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Australian Olympic Committee's John Coates Quiet On Ian Campbell's Gold Push

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 15

The Australian Olympic Committee "has refused to comment or offer support as yet for the push to correct past Olympic wrongs and for Australian athletes to be awarded medals" retrospectively, according to Michael Gleeson of THE AGE. AOC President John Coates has said that he will wait for the IAAF "...

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Rio 2016 Pays Manaus An Inspection Visit

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Tokyo Governor Calls 2020 Bill 'Ridiculous'

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IOC 'Wins' In SportAccord Battle

The IOC has "emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence" over int'l sports federations as rival organization SportAccord has been "left in tatters," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. A "rare public confrontation that began last month with a scathing attack" by SportAccord Pre ...

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Peru Pulls Plug On World Combat Games

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German Gov't Supports Hamburg Bid

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Rio Construction Workers' Strike Ends

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Olympic Rings Unveiled In Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro city government inaugurated on Wednesday a "monument with the Olympic rings" in Madureira Park, according to Flávio Dilascio of GLOBO ESPORTE. Weighing close to four tons and measuring at a height of 12m and length of 25m, the structure was "donated" by the U.K. government and ...

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Brazil, China Partner For Olympic Training

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Vizer Says Truth 'Too Shocking' For IOC

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Rio Construction Workers Go On Strike

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