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SportAccord’s Vizer issues 20-point plan for talks with IOC

In this Friday, May 31, 2013 file photo, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation, (IJF) attends the SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of umbrella body SportAccord has issued Thursday May 21 2015 a 20-point plan for discussions with the IOC, including the introduction of prize money for Olympic athletes. Marius Vizer also seeks a 50 percent share for all federations in the IOC's new Olympic television channel, and wants all non-Olympic federations to be allowed to demonstrate their sport before or after each games in the host city. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

LONDON (AP) — As more sports cut ties with his umbrella association, SportAccord chief Marius Vizer issued a 20-point plan Thursday for discussions with the IOC — including prize money for Olympic athletes and a 50 percent stake for federations in the new Olympic television channel.

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KHL looks to expand into China

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kontinental Hockey League wants to expand into China, hoping to use a successful Chinese Winter Olympic bid to conquer the vast market.

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Romanian mayor rents soccer field for daughter’s wedding

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian soccer team couldn’t play its weekend match at home because the mayor rented the stadium for his daughter’s wedding.

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SportAccord chief Vizer seeks talks with IOC to repair ties

In this Monday, April 20, 2015 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Marius Vizer, head of IFJ and SportAccord Convention president, during a reception in Sochi, Russia. A month after launching a scathing attack on the IOC, the head of SportAccord, Marius Vizer, says Tuesday May 19, 2015, he has proposed a meeting with Thomas Bach to repair the damage that has led multiple sports to cut ties with the umbrella body for international federations. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

LONDON (AP) — A month after launching a scathing attack on the IOC, the head of SportAccord said Tuesday he wants to meet with Thomas Bach to repair the damage that has led multiple sports to cut ties with the umbrella body for international federations.

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Alexander Emelianenko gets 4 1/2 years for sexual assault

MOSCOW (AP) — The brother of former mixed martial arts champion Fedor Emelianenko has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated sexual assault.

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