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04 / 24 / 14

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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03/28/14
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03/28/14
Executive Transactions

Perform Germany Managing Dir MANUEL LOPEZ "will step down from his position after two years." The co-founder of sports website Spox and marketing company mediasports Digital became managing director of Perform Germany after the media corporation aquired both companies in '11 ( NEW BUSINESS, 3/26 ...

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03/28/14
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Sweden's postal service on Thursday "began selling stamps" featuring Paris St. Germain striker ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC , "drawing strong interest from fans as well as collectors." Posten head of stamps BRITT-INGER HAHNE said, "We have sold five million stamps in advance and that is a lot" ( AFP, 3/27 ...

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03/28/14
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Reuters' ALAN BALDWIN : "Just received a press release from Manchester United's official tyre partner in Russia. Seems like F1 could be missing a trick here." Bloomberg's TARIQ PANJA : "TV Globo will use more than 2,500 staff and pay 18,900 hotel nights + 4,000 flights during the World Cup, ...

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03/28/14
The Starting Five

The most-read stories today on SportsBusinessDaily.com 1) Sounders Supporters Group Could Boycott Game At Levi's Stadium Over Ticket Prices 2) MLB Cardinals Receiving Backlash For Instituting Dress Code At Ballpark Village 3) NLRB Rules NU Football Players Can Unionize; Decision Coul ...

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03/27/14
Executive Transactions

Super League rugby club Bradford Bulls, which has been in administration for the last eight weeks, unveiled local businessman MARC GREEN as the club's new owner. Green "beat off competition from a London-based consortium" that included former Bradford player and CEO ABI EKOKU and MANDY KOUKASH ...

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03/27/14
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Argentina's "Fútbol para Todos" ("Football for All") program, which provides Argentine citizens with free TV viewing of football, "keeps giving people something to discuss." Commentator MARCELO ARAUJO has left the program. Araujo: "There is no turning back" ( LOS ANDES, 3/26 ). ... News C ...

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03/27/14
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03/27/14
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03/26/14
Executive Transactions

Ferrari's supervisory board has confirmed President LUCA CORDERO DI MONTEZEMOLO "in his position for another three years through '16." Di Montezemolo "has been Ferrari's president since '91" ( SID, 3/25 ). ... League Championship side Southampton has confirmed the appointment of GARETH ROGERS ...

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