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AOC Will Submit To Independent Review Of Workplace Practices

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 27 / 17

The Australian Olympic Committee will "submit to an independent review of its workplace practices prompted by a series of complaints by former staff" -- but "not explicitly" into claims made against "controversial" President John Coates -- it was resolved at a "crisis" board meeting on Wednesday, ac...

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Paris 2024 Awarded Sustainability Certificate

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British Cycling To Cut Elite Riders

The Great Britain cycling team has been "told to lose as many as 20 riders in a funding review that even has the golden couple, Jason and Laura Kenny, under scrutiny," according to Matt Lawton of the London DAILY MAIL. British Cycling lost £4M in UK Sport funding in December and that led to ...

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AOC Experiencing Power Struggle

The "battle for control" of Australia’s Olympic movement is being fought "against the backdrop of a bitter dispute" between the Australian Olympic Committee and a former long-serving exec who tried to modernize its practices, according to Chip Le Grand of THE AUSTRALIAN. Former AOC CEO Fiona d ...

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ZA Sport To Provide Russia's Kits

The Russian Olympic Committee signed an agreement with ZA Sport, by Moscow-based designer Anastasia Zadorina, "after ending its longtime cooperation with sports brand Bosco," according to TASS. The agreement "makes Zadorina responsible for the Russian Olympic team's outfits for the next eight y ...

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Great Britain 's ability to win future Paralympic wheelchair tennis medals is "at risk" after having its funding cut by UK Sport ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games. The sport received £1,925,270 for the Rio cycle and the team won six medals, including men's singles Gold for Gordon Reid. But UK ...

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IOC Hopeful NHL Players Will Play In '18

The IOC was "hopeful" negotiations with the NHL would "eventually be successful," allowing the world's best players to compete at next year's PyeongChang Winter Games, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The NHL players' participation is "traditionally a thorny issue for the Olympics."&nb ...

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Gary Bettman Takes Hard Line

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Bridgestone Becomes IOC Model Sponsor

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Anti-Doping Costs Sport $300M Each Year

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