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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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07/24/12
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Spanish tennis players DAVID FERRER and ANABEL MEDINA "suffered a driver who did not know where the Olympic Village was." Both players took to Twitter to explain their ordeal. Ferrer: "Never seen this before, making history to get to the village. Driver that doesn't know where the village is and ...

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07/23/12
Spitz: Phelps Will Compete In Rio In '16

Swimming legend MARK SPITZ revealed that he "believes in the man billed as his successor, MICHAEL PHELPS ," but only partially: while Spitz thinks Phelps will do great in London 2012, he does not really believe these will be his last Games, according to the DPA. Spitz also dismissed the real sign ...

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07/23/12
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The FA's youth development program GARETH SOUTHGATE left the organization having decided the role of technical dir "was not for him." Southgate had been head of elite development for 18 months. He was offered the newly created post "having impressed with his part in persuading both the grassroots ...

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07/23/12
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The Spanish Olympic Committee has chosen L.A. Lakers player PAU GASOL to replace tennis player RAFAEL NADAL as the country's flag bearer at the London Games. Nadal had to pull out of the Games due to an injury. Gasol took to twitter to express his joy. Gasol: "I am very happy to be Spain's flag ...

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07/20/12
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Spanish tennis player RAFAEL NADAL announced he would not be able to participate in the London Games because he is not "in condition to compete." Nadal was suppose to defend his gold medal from the Beijing Games. With the news, Spain is left without its flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony. Nadal ...

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07/20/12
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Australia's rugby governance "took an historic step" when it announced a woman director would join the ARU board for the first time. ANN SHERRY joined ARU Chair MICHAEL HAWKER as the second independent director nominated by the board. Sherry, the CEO of cruise ship operator Carnival Australia an ...

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07/19/12
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EPL's Liverpool owners "suffered embarrassment" when a news website they own "erroneously reported" the team had signed Fulham player CLINT DEMPSEY . The website for Massachusetts-based news channel New England Sports Network (NESN), owned by Anfield proprietors Fenway Sports Group, published a sto ...

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07/18/12
Djokovic's Name Misspelled On Trophy

NOVAK DJOKOVIC 's name is "wrongly engraved" on the U.S. Open trophy, according to Alexandre Cossenza of GLOBO ESPORTE. The current world No. 2 has the end of his name spelled with a "C" but the trophy used a "K." Cossenza was at the International Tennis Hall of Fame museum gallery to interview GU ...

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07/18/12
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The New Zealand Rugby Union said that former All Blacks winger JOHN KIRWAN "was appointed as head coach" of the Blues Super Rugby team on a two-year deal. Kirwan will replace PAT LAM as coach of the Auckland-based franchise. The team finished at the bottom of the New Zealand Conference after "wi ...

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07/18/12
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TIGER WOODS has a short-term goal of winning The Open this week and a "long-term one of claiming Olympic gold" in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Woods said, "I hope I can qualify. I'll be 40 by then. It will be something that I've never experienced and I would love to be able to have a chance to repr ...

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