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British Cycling Must Release Elite Riders Following Funding Cuts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 28 / 17

The Great Britain cycling team has been "told to lose as many as 20 riders in a funding review that even has the golden couple, Jason and Laura Kenny, under scrutiny," according to Matt Lawton of the London DAILY MAIL. British Cycling lost £4M in UK Sport funding in December and that led to ...

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IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday at the United Nations General Assembly that top refugee athletes with no home country to represent "will be allowed to compete at the 2016 Rio Games." A resolution, which was supported by 180 out of the 193 U.N. member states, "calls for the Olympic Truce to ...

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Olympic Success Would Bring Bright Future

The Rugby World Cup was a "chastening experience for the USA Eagles, who were beaten in every match, but the 2016 Olympics could give renewed momentum to the United States' fastest growing sport," according to Alex Dobuzinskis of REUTERS. Ranked "a modest 16th in the traditional 15-strong format of ...

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Olympic Venue Will Be Ready In 2018

The Int'l Ski Federation (FIS) has “no doubt” that the downhill venue for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will be ready in time to host a test event in February "despite massive construction delays," according to the AP. FIS said Friday that "the Austrian manufacturer who is building the g ...

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Polo Teams To Send 'Their Best'

World polo has confirmed that it would send "its best players to the Olympics if the sport was one day to participate in the Games, but an age cap hasn't been ruled out," according to Rod Gilmour of the London TELEGRAPH. The Federation of Int'l Polo recently submitted an application to be included o ...

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Spain's CSD To Contribute $3.8M

Spanish Superior Sports Council (CSD) President Miguel Cardenal and Tarragona Mayor Josep Félix Ballesteros on Thursday signed an agreement in which the CSD will provide €3.4M ($3.8M) of funding for the 2017 Mediterranean Games, according to MUNDO DEPORTIVO. This economic ...

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IOC Awards Rights To CBC/Radio-Canada

The IOC announced that CBC/Radio-Canada has been awarded the exclusive broadcast rights in Canada for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, and the 2024 Olympics, the host city of which has yet to be elected. IOC President Thomas Bach said, "CBC/Radio-Canada is a strong supporter of sport in Canada. We ...

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ICC Explores Cricket As Olympic Sport

Int'l Cricket Council CEO David Richardson said that the ICC will "explore the prospect of the game becoming an Olympic sport," according to the AFP. Richardson said a meeting next month with the IOC would be "exploratory in nature." Richardson: "The plan is to meet them at this stage in mid-No ...

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Coe Announces Olympic Athletics Dividend

IAAF President Sebastian Coe announced to IAAF member federations full details concerning the IAAF Olympic Athletics Dividend which offers $25,000 every year to each national federation to assist their development. Athletics’ premier position in the Olympic movement secures the IAAF the larges ...

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ECB Chief Calls For Olympic Inclusion

England & Wales Cricket Board Chair Colin Graves has "insisted cricket should be part of the Olympics, opening the way for the sport's possible inclusion" in the 2024 Games, according to Lawrence Booth of the London DAILY MAIL. Graves's predecessor, Giles Clarke, "always resisted the move, ...

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IOC Agrees On Drug Testing System

In a shake-up, Olympic leaders agreed that "testing should be independent of sports organizations and urged the World Anti-Doping Agency to take over the responsibility on a global level," according to the AP. In a separate decision, the IOC said that competitions run by int'l federations or nationa ...

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