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Cho Yang-Ho Named New Head Of 2018 PyeongChang Organizing Committee

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 01 / 14

South Korean businessman Cho Yang-ho, who led PyeongChang's successful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, "has been named as the new president of the organizing committee" for the Games, according to REUTERS. Cho said, "I have decided to take up this position to keep the promise I made with the Inter...

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Welsh Rugby Union CEO Roger Lewis said the governing body "would be happy to host a European football final" at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, according to the BBC. Any formal bid would have to be made by the FA of Wales (FAW), with stadium owners WRU "offering support." Earlier in '13, the FAW "did ...

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Olympic Stadium New Base For Athletes

London's Olympic Stadium, set to be the new home of EPL side West Ham, will also "serve as a new national base for athletics," according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. Britain will hold London Diamond League meetings at the stadium during its summer, "while a new track will be built on the site to offer ...

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New Canberra Stadium Will Have A Roof

The Australian Capital Territory government said that "the proposed CBD stadium will have a roof" -- it is just a question of whether it "will be a retractable roof or a fixed one," according to David Polkinghorne of the CANBERRA TIMES. The government hopes "to redevelop the Civic area down to Lake ...

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Cheltenham Redevelopment Approved

A £45M ($69M) redevelopment of Cheltenham Racecourse to include a new 6,500-capacity grandstand and royal box "has been unanimously approved by planners," according to the BBC. Work "will begin at Prestbury Park after the 2014 National Hunt Festival in March." The site's owner, the Jockey Club ...

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Darmstadt Gets New Stadium In '15

German 3rd League football club SV Darmstadt "will remain at the Böllenfalltor, its current home ground," according to Frank Leber of LIGA 3 ONLINE. This "is the result of a feasibility study that was presented by Mayor Rafael Reißer." The study "looked at three possible locations for a n ...

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ACL Want Sky Blues To Stay

Ricoh Arena operators Arena Coventry Ltd. still want League One Coventry City "to play at the stadium," according to the BBC. ACL and the Sky Blues "have been embroiled in a year-long row over rent." The League One club has "agreed a groundshare at Northampton's Sixfields Stadium for the next ...

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RFEF Ordered To Return 'Football City'

Madrid's Superior Justice Tribunal (TSJM) has ordered that the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) return the 115,000 square meter-surface area occupied by "Football City" to Madrid municipality Las Rozas, according to F. Javier Barroso of EL PAIS. This demand "ends a long judicial process" that coul ...

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Facility Notes

La Liga Athletic Bilbao has announced that the San Mames Barria stadium "could be complete ahead of time in order to host the first home match of the season after it had been understood that the club would be forced to compete in the Anoeta." Finishing the stadium in less than six weeks "will prove ...

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ATC Admits It Opened Grandstand Early

Australian Turf Club Chair John Cornish has admitted that Royal Randwick "should never have opened in April for the autumn carnival," according to Christian Nicolussi of the HERALD SUN. As the A$150M ($138M) Randwick renovations are officially completed this week -- three weeks ahead of schedule, bu ...

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Maracanã Could Ban Flags, Instruments

Brazilian football fans "could be banned from standing up, taking their shirts off, waving flags and playing musical instruments" at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. The move "is likely to cause an outcry in Brazil and confirm the fears of supporters ...

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