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04 / 24 / 14

Russia's Human Rights Commissioner VLADIMIR LUKIN "has been re-elected as the president of the country's Paralympic Committee after its most successful Winter Games in history." Lukin has presided over the Paralympic Committee since '96. The re-election will take Lukin through the 2018 PyeongChang...

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BOA CEO Hunt To Step Down

British Olympic Association CEO ANDY HUNT will step down at the end of February "in the latest shake-up" at the organization, according to Riach & Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Hunt held the position for four years. During that time, he was also chef de mission for Team GB. Despite Britain's ...

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02/14/13
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The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia General Secretary VATH CHAMROEUN has been appointed as president of a new Athletics Committee formed by the NOCC. The new committee is "aimed at helping to best represent the interests of Cambodian athletes and funding future events." Swimmer KET SIVAN , ...

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02/14/13
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A Turkish Football Federation source said that Ivorian footballer DIDIER DROGBA "has been given the go-ahead to play for Galatasary," after his former Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua disputed his move. The TFF source said, "FIFA's authorization arrived yesterday. There's no problem. Drogba will be a ...

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02/14/13
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Bild's KAI DIEKMANN : "Aliens above San Francisco. We just lost our deputy-corporate-spokesperson, Tobias Fröhlich. Will anybody miss him?" Mischief PR exec SIMON BRISTOW : "Watching the adidas Energy Boost Livestream, I can see a few governing bodies having an issue with the Spring ...

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02/13/13
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Football Federation Australia announced that Major League Soccer Senior Dir of Partnership Marketing RUSSELL SARGEANT has been named A-League GM of operations. He will report to A-League Head DAMIEN DE BOHUN , and will lead the FFA League Operations team, while also managing league competition ad ...

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02/13/13
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A-League Sydney FC player ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO "is likely to remain" with the team next season and "could sign a new deal with the club as early as next week." The Italian's agent and brother STEFANO "arrives in Sydney at the end of the week and will meet with the club days later to discuss a ne ...

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02/13/13
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PA's MARTYN ZIEGLER : "After Olympics bombshell wrestling's world fed to meet on Saturday in Phuket. That's also what they said when they heard the news." ZEIT ONLINE's CHRISTIAN SPILLER : "Ach, kommt schon. Alle die jetzt beklagen, dass Ringen gestrichen wird, sollen mal erzählen, w ...

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02/12/13
Doctor Offered Blood Transfusion For $5K

Former pro cyclist JÖRGE JAKSCHE told a Madrid court that Spanish blood doctor EUFEMIANO FUENTES would charge €4,000 ($5,365) for "transfusing one bag of blood, but offered a discount for two bags," according to Jacquelin Magnay of the London TELEGRAPH. The evidence "may prove devastat ...

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02/12/13
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French pay-TV broadcaster Canal+ has appointed deputy COO JACQUES DU PUY chairman and CEO of Canal+ Overseas. Du Puy succeeds GUY LAFARGE , who worked for the group for almost 10 years ( Canal+ ). ... In the wake of Australian Football League club Essendon's scandal over performance enhancing dru ...

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02/12/13
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F1 team Scuderia Ferrari has "brought back Formula 1 design legend RORY BYRNE to work on the car" it will race in '14. Byrne, 69, "was the chief designer on the cars with which MICHAEL SCHUMACHER won all seven of his world titles, two with Benetton and five with Ferrari" ( BBC, 2/11 ). ... Bar ...

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