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Champions League Final 2016: do the press conditions measure up?

By Maria Pia Beltran and Sonja Nikcevic
MILAN, May 27, 2016 – All eyes will be on Milan’s San Siro for the 2016 UEFA Champions League Final tomorrow night: but while Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid face off to secure the most prestigious continental trophy in football, 2600 people will be working to bring the event to media platforms worldwide and provide fans with around the clock UCL final coverage. Simeone, Zidane, Ronaldo and co. are bound to have the best possible conditions as soon as they touch ground in Milan, but what about the press? FIGURES The UEFA media office confirmed that San Siro will host 1800 staff from ...


TASS reveals positive doping samples of 14 Russian athletes from Beijing

MOSCOW, May 25, 2016 - Russian state news agency TASS has revealed that following a cross checking of doping samples taken during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing 14 Russian athletes in three sports disciplines were found to be doping positive.  Any potential participant in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro who proved to use doping in the past cannot be a member of the Russian athletics team at the Games, the All-Russia Athletics Federation said on its official website. "The ARAF presidium has introduced amendments to the criteria ...
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CONCACAF appoints Philippe Moggio as General Secretary

MIAMI, May 27, 2016 – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced that Philippe Moggio has been appointed by the new CONCACAF Council as the Confederation’s General Secretary, effective June 13th, 2016. Mr. Moggio previously served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he directed the expansion of the organization’s business, including media distribution, marketing partnerships, events, and licensed merchandise, as well as ...


FIBA EuroBasket 2017 logo unveiled

MUNICH, May 25, 2016 - The official FIBA EuroBasket 2017 logo was revealed to the world via FIBA’s social media platforms on Wednesday afternoon. The logo draws inspiration from the ideal that basketball is its own universe, and at the centre of that universe is the EuroBasket trophy, with Europe the brightest shining star. The distance from north to south between the four venues – Finland (Helsinki), Israel (Tel Aviv), Romania (Cluj-Napoca) and Turkey (Istanbul) – and the uniquely different geographical and cultural traditions that each of the hosts bring to the event ...
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