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Polish Football Side Stomil Olsztyn Lines Up New Investor To Save Club

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 26 / 15

Polish football club Stomil Olsztyn "is close to bringing on board a new investor with the aim of putting club's finances into order and prevent the club going bankrupt," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. CEO Robert Kildanowicz: "There is an entity which wants to invest in St...

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01/21/15
Tokyo To Spend $380M On Hydrogen

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01/20/15
Agencies Support Hamburg's Olympic Bid

Twelve Hamburg-based agencies "are supporting the city's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics," according to Elke Jacob of HORIZONT. The agencies will develop a "citizen campaign" for the initiative "Feuer und Flamme" ("Fire and Flame"), which was ...

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01/19/15
PyeongChang Won't Split Winter Games

An official from the IOC said Friday that the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang "will not be split with another city, putting an end to speculation that the South Korean host would be asked to co-host the event in a cost-saving step," according to YONHAP. Gunilla Lindberg, head of the IOC Coordinatio ...

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01/16/15
Olympic Excitement On The Rise

The excitement in Hamburg for a potential bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics "is increasing," according to the SID. An NDR survey, conducted by Infratest Dimap, "showed that 62% are in favor of Hamburg hosting the Games, while 34% opposed the idea." Last September, only 53% "were in favor of the s ...

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Rio Games Tickets To Cost 'Bus Fare' Price

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IOC Opens 'Invitation Phase' For '24 Bids

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01/15/15
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01/14/15
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