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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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Swansea City Plans Bigger Stadium

EPL club Swansea City has announced "plans to increase the capacity" of its Liberty Stadium by more than 12,000 seats in "another reflection of the boom in Welsh football," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. The current capacity of the Liberty Stadium is 20,500 with Swansea "submitting plans to t ...

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AFL Against Variable Ticket Pricing Plan

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Munich Olympic Park's $612M Renovation

The "forecast for the renovation costs of Munich's Olympic Park has reached a new high" with an estimated €469M ($612M), according to Thomas Schmidt of MERKUR ONLINE. It "already has been known that the renovation costs will be in the hundreds of millions." New estimates of the city suggest tha ...

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Qatar Organizing Committee Communication & Marketing Dir Nasser Al-Khater said that "Qatar is racing to develop efficient solar-powered cooling technology to counter the searing heat of the Middle Eastern summer in its stadiums during the 2022 football World Cup." Al-Khater also said that "the t ...

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Russia Warned Of High World Cup Costs

Several Russian cities hosting the 2018 World Cup "will have trouble finding the money" to build football stadiums and "improve transit links and other infrastructure," according to Lynn Berry of the AP. A report by U.S. ratings agency Standard & Poor has warned that seven of the 11 Russian host ...

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Leverkusen's 'Stadium Of The Future'

Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen "wants to set a new standard with its so-called 'Stadium of the Future,'" according to the SID. Bayer Leverkusen Managing Dir Wolfgang Holzhäuser presented the club's "new" BayArena in style on a little tablet PC and therefore gave the starting signal for a digi ...

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Lord's Cricket Gets Floodlight Approval

London's Lord’s Cricket Ground "will be able to use floodlights for another five years" through '19 after "getting planning permission from the local council," according to Christopher Elser of BLOOMBERG. Westminster City Council "approved the renewal for the lights," which had permission thro ...

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Brasilia World Cup Stadium Delayed

Officials said Monday that the Estadio Mane Garrincha Nacional in Brasilia, where the Confederations Cup is due to kick off in two months, "will not be officially opened until May 18 because rain has delayed the laying of the pitch," according to Anthony Boadle of REUTERS. Brasilia World Cup Secreta ...

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Merkel: Fair Tender For Qatar World Cup

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Qatar "to ensure a reliable legal framework for companies bidding for the multi-million dollar infrastructure projects" for the 2022 World Cup, according to Sarah Marsh of REUTERS. Merkel: "For the engagement of German companies in Qatar, it is very important th ...

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Serie A Sampdoria Reveals Stadium Plans

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