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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 15

The "embittered political battle raging around Tokyo’s preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games intensified on Tuesday with the resignation of the senior official in charge of plans for the new national stadium." Sports & Youth Bureau Dir General KIMITO KUBO , "widely blamed for allowing s...

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01/30/13
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Argentine FA President JULIO GRONDONA will step down in '15 after 36 years in the job. The 81-year-old senior FIFA VP, who has been "widely criticised for the way in which he has run the AFA," will not seek re-election for the first time since he came to power in '79 ( REUTERS, 1/29 ). ... Germa ...

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01/30/13
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Dutch Crown Prince WILLEM-ALEXANDER "is quitting the IOC as he prepares to become king." The Dutch government said in a statement: "The prince has asked the president of the IOC to relieve him of his duties as IOC member in the Netherlands." Willem-Alexander, "an avid sports fan," has been an IOC ...

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01/30/13
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London Telegraph's PAUL KELSO : "Arsenal decision welcome for supporters but hard to see how board could sanction any increase given mood/performances this season #AFC" London Daily Mail's MATT FORTUNE : "Been told to write a 200-word blob on my David Beckham man crush. That flush you can h ...

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01/29/13
Adelaide Coach Leaves Club Again

A-League club Adelaide United coach JOHN KOSMINA has parted ways with the club for the second time in his managerial career, "and this time it is unlikely there will be a third coming," according to Michael Lynch of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. In "a surprising twist, the AAP has reported Kosmina ma ...

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01/29/13
Korea FA Elects New President

Former K League Commissioner CHUNG MONG-GYU has been elected president of the Korea FA, according to Kang Seung-woo of the KOREA TIMES. The 51-year-old Hyundai Development Company chairman will serve a four-year term through '16. Chung said, "I want to share the joy with all those in the football ...

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01/29/13
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Former Sri Lanka cricketer turned politician SANATH JAYASURIYA "was appointed chairman of selectors in a new-look five-member committee" named by the country's Sports Minister MAHINDANANDA ALUTHGAMAGE on Monday. Jayasuriya, 43, is joined by 1996 World Cup-winning teammate PRAMODYA WICKRAMASINGH ...

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01/29/13
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The Lotus F1 team has won "the first battle" of the new F1 season by launching its '13 car on Monday evening ahead of every other team (LONDON TIMES, 1/28 ). Prior to the unveiling of the new car, Lotus uploaded a video to its YouTube channel ...

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01/29/13
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Premier League QPR Manager HARRY REDKNAPP has urged QPR Chair TONY FERNANDES "to get off Twitter," according to Darren Lewis of the London DAILY MIRROR. Redknapp "made the plea after the Loftus Road supremo found himself on the end of a stream of abuse from his own club's fans following the ...

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01/28/13
Lineker Still Going Strong At 52

BBC "Match of the Day" presenter GARY LINEKER got an early start to his football career. At age 16, Lineker left school to play for Leicester City, later moving to Everton and Barcelona. He joined Tottenham in '89 before finishing his career with Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight. Lineker, 52, wh ...

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01/28/13
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Triathlon England has appointed four new members to its Management Board, following the organization's Annual General Meeting at the end of '12. GEMMA HERBERTSON has been appointed as the director of membership services, BILL JAMES to independent director for business, JOHN MILLS as director f ...

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