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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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04/26/13
Putin Says No To Winter Time At Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that "Russia will not revert to winter time ahead of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi," according to Gennedy Fyodorov of REUTERS. Fans "have complained of the difficulty of following sporting events," such as football's Champions League, taking place ...

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04/26/13
Olympic Notes

The Moscow region transportation department on Wednesday "received the first 10 buses to be used at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, out of a total of 709" ordered from Russian commercial vehicles manufacturer GAZ Group. At the beginning of '13, GAZ Group and the state-owned bus company Mostransavto signed ...

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04/25/13
McIlroy May Play For Ireland In Olympics

Golfer Rory McIlroy "is almost certain to play for Ireland and not Great Britain at the next Olympics," according to Karl MacGinty of the IRISH INDEPENDENT. The golfer's dilemma over who to represent at the 2016 Games was resolved Tuesday when world ruling body, the Royal & Ancien ...

Tags: Olympics, United Kingdom

04/25/13
London Games Ticket Prices Critcized

The high cost of tickets for Olympic medal sessions in athletics, track cycling and swimming "has been criticised by the London Assembly," according to SKY NEWS. In a report called The Price Of Gold, the Assembly's economy committee said that "there are lessons to be learned for future sporting eve ...

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04/23/13
ASC Cuts Funds For Swimming, Athletics

Swimming, the long-term flag-bearer of Australia's Olympic campaign, "is no longer a protected species when it comes to government funding decisions," according to Nicole Jeffery of THE AUSTRALIAN. The Australian Sports Commission demonstrated that "by cutting support for both banner Olymp ...

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04/23/13
Boston Attack Raises Questions In Sochi

The involvement of ethnic Chechens in the Boston Marathon bombing "has drawn security to the forefront of public concern in Russia, particularly with regards to the nation’s upcoming sports competitions," according to Kristen Blyth of the MOSCOW NEWS. Russia will play host to three major sport ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia

04/19/13
Russia Bans Illegal Building In Sochi

The Russian government "imposed a ban on all new building in Sochi to fight the illegal construction of apartments and hotels" in the city preparing to hold the 2014 Winter Olympics, according to the MOSCOW TIMES. Governor Alexander Tkachyov said that "the ban was necessary because more than 800 bui ...

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04/19/13
Olympic Notes

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04/18/13
Barcelona, IOC Partner For Youth Cup

FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell and IOC President Jacques Rogge Wednesday signed an agreement between the two organizations that will help create the Olympafrica FutbolNet Cup, a series of football tournaments for 12- to 15-year-old children in 23 African countries, according to MUNDO DEPORTIVO ...

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04/18/13
H&M To Clothe Swedish Olympians

Fashion firm H&M will clothe Sweden's Olympic teams during the Winter and Summer Games, "bringing a global audience for a growing line of sportswear from a company best known for budget frocks and style accessories," according to Anna Ringstrom of REUTERS. H&M plans to expand its sports ...

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