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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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09/24/13
Executive Transactions

The German Handball Federation (DHB) unanimously elected BERNHARD BAUER as its new president. Bauer will succeed ULRICH STROMBACH , who led the federation for 15 years ( SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, 9/21 ). ... National Rugby League club Parramatta Eels announced the appointment of SCOTT SEWARD ...

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09/24/13
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In a study carried out by Spanish marketing research company Sondea, Coca-Cola asked more than 2,000 people in Spain "which athlete they would most like to share a Coke with," with 63% of the voters choosing RAFAEL NADAL . Real Madrid goalkeeper IKER CASILLAS was the second-most popular choice, w ...

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09/24/13
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London Times' KEVIN EASON : "Not many subjects have divided F1 like Webber’s taxi ride from Alonso after #SingaporeGP" London Guardian's OWEN GIBSON : "Appears a total of 14 Premier League players wore rainbow laces at the w/e. Not quite a resounding success, but sparked debate I ...

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09/23/13
Yao Sets Sights On Homeland

YAO MING  "was the super-modest, super-tall basketball star from China who took America by storm," according to Patti Waldmeir of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Now "he wants to make a difference back home." Yao arrived on the U.S. sporting stage "just as China was engineering a parallel rise in it ...

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09/23/13
F1 CEO Ecclestone Talks F1 Finances

F1 CEO BERNIE ECCLESTONE "spoke recently in the motor home that he uses as a headquarters at Grands Prix races" with John F. Burns of the N.Y. TIMES and Brad Spurgeon of the Int'l HERALD TRIBUNE. Q: There has been quite a lot of nervousness about the state of some of the F1 teams, and whethe ...

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09/23/13
Executive Transactions

Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim has appointed PETER RETTIG "as its new exec chairman." The 50-year-old "previously worked as an advisor for Hoffenheim benefector" DIETMAR HOPP ( SPIEGEL ONLINE, 9/20 ). ... Adidas AG appointed Multichannel Markets Chief Sales Officer ROLAND AUSCHEL to its Ex ...

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09/23/13
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EPL Sunderland "have sacked" head coach PAOLO DI CANIO "after a poor start to the season that has left the Black Cats bottom of the Premier League table." The 45-year-old Italian has won three of his 13 matches since being appointed in March and taken only one point from five league games this cam ...

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09/23/13
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London Times' KEVIN EASON : "Alonso gives Webbo a lift home. Call the FIA quick!" FourFourTwo's JAMES MAW : "I think Di Canio's reign at Sunderland panned out roughly how we all expected..." London Times' MATT DICKINSON : "Did Sunderland speak to ANYONE at Swindon about Di Canio's, ...

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09/20/13
Executive Transactions

Adidas has appointed ROLAND AUSCHEL to the exec board of adidas AG, effective Oct. 1. Auschel, currently chief sales officer of multichannel markets, will assume responsibility for global sales on a board level. Auschel joined the adidas Group in Oct. '89 as strategic planner ( adidas ). ... Belgi ...

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09/20/13
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The MICHAEL JACKSON statue installed at Fulham's Craven Cottage by former club Owner MOHAMED AL FAYED "is set to be removed." The former Cottagers owner, who sold the club during the summer to American SHAHID KHAN , "has decided he wants to take the tribute to his former friend to one of his ot ...

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