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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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06/12/14
Japan Sports Chief: Venue Review 'Inevitable'

Japan Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura said Wednesday that a review of the venue plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games is "inevitable" in the face of mounting costs, endorsing Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe's decision the previous day to launch it, according to KYODO. Shimomura, head of ...

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06/11/14
Tokyo 2020 Organizers To Review Plans

Japan's Olympics organizers said Tuesday that "they are reviewing their venue plans for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of concerns over rising costs," according to the AP. Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said that "the overall plan for the venues needs to be revised." Masuzoe said, "We must respond to conce ...

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06/11/14
Olympic Notes

The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee signed a partnership with Nielsen confirming the multinational company as the official market research supplier for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Nielsen will be responsible for providing information on public opinion and expectations in relation to the Games ( ...

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06/09/14
Rio Mayor Says Bay Won't Be Clean

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said that Guanabara Bay "won’t be clean in time for the 2016 Olympic sailing competition, breaking a promise made when the city won hosting rights in 2009," according to Biller & Spinetto of BLOOMBERG. Paes said, "I am sorry that we didn’t use the ga ...

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06/09/14
Tokyo Divided Over Stadium Plans

As Tokyo prepares to demolish the half-century old stadium that hosted the first Olympics in Asia, "debate is raging over whether the colossal, futuristic replacement planned for the 2020 Games will help revitalise or indelibly mar Japan's famous capital," according to Elaine Kurtenbach of the AP. T ...

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06/06/14
Developer Plans $9.7B Olympic Project

Japan developer Mori Building Co. "plans projects in central Tokyo" worth an estimated $9.7B with partners as the city prepares for the 2020 Olympics, according to Chu & Kuwako of BLOOMBERG. Mori President/CEO Shingo Tsuji said that Mori "plans to develop about 10 projects" over the next decade ...

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06/06/14
IOC To Contribute $250K Toward Memorial

The IOC will contribute up to $250,000 "toward a proposed memorial for the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre," according to Kassian Stroh of SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG. The Bavarian state government "has found a well-known supporter for the proposed memorial." The IOC's commitment "was revealed in a letter ...

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06/06/14
2017 Med Games Receives $16.3M

Catalonia regional government President Artur Mas and Tarragona, Spain Mayor Josep Fèlix Ballesteros presented an agreement on Thursday that will see the Catalonia regional government contribute more than €12M ($16.3M) to the 2017 Mediterranean Games, according to Rafael Morales of EL PE ...

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06/06/14
Olympic Notes

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee "set up an advisory council Thursday consisting of 170 people from various parts of society to make sure the Games are held comprehensively with an 'all-Japan' effort." Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori said that the council "was set up in order ...

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06/05/14
Report: Russian Mafia Blackmails Exec

The former head of Salzburg, Austria's bid committee for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Fedor Radmann, "was reportedly blackmailed by the Russian mafia," according to the KURIER. German newspaper "Bild am Sonntag" reported that Radmann "was blackmailed by the mafia and forced to resign in Jan. '07 after ...

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