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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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04/30/14
IOC 'Very Concerned' About Rio Prep

IOC VP John Coates has criticized Brazil’s preparations for the 2016 Rio Games as “the worst I have experienced,” but "has warned that it is too late to find an alternative host," according to Simon Hart of the London TELEGRAPH. In a "stinging rebuke to Games organisers" and Brazil ...

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04/28/14
Paes Won't Bow To Sports Federations

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04/24/14
Sochi Olympic Legacy Discussed

Russian Audit Chamber board member Vladimir Katrenko said there is an “urgent” need to improve the legacy plans for the Winter Olympic venues in Sochi and halt an exodus of skilled staff, according to R-SPORT. Sochi's Olympic Park will host F1 racing starting in October, while "plans are ...

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04/18/14
Rio Increases Budget For 2016 Olympics

Brazilian authorities "unveiled an infrastructure budget" of $10.76B for the 2016 Rio Olymipcs, which is 25% "more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time," according to Pedro Fonseca of REUTERS. The budget "covers 27 projects in urban development and publ ...

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04/17/14
Delays Could Hurt Rugby's Olympic Debut

Int'l Ruby Board CEO Brett Gosper "has urged those charged with delivering the 2016 Olympics to 'get their skates on' amid fears over Brazil’s ability to properly showcase his sport at the Games," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. Gosper "has warned the potential success of rugb ...

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04/17/14
Olympic Notes

A study "is under way for the possible construction of a cable car that links 2020 Tokyo Olympics venues with a business area near the Ginza shopping district." Takaaki Yamazaki, Mayor of Koto ward, one of Tokyo’s 23 subdivisions, said that a construction company "is studying the feasibility o ...

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04/16/14
Russian Gov't Control Over Sport Debated

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that Russia's success at the 2014 Sochi Olympics "proves that increased government control over sport is the most advantageous policy," according to R-SPORT. Mutko added that "doling out cash to the individual sporting federations clearly doesn't work." The ...

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04/15/14
Preparation Concerns Mounting In Rio

Even with "lowered expectations, the preparation for" the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games is "clearly not up to snuff," according to Christopher Clarey of the N.Y. TIMES. Olympic and int'l sports officials last week, "concerned over the lack of construction and commitment in Rio, sounded the alarm in publ ...

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04/15/14
Germans In Favor Of Olympic Bid

The majority of Germans are "for a renewed Olympic bid," according to the SID. A survey conducted in collaboration with Nuremberg-based marketing research institute puls "found that 75% are in favor of a renewed German Olympic bid." However, five months after a public referendum struck down Munich's ...

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04/15/14
Krakow 2022 Bid Chief Resigns

he head of Krakow's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics has resigned after covertly recorded material implicated her husband in an attempt to pay a media outlet for favourable press. MP Jagna Marczulajtis-Walczak, who has resigned from her post as head of the Krakow Competition Commit ...

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