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Words To Live By: Quotes Of The Year, Part One

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 22 / 14

No matter how the criminals may justify their actions, there is no justification for crimes committed against civilians, especially against women and children. -- Russian President Vladimir Putin , after suicide bombers killed more than 30 people in Volgograd. I am the master of my socia...

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12/22/14
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F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said Friday night that "he is determined to force through cost cuts on Formula One teams after the failure of talks on Thursday." Two teams -- Caterham and Marussia -- "have gone bust in the past two months and Ecclestone said their demise has been fuelled by this year&rsquo ...

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12/19/14
Match-Fixing Law Doesn't Go Far Enough

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12/19/14
Ecclestone Pushes For Engine Changes

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "will make a further attempt to cut the sport’s costs," according to Ian Parkes of the PA. Much of the blame for the financial crisis that engulfed F1 last season, forcing Marussia out of business and Caterham into administration, "was laid at the door of the new V6 en ...

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12/19/14
FIBA Says JBA Facing Serious Issues

FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann "repeatedly stated that the Japan Basketball Association’s 'lack of vision' is a fundamental problem stunting the sport’s development throughout the nation," according to Ed Odeven of the JAPAN TIMES. Baumann spoke with "an authoritative tone about ...

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12/18/14
PCB To Donate Proceeds To Families

Pakistan "will donate all proceeds from Wednesday's one-day international with New Zealand to the victims of this week's Peshawar school massacre," according to the BBC. The Pakistani Taliban attacked the Army Public School in the city on Tuesday, which resulted in at least 141 deaths. The Pakistan ...

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12/17/14
Dick Pound To Investigate Allegations

Former World Anti-Doping Agency President Dick Pound will "head an independent commission investigating allegations of systematic doping and cover-ups in Russia," according to the PA. The lawyer will chair the three-man commission and will be joined by a "fellow Canadian, Professor Richard McLaren, ...

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12/17/14
Ecclestone Wins Battle For F1 Control

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone has won his battle to retain control of Formula 1 after ex-Diageo CEO Paul Walsh “walked away from plans to become chairman of the F1 board,” according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. F1’s major shareholder CVC Capital Partners co-Founder Donald Mack ...

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12/17/14
Supreme Court Asks BCCI For List

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India to "place before it a list of administrators and players having various commercial interests," including in Indian Premier League and the Champions League, according to the PTI. The court sought the information when the ...

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12/17/14
League Notes

An investigation involving the Brazilian national volleyball federation (CBV) has “created a funding shortage for a sport that’s being counted on to contribute the most medals” for the country at South America’s first Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Last week, the Brazilian compt ...

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12/16/14
F1 Sees Interest Decline In Germany

F1 "is experiencing increasing resistance from fans in Germany," according to the SID. A representative survey, conducted by Nuremberg-based research institute puls, found that 31% of Germans who have a general interest in sports "do not care about F1." A further 39% said that "their interest in the ...

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