Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

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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International watchdog condemns offensive banner in Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — An international network that fights discrimination at soccer matches says a banner displayed at a weekend match between two Bosnian clubs was one of the worst examples of anti-gay expression it has seen this season, and urged authorities to punish whoever is responsible.

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Weightlifting latest sport to suspend ties with SportAccord

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Weightlifting has become the 10th sport to break with SportAccord, the umbrella body for Olympic and non-Olympic federations.

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