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The Olympics as canary in coal mine

By Alan Abrahamson, 3 Wire Sports


Britain votes to quit European Union - but what about sport?

By Keir Radndedge
PARIS, June 24, 2016 - The fact is simple: voters of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland decided by 51.9pc to 48.1pc to leave the European Union: 17,410,742 to 16,141,241. Only 3.8pc. But enough to trigger a seismic shift in British, European and worldwide politics and finance. London, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted for Remain, the rest of the country voted for Leave. Prime Minister David Cameron told the Queen he will be resigning as Prime Minister. The Conservative party will have minimal credibility as a continuing government without a General ...


Ronaldo finds form at last to bring Euro group stage to dramatic climax

By Keir Radndedge
PARIS, June 23, 2016 - Cristiano Ronaldo, the one superstar individual present at Euro 2016, found his range just in time to propel Portugal into the second round as the group stage wound to a dramatic finale across France. On the last day of mini-league competition Portugal and Group F leaders Hungary played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in Lyon while finals newcomers Iceland pressed on thanks to a remarkable rearguard action which brought a 2-1 over homeward-bound Austria in the Stade de France. The first stage was wrapped up by the last two games in Group E. Group winners Italy ...
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Bach: Individual athletes cleared by IAAF will compete under Russian flag

By Sonja Nikcevic
LAUSANNE, June 21, 2016 – Following the Olympic Summit in Lausanne, President Thomas Bach confirmed the IOC support of the IAAF’s continued ban on Russian athletes ahead of Rio 2016, and removed any final doubts that there would be an overturn of the June 17th decision. Four days after the IAAF announced it was maintaining its previous suspension of the Russian Athletics Federation and its athletes, initially delivered in November, Bach confirmed that the IOC and the summit of Olympic stakeholders had no decision-making power on the matter, but, along with Bach himself, were there to ...


Munich Court to decide Thursday on FIBA Europe injunction

MUNICH, June 23, 2016 - The Regional Court of Munich will decide on Thursday 23 June, in the afternoon, whether or not to lift an injunction barring FIBA Europe and FIBA from sanctioning, or threatening to sanction, national federations, national leagues and clubs in Europe.On Tuesday 21 June a multi-member chamber in the case heard all legal arguments by FIBA Europe, who had the opportunity to present its position before the court for the first time.The preliminary injunction was issued by a single judge upon the request of Euroleague Commercial Assets (ECA) and 13 other applicants on 2 June. ...
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