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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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04/11/13
India Remains Banned From IOC

India "appears no closer to a return to the Olympic fold" as officials from the country's Olympic association and sports ministry "bicker over a controversial government sports code," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. The IOC banned the country after refusing to recognize the results of India ...

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04/11/13
Istanbul, Squash Atop Olympics Poll

The isportconnect 2020 Olympic Games poll asked, “Which bidding city do you think should host the 2020 Olympics?” and “Which sport do you think should be included in the 2020 Olympics?” with Instanbul and squash being the top responses, according to ISPORTCONNECT. After four ...

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04/10/13
IOC Considering Additional Events For Rio

With three years until the Rio Games, 3-on-3 basketball and BMX freestyle "are trying to join the Olympics," according to Graham Dunbar of the AP. The IOC is assessing possible extra events, teams and athletes for Brazil after the successful London Games, "with one of the deepest wish lists" co ...

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04/10/13
New Boss For Swimming Australia

Swimming Australia's new High-Performance Dir Michael Scott "has vowed that all swimmers, coaches and staff on the national team will be held to the same high standards of behaviour once he takes the helm next month," according to Nicole Jeffery of THE AUSTRALIAN. Scott: "There will be one ...

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04/10/13
Olympic Notes

Well-known Japanese anime character "Doraemon" on Friday was appointed the nation's first special ambassador in support of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ( XINHUA, 4/9 ). ... The Pakistan Olympic Association condemned the "unauthorized and illegal elections of the Sindh ...

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04/08/13
CSI Writes IOC About Corrupt System

Clean Sports India, a movement for corruption-free sports in the country, on Friday wrote to the IOC, accusing acting Indian Olympic Association President V.K. Malhotra "of protecting corrupt and inefficient system under the garb of 'autonomy,'" according to the PTI. In a letter to IOC President Jac ...

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04/05/13
AOC Hires Three Women In Gender Shift

The campaign for gender equity on Australian sports boards "gained momentum" Thursday when the Australian Olympic Committee announced "three women Olympians were to join its board," according to Nicole Jeffery of THE AUSTRALIAN. The AOC exec board "will approach gender parity" when Nicole Livingston ...

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04/05/13
Sochi Investor Wants Tax Rebates

A key investor in Russia's 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics "is lobbying the government to offer tax rebates for the companies operating in Sochi to help offset the rising costs" of the Games, according to the MOSCOW TIMES. Sergei Bachin, general director of Roza Khutor, which is building a ski resort, a ...

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04/05/13
IOA: Sports Ministry Slowing Return

The Indian Olympic Association "has sought directions from its world parent body on how to resolve the country's ban from the Olympic movement after a crucial joint meeting was postponed for the second time in two months due to the stand-off between the IOA and the government," according to the PTI. ...

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04/04/13
IOA Postpones Scheduled IOC Meeting

The "continuing stand-off" between India's government and sports administrators over a controversial Sports Code resulted "in the postponement of a crucial joint meeting with the IOC, delaying India's re-entry into the Olympic movement," according to the PTI. The meeting, scheduled to be held at the ...

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