Posts Tagged Sports governance

AP Interview: Rio 2016 CEO on corruption, legacy budget

Sidney Levy speaks during an interview, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Levy is probably the most powerful man behind Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics. He's the chief executive officer of the local organizing committee and oversees a staff of 1,300. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sidney Levy placed his thumb and forefinger about an inch apart to illustrate the size of a book he’d just been reading.

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Sweden mulls 2026 Winter Games bid after aborted ’22 effort

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Stockholm is mulling a run for the 2026 Winter Olympics based on the concept of its aborted bid for the 2022 Games.

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‘Concern’ about appeals of NFL concussion case settlement

In this Dec. 23, 2007, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau (55) reacts after a defensive play during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge has approved Wednesday, April 22, 2015, a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. Critics contend the NFL is getting off lightly given annual revenues of about $10 billion About 200 NFL retirees or their families, including Seau's, have rejected the settlement and plan to sue the league individually. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

It’s been four years since lawsuits connected to concussions were first filed against the NFL, and even now that a settlement agreement finally has been approved by a federal judge, none of the hundreds of millions of dollars available to thousands of former players will be paid until any appeals are heard — and, after that, until claims are assessed.

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NFL suspends DE Greg Hardy for 10 games

In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers' defensive end Greg Hardy arrives at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse on the first day of his domestic violence appeal trial in Charlotte, N.C. The NFL, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, suspended Hardy, now with the Dallas Cowboys, for 10 games for conduct detrimental to the league. Hardy, who joined the Cowboys as a free agent this year, plans to appeal.  (AP Photo/Chris Keane, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL suspended defensive end Greg Hardy for 10 games without pay Wednesday for conduct detrimental to the league after concluding there was “credible evidence” he roughed up his ex-girlfriend nearly a year ago when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers.

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IOC: Ukraine president Poroshenko against sports boycotts

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says that Ukraine state President Petro Poroshenko does not support boycotts of sports events.

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