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Labour Party Floats Levy On EPL TV Rights To Support Grassroots Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 14

Britain's Labour Party has accused Premier League clubs of "not contributing enough to grassroots football and suggested that they may be compelled to pay a levy on revenue from television rights," according to Pickard & Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman "is a...

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12/07/12
Olympic Notes

The IOC said that it has opened an investigation into a South Korean footballer who displayed a "controversial sign" while celebrating the country's Bronze Medal at the London Olympics. The IOC said that it has formed a disciplinary commission to investigate the case of Park Jong-woo ( YONHAP, 12/ ...

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12/06/12
IOA Defies IOC, Holds Election

The Indian Olympic Association went ahead with its Annual General Meeting and elections Wednesday, "defying the ban imposed by the IOC," according to the PTI. IOA acting President V.K. Malhotra said, "The house unanimously decided that we did not do anything wrong by going ahead with the election pr ...

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12/06/12
Dubai To Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

UAE National Olympic Committee Finance Dir Abdulrahman Falaknaz said that Dubai will bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics "as soon as an expected go-ahead from the government comes through," according to Andy Mitten of THE NATIONAL. Falaknaz said, "Our bidding has started already. The UAE has the i ...

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12/06/12
London Games Called A 'Good Value'

The U.K. government's spending watchdog has “hailed” the $14.5B of public money spent on the London Games “as good value, but said strong leadership is needed if promised legacy benefits are to be realized,” according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. The National Audit ...

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12/06/12
Olympics Notes

The IOC revealed four 2004 Athens Olympic medalists, including Ukraine's shot put champion Yuriy Bilonog, have been "stripped of their medals after retested samples from eight years ago were positive." The other athletes are Russian shot putter Svetlana Krivelyova, Belarus discus thrower Irina Yatch ...

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12/05/12
IOC Bans Indian Olympic Association

The IOC exec board has suspended the Indian Olympic Association for its failure to comply with the Olympic Charter and its statutes, failure to inform the IOC in a timely matter, and as a protective measure against government interference in the IOA’s election process.  With the decision, ...

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12/05/12
IOC Tells Rio Organizers 'Time Is Ticking'

Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics organizers have been warned "time is ticking in a not-so-subtle hint to fast-track their Olympic preparations," according to Jacquelin Magnay of the London TELEGRAPH. The IOC's exec board is "increasingly concerned about the rate of progress for the Games, which are mire ...

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12/04/12
IOA Prepares For Meeting With IOC

Two top Indian Olympic Association officials are preparing to leave for Switzerland for a meeting with IOC officials to "plead their case" in the wake of the IOC's decision to propose IOA's suspension in its exec board meeting, according to the PTI. The IOA had sought a meeting of its two representa ...

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12/04/12
Sevens To Play In Olympic Stadium In '16

Rugby Sevens "will take centre stage in the main Olympic Stadium" in '16 if a site visit to Rio de Janeiro after Christmas from Int'l Rugby Board CEO Brett Gosper and his technical team goes to plan, according to Brendan Gallagher of the London TELEGRAPH. The Rio organzing committee plans to use a s ...

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12/04/12
Olympics Notes

A review into the "disappointing performance by Great Britain's swimmers" at the London Olympics has suggested that guidelines be put in place "to limit the athletes' commercial activities in the run-up to major events." The review panel found that British Swimming's program itself was "not broken," ...

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