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Former Player Sachin Tendulkar Calls Reducing Teams In World Cup To 10 'Unfair'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 05 / 15

Calling the Int'l Cricket Council's decision to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup "a backward step", former India captain Sachin Tendulkar said that "such a move is unfair to the Associate nations," according to the PTI. While the ICC "wants to curtail the number of teams participatin...

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Paris Eyes Bid For 2024 Olympic Games

Paris "will begin its oui-ou-non? debate about hosting the 2024 Olympics in earnest on Thursday when a detailed feasibility study will be presented to politicians at City Hall," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. The French "are understandably wary after three failed bids, most recently t ...

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FIS: PyeongChang Test Events In Doubt

Int'l Ski Federation (FIS) President Gian Franco-Kasper said that it is "almost impossible" that ski and snowboard test events for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics scheduled for next year will go ahead as planned, according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. The longtime president and influential IOC member ...

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Atlético To Wear Baku 2015 Logo

Atlético Madrid will wear the logo of Baku 2015, the first European games, according to NEWS.AZ. Azerbaijan has been a sponsor of Atlético since Jan. '13. The club has "always wanted to share the most significant historical moments" for Azerbaijan. Atlético players wore the Baku ...

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Rio To Spend $127M On Olympic Security

Rio de Janeiro’s Ministry of Justice has announced that the city will spend R$350 million on security for the 2016 Olympic Games over the three years of preparation for the event. Around R$100 million of that budget have already been spent on new equipment. Andrei Passos, Jose Beltrame ...

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Oligarchs Unload Sochi Olympics Assets

Russia "vowed to pay for what became the most expensive Olympics of all time by getting super-rich private investors to take the cost from the state," according to Nataliya Vasilyeva of the AP. Instead, as the first anniversary of those Games approaches, "at least two of those oligarchs are quietly ...

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IOC: New Sports To Be Decided In 2016

IOC VP John Coates said that the decision on which and how many new sports will be added to the slate for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics "will be determined next year, just before the start of the Rio Games," according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. Program changes approved by the IOC late last year "al ...

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Olympic Notes

Fifty families "still refuse to make way" for the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro 18 months before the Olympic Games begin. The land conflict in Vila Autodromo, "which feels like a ghost town" with 90% of its residents gone, "shows the underside of Rio's attempt to use the 2016 Olympic Games to moder ...

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Bubka: Changes Won't Affect Athletics

Int'l Association of Athletics Federations presidential candidate Sergey Bubka said that athletics "will retain its prominent position despite changes" to the Olympic program that could see fewer events but more sports, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The Ukrainian "is taking on" Britain's ...

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IPC Announces Tokyo 2020 Program

The Int'l Paralympic Committee announced that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 22 sports, with badminton and taekwondo included for the first time. The IPC Governing Board approved a further six sports for inclusion in the Games, adding to the 16 sports that were ratified and announced a ...

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Para-Cycling To Find Out Paralympic Fate

Para-cycling "will find out on Saturday whether it will be part of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic programme," according to the BBC. The final decision on sports for the Games "will be made at an International Paralympic Committee governing board meeting in Abu Dhabi." In October, 16 sports "had their pla ...

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