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European football heads back to Cardiff with Champions League Final in 2017

KEIR RADNEDGE in PRAGUE: The Champions League Final is heading back to Britain for the third time in six years after the selection by UEFA of Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium to host Europe’s most prestigious club event in 2017. The Football Association of Wales has never ...
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We’re sticking by the roadmap to sort out FIFA, says Infantino

PRAGUE: UEFA’s eight members of the FIFA executive committee will hold their own discussions about a common stance on how soon the world federation should elect its new president writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Wolfgang Niersbach, head of the German DFB and a new European delegate to ...
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Platini and Co set growth not austerity as UEFA’s new watchword for FFP

KEIR RADNEDGE in PRAGUE: Slightly more carrot, slightly less stick is the offer to European competitions clubs sent out‎ by UEFA in developing a more user-friendly version of financial fair play. But speculation that the break-even limits would be eased by the European federation’s executive committee ...
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Masopust: European Footballer of the Year 1962

Josef Masopust . . . Czech captain who was ‘always one step ahead’

KEIR RADNEDGE in PRAGUE — Different football generations view their heroes from their own perspective. Czech fans are no different. For some their greatest player was Pepi Bican from the 1930s and 1940s; for some the recent Pavel Nedved. For all others inbetween it was ...
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Women’s World Cup: US and Germany have semi-final points to prove

CHRISTIAN RADNEDGE in VANCOUVER: United States take on Germany in the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup aware of having the better record against the Europeans at this level. The two sides have met three times before in World Cup finals with the Americans coming ...
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AIBA

AIBA June Boxer of the Month: Katie Taylor The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has named Ireland’s Katie Taylor as its Boxer of the Month for June. Taylor is the current Olympic Champion, AIBA Women’s World Champion, EUBC European Women’s Continental Champion, and European Union Champion, and added a ...
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Olympic TV shock as Discovery conquers Europe in $1.4bn deal with IOC

LAUSANNE: The European television ‘face’ of the Olympic Games has been changed dramatically after Discovery Communications and Eurosport exploded on the scene by purchasing almost all the region’s cross-platform broadcast and distribution rights for all the Games between 2018 and 2024 writes KEIR RADNEDGE. This ...
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Maglione insists FINA is keeping politics and sport in their separate lanes

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTING —- At a time when international tension and geopolitical complications are clouding so many high-profile events the world swimming federation is focusing all its attention on the sport itself as it heads for the World Championships in Kazan next month. Veteran FINA ...
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Boston 2024 insists on looking defiantly ahead to Olympic benefits

BOSTON: Boston’s bid committee has set out its targets in seeking to win host rights to the 2024 summer Games: these include transport improvements, jobs creation and produce housing developments. The Boston 2024 Partnership presented its latest series of proposals while United States media speculated ...
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