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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 08 / 16

Former New South Wales Premier BARRY O'FARRELL 's appointment as Racing Australia's new CEO has "left the industry surprised as many struggle to comprehend" the "interesting and possibly confusing" decision by the sport's national body. It is O'Farrell's first full-time role "since he famously quit...

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Top 14 side Montpellier Hérault Rugby announced Sporting Dir ABDELATIF BENAZZI  has left his post. Former France national rugby team captain Benazzi started with MHR in July '15 ( MHR ). NIELSEN U.K. : Sports analytics and insights business Nielsen Sports has appointed CHRIS H ...

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Former darts world champion ERIC BRISTOW  lost his role with Sky Sports after suggesting football abuse victims are not "proper men." Bristow asked on Twitter why victims did not "sort out" their abusers "when they got older and fitter." More than 20 ex-footballers "have made allegations of ch ...

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Former Spanish triple jumper RAÚL CHAPADO SERRANO  was elected the new president of the Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA). He defeated ISIDORO HORNILLOS  by a vote of 105-48. Serrano replaces JOSÉ MARÍA ODRIOZOLA , who led the RFEA for the last 27 years ( EFE, 11 ...

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Premier League side Crystal Palace player WILFRIED ZAHA  has "decided to switch his international allegiance" to the Ivory Coast from England. Zaha was able to make the switch to his country of origin "as his two England caps came in friendlies" ( GLOBAL TIMES, 11/28 ). ... Brasileiro side S ...

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