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SportAccord President Marius Vizer 'Launches Personal Attack' On IAAF President

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 24 / 15

SportAccord President Marius Vizer "reopened his feud" with world sports leaders on Thursday by "launching a personal attack" on the president of track and field's governing body, the IAAF, according to the AP. Vizer, whose SportAccord organization represents Olympic and non-Olympics federation...

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U.S., Russia, Iran Vie To Keep Wrestling

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Copa Del Rey Final Showcases Madrid 2020 Bid

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WADA Relaxes Marijuana Rules

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OCA Urges IOC Not To Meet With IOA

The Olympic Council of Asia has thrown its weight behind the Indian Olympic Association's disgruntled acting-President V.K. Malhotra and Secretary General Randhir Singh, according to the PTI. The OCA "has urged the IOC against meeting officials from the suspended IOA" during Wednesday's crucial join ...

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Olympic Notes

The Kazakhstan Sport & Physical Culture Agency announced the amounts of athlete's awards for winning medals at the Sochi Olympics on the official website of PM Serik Akhmetov. KSPCA Deputy Chair Yelsiyar Kanagatov said, "We suggest to leave the same remunerations we had for the London and Vancou ...

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Workers Unions Endorse Madrid 2020 Bid

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Russia Waives Visa For Foreign Athletes

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Cameron, Putin Renew Security Ties

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