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Labour Party Floats Levy On EPL TV Rights To Support Grassroots Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 14

Britain's Labour Party has accused Premier League clubs of "not contributing enough to grassroots football and suggested that they may be compelled to pay a levy on revenue from television rights," according to Pickard & Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman "is a...

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11/11/13
Munich '22 Bid Ruled Out By Referendum

Munich "will not bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after failing to win the support of the local population in a referendum on whether to bid for the Games," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Munich Mayor Christian Ude said the '22 bid "had failed" after all four regions, including the Alpine ...

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11/11/13
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11/08/13
Sochi Investors Seek Government Help

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11/08/13
U.N. Tells Russia To Stop Discrimination

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Russia To Take Torch On Space Walk

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