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AOC Board To Hold Crisis Meeting Over Bullying Allegations Against Mike Tancred

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 25 / 17

Australian Olympic Committee directors "forced an ­extraordinary meeting" to push for AOC President John Coates' "long-serving" spokes­person Mike Tancred "to be stood down from any involvement with the Australian Olympic movement until bullying and harassment allegations against him are resolved," ...

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Rio Ceremonies To Be Low-Budget

The opening and closing ceremonies for the Rio Olympics and Paralympics "will be low-budget productions compared to three years ago in London, or in Beijing in 2008," according to Stephen Wade of the AP. The austerity "reflects the reality of Rio's Olympics, which open in just over 10 months and are ...

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POCOG Organizers Break Ground On Village

The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics (POCOG) "held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the launch of construction of the Athletes Village on Tuesday," according to Peter Rutherford of REUTERS. Construction "is due to be completed in 2017 and will house around 3,500 athlete ...

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Para-Snow Sports Launch Call For Hosts

Int'l Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing and Snowboard and IPC Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon launched the bidding process for their 2019 and 2021 World Championships. The int'l federations are looking for hosts for championships that will take place in the season after the PyeongChang 2018 Paral ...

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No 2020 Tokyo Stadium By Zaha Hadid

British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid "abandoned her attempt to re-enter the race to build the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," according to Justin McCurry of the London GUARDIAN. This news came "two months after her initial design was scrapped amid soaring construction costs." Hadid's offic ...

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Hamburg's Residents Support City's Bid

A recent survey showed almost two thirds of Hamburg's residents are in favor of the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics. The survey, conducted by forsa on behalf of the German Olympic Committee (DOSB), showed 63% of residents support the bid. The national support for the bid is at 66%. Hamburg resi ...

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Former President Under Investigation

Former Olympique de Marseille president, Jean-Claude Dassier, “has been charged with misuse of company assets, being part of a criminal association and forgery,” according to LE MONDE. Dassier was president of the club from ’09-11. Reuters' Jean-Francois Rosnoblet reported Dassier ...

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FINA Wants Copacabana Water Tested

Swimming's governing body, FINA, "has called for virus testing of the water that will be used for events at next year's Olympics amid fears for athletes' health," according to the AP. Until recently, Games organizers "insisted viral testing was not necessary," despite an independent five-month ...

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Rio To Hire 90,000 People For 2016

The Rio 2016 organizing committee plans to contract 90,000 people to work at next years Olympic and Paralympic games. 85,000 outsourced staff will be hired by third-party companies, and 5,000 vacancies at the organizing committee will be recruited by ManpowerGroup. It is expected that the recruitmen ...

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Five Cities Bid To Host 2024 Olympics

There is an 80% chance that the Olympics "will return to Europe in nine years’ time after the IOC named five candidate cities for the 2024 Games," according to Josh Burrows of the LONDON TIMES. Budapest, Hamburg, Paris, Rome and L.A. "were announced" by IOC President Thomas Bach as five &ldquo ...

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Toronto Will Not Bid On '24 Games

Toronto Mayor John Tory announced that the city "will not make a bid" to land the '24 Games, according to David Rider of the TORONTO STAR. Tory said during a press conference outside city hall, "I believe that one day Toronto will be a great Olympic venue but not in 2024." He added that he had "cons ...

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