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German City Of Freiburg To Hold Public Referendum On Construction Of New Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 18 / 14

Related stories: Freiburg delays decision on stadium site The German city of Freiburg "has set the timetable for a public referendum regarding the proposed new stadium," according to the SWR. The proposed new home of Bundesliga side SC Freiburg is expected to have a capacity of...

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British Volunteers To Get Olympic Money

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Rio Employees Fired For Stealing

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IOC And IOA On Collision Course

The Indian Olympic Association is objecting to the IOC's "dictate" that it should "hold its election due next month under the supervision of the world body," according to the PTI. The IOC had written two letters stating that "the election process of the IOA would have to be held in strict compliance ...

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Island Disputes Could Affect Tokyo 2020

The vote to determine the host of the 2020 Olympic Games is less than one year away, and Tokyo's chances of landing the event "could slip away in the wake of Japan's ongoing involvement in island disputes with South Korea, China, Russia and Taiwan," according to Gallagher & Odeven of THE JAPAN T ...

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No Track-Side Ads In Olympic Venues

A senior IOC official revealed that leading sponsors will "not be allowed to advertise their brands at Olympic venues" as they could when the sites were used for the Paralympics, according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. IOC Dir General Christophe De Kepper said the 11 global sponsors of the Games were ha ...

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LOCOG Withholds G4S Olympic Payment

Security firm G4S has not been paid for its Olympic Games contract since July 13, shortly after it emerged that it "was unable to provide enough security guards for the Games," according to Kuchler & Warrell of the FINANCIAL TIMES. LOCOG CEO Paul Deighton told MPs the company had been paid &poun ...

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Huge Crowd Cheers British Olympians

London Mayor Boris Johnson described Monday's Olympic Parade in the streets of London as the "final tear sodden juddering climax" to a summer of sport, according to Alice Philipson of the London TELEGRAPH. Johnson praised the athletes for "bringing the nation together," as athletes aboard floats rec ...

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Coe In Running For BOA Chair

LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe is set to become the next chairman of the British Olympic Association after confirming he "would accept an invitation to stand for the position," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. The move is Coe's first step to building up a portfolio of roles that "will all ...

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Minister Says Brazil Is Ready For Events

Brazil Deputy Sports Minister Luis Fernandes, who attended the Paralympic Closing Ceremony Sunday, predicted that "national pride would ensure the Games in Rio de Janeiro would be every bit as successful as London," according Martyn Herman of REUTERS. Fernandes said, "I think it has made things more ...

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LOCOG Sponsor Ads Say 'Thank You'

A timely and succinct press ad from LOCOG sponsor BT "appeared to capture public sentiment" Monday, declaring "London, take a bow," according to Arif Durrani of CAMPAIGN LIVE. The copy in the double page Metro ad celebrates the successes of Team GB’s Paralympic and Olympic athletes, tallying ...

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