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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 20 / 17

BERNARD GIUDICELLI was elected president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT) on Saturday and succeeds JEAN GACHASSIN . Giudicelli beat out FFT VP JEAN-PIERRE DARTEVELLE and Paris Tennis Club VP ALEXIS GRAMBLAT for the position ( 20 MINUTES, 2/18 ). ... Chelsea Managing Dir CHRISTIAN PURS...

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MARIAM SALEH BINLADEN , a dentist from Saudi Arabia, "has set a new record as the first woman to officially swim 101 miles of the source of the River Thames" in the U.K. Swimming to "inspire more women to participate in sport and to raise awareness of the plight of refugee Syrian orphans around the ...

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06/14/16
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ROBERTO OLABE  is returning to La Liga side Real Sociedad as its director of football. Olabe has worked for the Aspire Academy in Qatar since '13 ( MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 6/13 ). ...  HENK FRASER  was named the new coach of Dutch Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem on Monday "after signing a ...

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Former Liverpool defender JOHN ARNE RIISE  "announced his retirement from football at the age of 35." The left-back, a Champions League winner with Liverpool in '05, has made 10 appearances for Norwegian side Aalesund, "the club with whom he started his career." Riise said that he decided to w ...

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06/13/16
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Bayern Munich Chair KARL-HEINZ RUMMENIGGE "extended his contract with the club through 2019." The club said on its website that Rummenigge, whose current deal was to expire at the end of this year, "agreed to the contract extension with its board members" ( AP, 6/10 ). ... Golf Channel brou ...

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The race for the presidency of the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB), which will hold its elections on July 9, "will be affected by the entrance" of ALFONSO CABEZA , "who said that his intention is to look with optimism toward the future." Currently, the other two candidates to take over the FEB ...

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