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IOC Extending Provisional Measures Against Russia Over Doping Scandal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 08 / 16

The IOC said that it extended provisional measures against Russia over its doping scandal "until further notice" pending the evaluation of a World Anti-Doping Agency-commissioned report, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The measures, first imposed on July 19 following the publication o...

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$11.2M For Paris 2024 Bid

France Sport Secretary of State Thierry Braillard announced on Wednesday that €10M ($11.2M) will be “allocated to the Paris 2024 bid,” according to L'EQUIPE. The funds “will come from the National Center of Sport Development,” whose budget for ’16 is estimated at & ...

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Rome 2024 Unveils Bid Website

An official Rome 2024 website went live on Tuesday as organizers "seek to boost the publicity surrounding their bid," according to Nick Butler of INSIDE THE GAMES. The website, which at this stage is a "teaser site," is accessible here , with much more content due to be rolled out over coming ...

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Olympic Notes

The IOC will invest $600,000 to support a United Nations Women project seeking to improve the lives of young women in Brazil through sport. The "One Win Leads to Another" initiative will initially help 2,500 girls aged 12-14 in 50 schools across the state of Rio de Janeiro, with the hope that the mo ...

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PyeongChang 2018 Partners With SK Group

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games signed an official domestic sponsorship agreement with SK Group. Under the agreement, SK Group will become an official partner for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for the "semiconductors an ...

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Tokyo 2020 Wants Five New Sports

Leagues and governing federations of the five new possible Olympic sports were quick to cheer the Tokyo Olympic committee’s proposal to expand the 2020 Olympic program, though final decisions will not be made until next August. Tokyo organizers on Monday proposed 18 new med ...

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Japan Sports Minister Resigns

Japan Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura, a close conservative ally of PM Shinzo Abe, "has tendered his resignation over the scrapping of plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics centerpiece stadium after a cost blowout," according to Sieg & Kaneko of REUTERS. Shimomura told a post-cabinet meeting news ...

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'We're Ready' Says Rome's Bid Chair

Since Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced Rome's bid for the 2024 Olympics last year, the details have been "something of a mystery," according to Andrew Dampf of the AP. However, bid chair Luca Cordero di Montezemolo revealed a list of "iconic venues" that will take "full advantage of Rome's his ...

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Human Rights Groups Attack IOC

Human rights groups accused the IOC on Thursday of "failing to include explicit requirements on human rights in the host city contract for the 2024 Summer Olympics," according to the AP. The IOC, meanwhile, said that it was "surprised" by the criticism and insisted that the contract does "expli ...

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POCOC Pegs IPC To Sell Int'l Rights

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee appointed the Int'l Paralympic Committee to act as the exclusive sales agent for int'l broadcast rights for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Under the terms of the IPC-IOC agreement, a Games Organizing Committee is responsi ...

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German Ministers Expect Economic Boost

The economy ministers of German states Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein "are expecting an economic boost for Northern Germany from possible Olympic Games in '24," according to the SID. Hamburg Economic Senator Frank Horch: "In addition to the tourism in the North, the construction industry would hugel ...

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