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Channel Ten Interested In Australian Football League Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 27 / 14

Channel Ten "has signalled its interest in bidding" for the next Australian Football League broadcast rights, "even if the AFL decides it wants a 10-year agreement," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan "has floated the prospect of an extended deal," with the present five-yea...

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Sochi Olympic Social Media Ban Possible

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11/12/13
Sports Academy Planned For Sochi

Two hockey arenas for the 2014 Sochi Olympics "will be converted into a children’s winter sports academy after the Games," according to R-SPORT. The plan "stems from a suggestion" made by President Vladimir Putin in April to create a facility at the Olympic Park “so children can live and ...

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11/12/13
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Stockholm is "bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympics," the Swedish Olympic Committee said on Monday. The Swedish capital staged the 1912 Summer Games and a successful bid for '22 "would mean Stockholm becoming the first city to stage both the winter and summer Olympics."  The Swedish capital ...

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11/11/13
Sochi Dares World To Outdo Torch Relay

If any country "can surpass Russia's achievement of sending the Olympic torch on a spacewalk," Sochi 2014 Winter Games Organizing Committee President Dmitry Chernyshenko "would like to see them try," according to R-SPORT. In "what has already become one of the most enduring images" associated with F ...

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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
Sochi 2014 Olympic Tickets Unveiled

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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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11/07/13
Russia To Take Torch On Space Walk

Two Russian cosmonauts "will take the Olympic torch on its first space walk this week in a spectacular showcase" for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, according to Alissa de Carbonnel of REUTERS. For safety reasons, "the torch will not be lit." That "may be a relief for Russia," as the flame has gone out man ...

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