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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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06/05/13
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The eighth round of the World Touring Car Championship "has been moved from Brazil to Argentina." The South American round will now take place on Aug. 4 at Termas de Río Hondo in the north of Argentina ( EUROSPORT, 6/4 ). ... Indonesia's landmark badminton stadium of Istora Senayan "is sc ...

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06/04/13
London Beach Volleyball Scrapped

Beach volleyball "will not return to London this summer after Volleyball England failed to attain enough commercial backing for the project," according to Nick Hope of the BBC. In April, the sports int'l governing body, FIVB, "listed the capital as a host for a women's world tour event" from Aug. 14 ...

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06/04/13
Libya Boosts Security Ahead Of Qualifier

Police, army patrols and checkpoints "will beef up security" at Libya's first home int'l football match in more than two years on Friday after FIFA "lifted a ban despite violence still plaguing the North African state," according to Amara & Gumuchian of REUTERS. Libya "will play the Democratic R ...

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06/04/13
Dusseldorf Wants To Host EHF Final4

Dusseldorf, Germany "is interested in hosting the European Handball Federation Final4 event in its football stadium," according to RP ONLINE. EHF General Secretary Michael Wiederer said, "This is very interesting to me because it's a total different concept. We have to think about it." The EHF's con ...

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06/04/13
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The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) race weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria "attracted 44,000 people over the course of three days despite rainy weather and low temperatures" ( KURIER, 6/2 ). ... Persistent rain "forced organizers to cancel the CSIO Schweiz show jumping event ...

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06/03/13
Nadal Rips French Open Scheduling

Rafael Nadal "let loose his mounting frustrations" at the French Open's weather, schedule, people organizing the tournament and women's tennis, according to Kevin Mitchell of the London GUARDIAN. Nadal had Thursday's second-round match moved to Friday after his third-round opponent, Fabio Fognini, " ...

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06/03/13
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England has confirmed it will play Ireland in a friendly in Dublin. The Ireland FA is keen to play England in Nov. '14, or Feb. '15, the 20th anniversary of "the Landsdowne Road riots which forced the abandonment of the previous meeting between the two countries" ( London DAILY MAIL, 5/30 ). ... T ...

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05/31/13
England-Brazil Friendly In Doubt

The FA insisted that England’s Sunday friendly with Brazil will go ahead as planned "despite doubts over whether the Maracanã stadium will be issued with a safety certificate," according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIMES. A Brazilian judge issued an order Thursday suspending the "prest ...

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05/31/13
Hotel Prices Concern '14 World Cup LOC

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05/31/13
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The Athletics Federation of India announced that the 20th Asian Athletics Championships "will be held in Pune from July 3-7." The continental event was to be held in Tamil Nadu originally, "but the state government had refused to host it on political grounds" ( PTI , 5/30 ). ... The 2013 Asia ...

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