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Volume 10 No. 24
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Event Notes: FC Barcelona, IOC Extend FutbolNet Project In Africa Through '16

IOC President Thomas Bach and FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell have signed an agreement to continue their "FutbolNet" project in Africa through '16. The Barcelona-IOC alliance began in April and has helped to organize youth football tournaments in 23 African countries, with "the Olympafrica Futbolnet Cup expected to increase to 35 countries starting in '14." The tournaments will "resume in March and bring together nearly 100,000 kids from ages 12-15, promoting football and positive values" (SPORT, 12/4). ... The Spanish Handball League (ASOBAL), FC Barcelona and the Barcelona city council on Wednesday announced that the 24th edition of the ASOBAL Cup tournament will take place at FC Barcelona's Palau Blaugrana arena on Dec. 21-22. With two matchdays remaining in the season, the "four teams that would currently classify are Barcelona, Huesca, Fraikin Granollers and Naturhouse La Rioja" (EL PERIODICO, 12/4).