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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 26 / 14

The Greek Super League elected Asteras Tripolis President GIORGOS BOROVILOS as president on Monday "after he secured 13 votes out of the 16 teams in the league," with Panthrakikos President DIMITRIS TZELEPIS elected as his deputy ( REUTERS, 11/25 ). ... The NBA announced that JAN MENNEKEN h...

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The Singapore Table Tennis Association said that Singapore-born table tennis players who make it to the Olympics "will no longer have to worry about funding their tertiary education." The STTA "announced the establishment of the STTA-Dr Tahir & Associates Future Ready Trust Fund on Monday mornin ...

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06/09/14
India Threatened ICC Break Away

India "forced a revamp" of the Int'l Cricket Council by "threatening the world body with forming a breakaway faction," according to the AP. Board of Control for Cricket in India Secretary Sanjay Patel said, “We were criticised and a lot of them did not agree but we told them that if India did ...

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06/09/14
IOA President: We Need To Change

The Indian Olympic Association "is keen to instil a sense of commitment amongst all National Sports Federations," according to THE HINDU. IOA President N. Ramachandran said that "it was high time to ensure transparency and greater accountability in the functioning of the NSFs." Ramachandran: "We nee ...

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06/09/14
NRL Considering External Draft

National Rugby League side South Sydney CEO Shane Richardson and Newcastle Recruitment Manager Peter Mulholland believe that an external draft "would help reduce the massive development costs incurred by some clubs," according to Brad Walter of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. A special report revealed th ...

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06/06/14
Cricket's Hierarchy Opposes T20

The cricket boards of Australia and England "have dealt a potentially hammer blow" to a proposed Indian Premier League-style women's T20 tournament, according to Chris Barrett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The league "hoped to pay top female players" as much as A$40,000 ($37,000) for a 12-day event. ...

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06/06/14
New ASADA Boss In Favor Of Review

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority CEO Ben McDevitt said that he would "support an all-encompassing 'lessons learnt' review of the body that has been increasingly scrutinised" through Australian Football League and National Rugby League inquiries, according to Samantha Lane of THE AGE. Fronting ...

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06/06/14
WBBL Launched In The U.K.

The British Basketball League and England Basketball announced the next stage of developing the women's game through the launch of the Women's British Basketball League. The WBBL will form the top flight of women's club basketball in the U.K. from the '14-15 season. Comprised of the existing eight D ...

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Fourteen national federations of the World Baseball Softball Confederation have created the Francophone Association of Baseball Softball (AFBS) to promote the sport in French-speaking territories. It will be headquartered in Paris. The federations are Belgium, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory ...

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06/05/14
NRL To Discuss Insurance For Players

National Rugby League officials "will discuss plans to move towards a national insurance scheme when they meet with the Rugby League Players' Association on Tuesday," according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. One of the main items on the official agenda "relates to insurance -- pla ...

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FIS To Discuss New Slalom Format

The Int'l Ski Federation (FIS) "is discussing the idea of slalom with three runs during its biannual congress," according to Stefan Sigwarth of the KURIER. The congress, which is taking place in Barcelona until Friday, "will also award the 2019 world championships in Nordic, Alpine and Freestyle Ski ...

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