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National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

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IOC Dismisses Proposal To Move Olympics

Related story: WC Switch May Force Olympics Move The IOC said that "it will not consider the European Club Association's proposal to move the 2022 Winter Olympics to accommodate the Qatar World Cup," according to WORLD FOOTBALL INSIDER. IOC Communications Dir Mark Adams said, " ...

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Cabinet Minister Could Head Tokyo 2020

The Japanese government "will likely appoint a cabinet minister to exclusively handle affairs related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, by increasing the maximum number of ministers by one," according to XINHUA. Currently, Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology Minister Hakub ...

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WC Switch May Force Olympics Move

Europe's top football clubs said that the 2022 Winter Olympics "may have to be rescheduled" in order to accommodate the World Cup in Qatar, according to Dan Roan of the BBC. It is expected that "the World Cup will be moved from summer to winter in 2022 to avoid high temperatures in Qatar." European ...

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Badminton To Make Paralympics Debut

Badminton will make its Paralympics debut in Tokyo in '20 after the Int'l Paralympic Committee on Tuesday "included it in the first batch of approved sports for the event," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Badminton, "hugely popular in Asia, is already an Olympic sport." IPC President Phili ...

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Argentina Considering Patagonia Bid

Argentina is "considering bidding for future Olympics, including offering the Patagonia region as a potential host of the Winter Games," according to the AP. With Buenos Aires set to host the Summer Youth Olympics in 2018, "Argentine officials believe that IOC reforms could enhance the country's cha ...

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OCA President Slams India Over Cricket

The head of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) "has launched a scathing attack on India over its refusal to enter a cricket team at the Asian Games, saying its decision was 'killing' the sport," according to Julian Linden of REUTERS. The Board of Control for Cricket in India said that its players "we ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

IOC Faces Waning Appeal For Hosts

Ever since the modern Olympic movement was founded more than a century ago, "it has been assumed that the world’s cities are desperate to host the games," according to the FINANCIAL TIMES. However, last year, Munich and St. Moritz, Switzerland "withdrew plans to lodge formal bids" with the IO ...

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Norway Withdraws Winter Olympics Bid

Olympics officials have "taken the rare step of publicly criticising Norway's decision to pull its bid to host the 2022 Winter Games, a decision that leaves only two cities left in the race," according to Blitz & Crouch of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The government of Norway withdrew the Oslo bid "for ...

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Olympic Notes

Indian boxer L. Sarita Devi "could face disciplinary action after being reported to Asian Olympic officials for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday." Sarita "refused to wear the medal when it was presented to her on Wednesday, taking it only in her hand before trying ...

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IPC To Discuss Tokyo 2020 Program

The Int'l Paralympic Committee governing board will meet in Berlin on Tuesday "to discuss which sports should be included" in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic program, according to the BBC. Twenty-four sports are in the running for '20, including the 22 that will feature at Rio 2016 "together with para-bad ...

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