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Real President Florentino Pérez Lets New Name Of Club's Stadium Slip

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 20 / 14

Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez has been "caught on camera apparently revealing the future name of the club's revamped stadium as either 'IPIC Bernabeu' or 'CEPSA Bernabeu,'" according to Iain Rogers of REUTERS. Real last month agreed to a strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi fund Int'...

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The 10th edition of the IOC’s World Conference on Sport and the Environment officially got under way in Sochi host of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in February. Leading environmentalists, academics, government figures and sports experts will discuss a range of subjects, including Russian legac ...

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10/30/13
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10/30/13
Putin: Gay People Welcome At Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin, "seeking to defuse criticism over his treatment of Russia's gay community," said that "all people will be welcome in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics," according to Alexei Anishchuk of REUTERS. Putin told IOC President Thomas ...

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10/30/13
POCOG Unveils Paralympics Emblem

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10/30/13
JOC: IOC Unworried Over Fukushima Leaks

Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said that the IOC "is completely unfazed by the continued radioactive water leaks at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant," according to KYODO. PM Shinzo Abe told a global audience the Fukushima plant was "under control." Abe cl ...

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10/29/13
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that a "shortage of snow will not happen in Sochi Winter Olympic Games." During his meeting with visiting IOC President Thomas Bach, Putin said that "he hoped there will be more snow in Sochi." Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Kozak, who also participated in the ...

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10/29/13
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The Indian Olympic Association on Sunday sought to dilute the IOC's directive "to bar charge-framed persons from contesting elections and instead decided to refer such cases to the Ethics Commission of the IOA to take a decision," according to the PTI. The IOA, in a special General Body Meeting in N ...

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