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Platini to lead the way at UEFA anti-racism conference in Rome

ROME: European federation president Michel Platini will give the keynote opening address  at next week’s UEFA pan-European Respect Diversity conference in Rome writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The conference, scheduled for September 1o and 11. has attracted particular interest after the accusations of racism levelled against new ...
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Gazprom poised to put new ownership energy into Red Star Belgrade

BELGRADE: Red Star Belgrade, one of the most iconic clubs in European competitive football over the second half of the last century, is poised for an ownership takeover by Russian energy giant Gazprom. If a $132m deal is concluded Gazprom will also acquire be the ...
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Falcao arrival opens way for Welbeck move to Arsenal

LONDON: Arsenal have filled the gap created by injury to France centre-forward Olivier Giroud by signing Manchester United’s England striker Danny Welbeck. Already unsettled, Welbeck became definitively surplus to United’s requirements after they clinched the season-long loan signing of Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from Monaco. ...
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Fabio Capello. . . help and pressure in Russia

Russia to do what England cannot to cut foreign player imports by law

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS —- Russian lawmakers are responding to the national team’s World Cup flop in Brazil by preparing to order a cutback on clubs’ use of foreign players. Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko promised action while in Brazil during the finals and has now ...
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Drogba in starting line-up for Leaders Sport Performance Summit

LONDON: Having recently returned to Chelsea after a two-year stint at Galatasaray, Didier Drogba is the latest speaker to be revealed for the 6th Leaders Sport Performance Summit, taking place on November 12-13 at the Emirates Stadium in London. An international football icon, Drogba is one of ...
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Sport at work: Federations, organisers, sponsors, partners, bidders, officials . . .

Sponsors Sports Venue Summit / British Basketball League / Leaders Sport Performance Summit / FARE Football Against Racism in Europe / UIPM / Tour do Rio – Sep 01: iSportconnect, Heineken, Allianz, Leaders Sport Business Summit / North American Soccer League / Event ...
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Berlin and Hamburg step up to the plate in German contest for Olympic bidder

BERLIN: German Olympic ‘contestants’ Berlin and Hamburg have both furnished the national Olympic sports association with their proposals to host the Games in 2014 writes KEIR RADNEDGE. Both cities will be holding a local referendum to gauge public support ahead of a decision by the ...
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Freestyle gold medallists back to light up wrestling worlds

TASHKENT: Russia’s Khadshimourad Gatsalov will be seeking a sixth world title and youngster Abdulrashid Sadulaev his first senior-level crown when the  Wrestling World Championships kick off with four freestyle events on September 8. In addition to Gatsalov’s quest, a trio of wrestlers – Viktor Lebedev (Rus), ...
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Lalovic ready to set out wrestling’s ‘brand overhaul’ to FILA Congress

TASHKENT: A little less than one year ago Nenad Lalovic stood in front of the International Olympic Committee on behalf of the international federation for wrestling and promised change, growth and accountability.  In exchange he asked for wrestling to be voted back into the Olympic ...
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