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Kuwait Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against IOC Over Suspension

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 24 / 16

Kuwait filed a lawsuit in a Swiss court seeking $1B in damages from the IOC "over the suspension of its Olympic committee," according to the BBC. The IOC and FIFA suspended Kuwait in October "citing domestic laws that permit government interference in sports." But Kuwait said that "the IOC ban was i...

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