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Volume 7 No. 129
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League Notes: Names Of Russian Athletes Under Suspicion To Be Given To Federations

The names of hundreds of Russian athletes "suspected of being part of a doping conspiracy" were given to sports federations on Thursday. They "are believed to include footballers" and come from a Russian database obtained by WADA via a whistleblower (LONDON TIMES, 12/14).

The EuroLeague on Wednesday met with representatives from eight European leagues and the Union of European Leagues of Basketball to discuss, "among other things," a new proposal that will be presented to FIBA at the end of the month. The EuroLeague said that the eight league representatives and the ULEB approved of the proposal, but ULEB President Tomas Van Den Spiegel "denied this" (MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 12/14).

Newly-elected Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Batra "categorically" said that "there will be no bilateral sporting ties with Pakistan." Batra said, "The question (of playing Pakistan) doesn’t arise until and unless the political relation improves. Currently, the situation is bad." He added, "International commitments are different, but sporting ties between the two nations can’t take place. The environment has to be healthy first. Otherwise not" (HINDUSTAN TIMES, 12/14).
Representatives of eight European domestic leagues, whose competitions are played across 17 countries, and the Union of European Leagues of Basketball met EuroLeague Basketball execs on Wednesday and discussed a new EuroLeague Basketball proposal that will be shared with FIBA this month. The objectives behind the global calendar part of the proposal -- to allow professional clubs and national federations to promote basketball in a coordinated manner, ensuring the availability of all players for national teams -- were agreed to by representatives of domestic leagues (EuroLeague).