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Russia Will Face Sanctions Despite Anti-Doping Measures, IOC CEO Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 23 / 17

Russia "made it a crime to facilitate doping, devoted more money to drug-testing the nation’s athletes and laid out a plan to establish mandatory antidoping education classes," according to Rebecca R. Ruiz of the N.Y. TIMES. Russia President Vladimir Putin called those changes -- inspired by t...

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Tokyo Organizers Discuss Food Waste

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06/06/17
Badminton England To Appeal Funding Cuts

Great Britain badminton execs are "set to appeal against the decision to cut the sport's funding for the Tokyo Olympics," according to BT SPORT. UK Sport on Friday announced a £345M ($446M) National Lottery and government-funded investment in Olympic and Paralympic sports for the next four yea ...

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06/05/17
IOC Expected To Add 3-On-3 Basketball

A full list of 2020 Tokyo Olympics medal events will be finalized by the IOC exec board next week, "one month ahead of schedule," according to the AP. Among "more than 60 proposals," 3-on-3 basketball is an "expected favorite" after all were analyzed by an IOC advisory panel. The decision is due on ...

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06/05/17
Hotel Will Not Remove Nanjing Denial Books

A Japanese hotelier who denies that a '37 massacre by Japanese troops in Nanjing, China, ever took place has "no intention" of removing books with his revisionist views from his hotels during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. Tokyo-based hotel and real estate de ...

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06/01/17
Tokyo 2020 Reaches Cost Agreement

Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics reached a "broad agreement" on Wednesday on the "allocation of costs for the 2020 Games" with the "metropolitan, national and local governments of the seven prefectures and four other cities hosting events," according to the AP. Governments outside of Tokyo that ...

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06/01/17
Olympic Notes

Australian Olympic Committee Media Dir Mike Tancred will be " severely reprimanded " for his behavior toward former CEO Fiona de Jong, the AOC said. An independent committee "handed down its determination" into de Jong's complaint on Wednesday. The committee found that Tancred's conduct "did not r ...

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05/31/17
Bettman Reaffirms No Olympic Break

Using his "most emphatic language to date," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Monday said that the league "will not take a break next season to allow players to participate" in the 2018 PyeongChang Games, according to Helene Elliott of the L.A. TIMES. Bettman added that the 2018 All-Star Game has bee ...

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05/26/17
PyeongChang 2018 To Open First Shop

The "first official shop of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games will open in the South Korean capital this week," selling licensed merchandise associated with the event, local organizers said on Thursday, according to YONHAP. The store will open to the public on Friday at Lotte Department Store's Myeo ...

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05/25/17
Olympic Organizers Aim To Keep Peace

As preparations "accelerate" for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, "sporting relations on the divided Korean Peninsula in recent years have seldom appeared more amicable," according to Jeré Longman of the N.Y. TIMES. Last month, North Korea sent its women's national hockey team to play a match i ...

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