scotland for the first time in over 60 years when it returns to Northern Ireland's Royal Portrush," according to Padraic Halpin of REUTERS. The Open Championship "was last held at the ...

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06/16/14
Ukraine Loses Right To Host EuroBasket

Ukraine was "stripped of the right to host" next year's EuroBasket 2015 because of the "continuing instability in the country," according to the AP. Three of the "planned host cities for the 24-team tournament were located in volatile eastern Ukraine, where government troops are fighting pro-Russian ...

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06/16/14
Open To Boost Tourism Near Portrush

The return of the Open Championship to Portrush has been greeted as a "real boost for tourism," according to the BBC. Royal Portrush club's "place on the rota of host courses is to be confirmed next week." The tournament is to be held there in '19. It is the first time since '51 that "Northern Irela ...

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06/13/14
SAFA Withdraws From Women's U20 Finals

The South African FA has "withdrawn from hosting" of the 2016 FIFA Women's U20 World Cup finals, according to Ramatsiyi Moholoa of SOWETAN LIVE. SAFA "top brass have already informed" FIFA of the decision. SAFA President Danny Jordaan "confirmed their withdrawal." Jordaan: "We have decided to give i ...

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06/12/14
Origin II To Set Record Attendance

Sydney’s Origin II blockbuster’s on Wednesday night "will be the highest grossing Origin match in history," worth an estimated A$30M ($28M) to the National Rugby League, ANZ Stadium and the state of New South Wales, according to David Riccio. Unlike in Queensland, where officials "were f ...

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06/11/14
Ainslie Leads UK's America's Cup Bid

Sailor Ben Ainslie will lead a $134M British challenge for the 35th America's Cup in '17, "aiming to return sport's oldest trophy to his country for the first time," according to Josh Reich of REUTERS. Ainslie has now "set his sights on a British challenge," seeking to lead his country to a first wi ...

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06/11/14
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06/10/14
Laureus Awards To Be Held In China

Laureus Sports Awards Chair Edwin Moses said that the '15 edition of the prestigious award "will be staged in Shanghai, China," according to the PTI. The proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Academy "supports more than 150 community sports projects in 34 countries, including China." The globally ...

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06/10/14
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