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British Cycling's Medical Supplier Refuses To Cooperate With Investigation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 22 / 17

The "storm engulfing Team Sky and British Cycling erupted again on Monday," according to Matt Lawton of the London DAILY MAIL. It emerged that the medical supplier that sent a batch of a banned substance to British Cycling's HQ "has refused to co-operate with the governing body's own investigation."...

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Cricket Australia's Top Participation Sport

Cricket "returned fire" on the Australian Football League's expansion to a national women’s competition, "overtaking the football code to emerge as the country’s most popular participation sport," according to Scott Walsh of THE ADVERTISER. A National Cricket Census, released by Cricket ...

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Schiller Leaves America's Cup Post

Former USOC Exec Dir Harvey Schiller will focus on baseball’s return to the Olympics, USA Team Handball and a long-delayed shoulder replacement surgery once he steps down from his job as commercial commissioner of America’s Cup on Aug. 31. Schiller is leaving the body nine months before ...

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Coe Wants Bolt To Develop Athletics

Usain Bolt "is to be offered a job for life in athletics when he hangs up his golden spikes," according to Alex Spink of the London DAILY MIRROR. The world’s fastest man "waved goodbye to the Olympics" on Saturday. His iconic status in Rio "also highlighted the massive hole he will l ...

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World Rugby Probing Listening Device

World Rugby is "taking seriously the discovery of a listening device in the All Blacks' hotel in Sydney," according to Patrick McKendry of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. A spokesperson for the sport's governing body said that he could not speculate "on the particulars of the case," now being investigated b ...

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AFL Alters Draft Bidding System

Northern clubs in the Australian Football League will no longer be able to activate "hidden picks" during the draft in order to access academy players, according to Emma Quayle of THE AGE. The AFL "ruled that the number of selections a club holds going into the national draft must match the number o ...

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Coe Says No Deadline For Russia's Return

With a world championship "looming" in '17, IAAF President Sebastian Coe "is not setting a deadline for Russia's return" to int'l competition, according to the AFP. Coe enforced a ban on Russia last November "after an independent World Anti-Doping Agency report unveiled systematic state-sponsor ...

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NRL Could Hold Matches In Hawaii

Officials from National Rugby League clubs and rugby league HQ "are in talks to bring the competition to Hawaii," according to Jeremy Pierce of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. With a "190-strong contingent from the University of Hawaii’s" American football team arriving in Sydney on Sunday ah ...

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IAAF President Praises Sport

IAAF President Sebastian Coe gave "a ringing endorsement" to the Olympic athletics program on Saturday, acclaiming a "remarkable week" that showed athletics is "alive and incredibly strong," according to Mitch Phillips of REUTERS. Coe accepted there had been "disappointing crowds and scheduling ...

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SRU Elects Dee Bradbury As VP

When Dee Bradbury was voted as VP of the Scottish Rugby Union, she became "the governing body's first female president in two years' time," according to Iain Morrison of the SCOTSMAN. Bradbury will "take over the top job" in '18 when new President Rob Flockhart steps down. Bradbury is a "former ...

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CBA Clubs Joining NBL Preseason

The National Basketball League has "continued its successful partnership with the China Basketball Association," according to Roy Ward of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The CBA will send Zhejiang CB Golden Bulls and Tianjin Ronggang Gold Lions to next month's NBL preseason tournament "which will no ...

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