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TalkTalk Pledges To Pass On Price Cuts To Customers In BT's Broadband

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 14

TalkTalk "has pledged to cut the price of fibre broadband for customers should regulatory proposals over access to BT’s network force the former telecoms incumbent to lower the wholesale cost," according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said that "prices for f...

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IOC: Sochi Ready For Games

The IOC said on Thursday the Russian city of Sochi would be ready to host the 2014 Winter Games and a national law banning "gay propaganda" did not violate the Olympic Charter, according to Maxin Shemetov of REUTERS. An IOC delegation said after inspecting facilities in the Black Sea resor ...

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09/27/13
DFB Against Senior Teams At Olympics

German Football Federation (DFB) President Wolfgang Niersbach "has rejected the wish of new IOC President Thomas Bach to have senior national football teams competing at Olympic Games," according to SPIEGEL ONLINE. Niersbach said that "it would not be possible organizationally and crush the other sp ...

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09/26/13
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Russian authorities "declared a state of emergency in Sochi and evacuated a village because of flooding and mudslides" less than five months before the city hosts the Winter Olympics, according to Danilova & Shemetov of REUTERS. Knee-high puddles in the city center "caused long traffic jams afte ...

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09/26/13
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09/26/13
Olympic Notes

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09/25/13
Cost Of Madrid 2020 Estimated

The full budget for the Madrid 2020 Olympics bid "is due to be made public soon," according to Bruno García Gallo of EL PAÍS. Estimates from official accounts and reports, as well as explanations from members of the bid team, have been compiled to estimate "the direct costs of the capi ...

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09/24/13
Tokyo 2020 A Chance To Revive Economy

With the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics headed to Tokyo, "many see the next seven years as a chance to revive the nation’s moribund economy," according to Kazuaki Nagata of the JAPAN TIMES. Expectations "are rising in a number of industries, not only construction, tourism and sporting go ...

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09/24/13
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09/23/13
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A top Indian Olympic official said that the suspended Indian Olympic Association "is running out of time to clean up its administration before next year's major sporting events," according to the AP. The IOA "was suspended in December last year for conducting elections declared illegal" by ...

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UK Agencies Take Lead After Tokyo Win

Tokyo’s winning bid for the 2020 Olympics "owes much to the work of the Havas consultancy Seven46 and Interpublic’s PR shop Weber Shandwick," according to MEDIA WEEK. Since the success of the 2012 London Games bid, U.K. agencies "have thrived as bid advisors for mega-sports events." Seve ...

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