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Former Player Sachin Tendulkar Calls Reducing Teams In World Cup To 10 'Unfair'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 05 / 15

Calling the Int'l Cricket Council's decision to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup "a backward step", former India captain Sachin Tendulkar said that "such a move is unfair to the Associate nations," according to the PTI. While the ICC "wants to curtail the number of teams participatin...

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Olympics Organizers Oppose Co-Hosting

The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in the South Korean resort town of PyeongChang said on Tuesday that "it is opposed to co-hosting the quadrennial competition with North Korea, rejecting a view expressed earlier by the governor of the host city's home province," according to Yoo ...

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Almaty, Beijing Submit Final Documents

The IOC received the candidature files of Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China), the two cities bidding to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Both cities are being encouraged to reflect the spirit of Olympic Agenda 2020 following the unanimous approval of the 40 recommendations at the 127th IOC S ...

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Athletes' Village To Be Hydrogen-Powered

The athletes village for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will be a futuristic "hydrogen town" where electricity and hot water are generated from the abundant element, a local newspaper reported Monday. Planners at the Tokyo metropolitan government want to use the opportunity of hosting the summer spo ...

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PyeongChang 2018 Eyes New Sponsorship

Organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics said Monday that "they expect a series of new sponsorship deals after a South Korean state audit revealed a huge shortfall in forecast revenue and snowballing borrowing," according to Lim Chang-Won of the AFP. Concern at the financial success of the ...

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Rio 2016 Scrutinized Over Scandal

Ever since Rio de Janeiro won the bid to host the 2016 Olympics five years ago, the game’s organizing committee “has faced growing scrutiny,” according to Samantha Pearson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Few could have imagined that “one of the committee’s biggest challenges wo ...

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Beijing's 2022 Bid To Boost Tourism

Officials said that the "growing public demand" for recreational winter sports driven by Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics will "significantly boost tourism to the Chinese capital," according to Sun Xiaochen of CHINA DAILY. Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development Deputy Dir Wan ...

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Rio Mayor: First Venues Ready In 2015

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes said that the first venues for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics "will be completed by August or September next year," according to the AFP.  Paes: “In our heads, the Olympics start next year. We will start to deliver the venues in August-September." Paes spoke to jo ...

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Olympic Notes

The IOC announced that the Instituto Cubano de Radio y Televisión (ICRT) has been awarded the exclusive broadcast rights in Cuba for Rio 2016. The agreement also means that the IOC has now completed all its broadcast agreements for Rio 2016. ICRT, Cuba’s state broadcaster, has acquired ...

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Mexico Hoping For Joint Olympic Bid

The "simple idea" of San Diego and Tijuana "jointly hosting the Olympics" arose nine years ago, but in '15 it could become a 'formal proposal," according to Carlos Cruz of LA AFICION. The Mexican Olympic Committee (COM) "is willing to talk with the U.S. with the goal of landing a bid for 2024." COM ...

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Scientists Find 'Super-Bacteria' In Rio

Scientists at a Rio de Janeiro research institute "have found what they call a new 'super-bacteria' that is resistant to antibiotics in the waters where sailors will compete in the Olympic sailing events in 2016," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Oswaldo Cruz Foundation officials said that the ...

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