The fitness industry could lose up to 70% of clubs by the end of the year

Today, more than 85% of Russian fitness clubs are closed or open with restrictions that do not allow you to work without losses, said in a petition the Association of Operators of the Russian Fitness Industry (ATPI) to President Vladimir Putin. The petition has already been signed by more than 5,000 representatives of major federal…

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The WTO may prevent the Saudis from buying an English football club

A deal by a group of investors led by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund to buy Newcastle United for £ 300m ($ 377m) has come under threat. The British Premier League (APL) may be forced to reject it due to a decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that recognized the Saudi government responsible for…

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The cost of footballers in Europe’s leading leagues could fall by 10 billion euros

The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented situation in world football. Many countries suspended the championships in March, and it is still unclear when the season will be over. Clubs, like companies from other industries, are losing revenue. This will reduce the transfer value of players, which has risen sharply in recent years, according to…

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Russia’s largest fitness industry companies are asking the government to help

All entrepreneurs and organizations in the field of physical culture and sports who have stopped working because of the coronavirus, suffer heavy financial losses, will be forced to lay off staff and risk bankruptcy. The industry needs government support. This is stated in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. It was signed by…

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ZEB.RF will become the main owner of CSKA football club

VEB.RF will receive more than 75% of the professional football club CSKA, converting its debt into shares. This was announced by the chairman of the state corporation Igor Shuvalov, Interfax reported. Two interlocutors of “Vedomosti” in VEB.RF say that the state corporation does not claim to manage the club. The previous owner and president of…

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Oreshkin commented on ZEB’s acquisition of shares in CSKA football club.

Russian Minister of Economic Development and member of the supervisory board of VEB.RF Maxim Oreshkin commented on the deal of the state corporation, as a result of which it will become the owner of more than 75% of the “Professional Football Club CSKA”. The day before, ZEB chairman Igor Shuvalov said that CSKA’s debt to…

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WADA: Russia will not be able to participate in the FIFA World Cup under its flag

Russia will not be able to participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup under its banner, said Jonathan Taylor, chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) compliance committee. According to him, the Russian national team will be able to apply for the tournament only under a neutral flag if it qualifies. Asked who will decide…

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WADA disqualified Russia for doping for four years

The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unanimously supported the sanctions against Russia proposed by the WADA Compliance Committee, TASS reported citing the press service of the organization. The WADA Executive Committee also stripped the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) of its compliance status. The Compliance Committee had previously recommended the following four-year sanctions…

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The first eSports team will hold an IPO

Danish Astralis will be the first eSports team to conduct an initial public offering, According to Bloomberg. The collection of applications should end on Friday, November 29, the start of trading is scheduled for December 9 at the Copenhagen site for small companies Nasdaq First North Growth Market Denmark. According to the prospectus, Astralis plans…

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Airbnb will pay $ 500 million for the Olympics

Airbnb’s rental service has signed a sponsorship deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the period up to 2028. This is Airbnb’s first major sponsorship contract, which is also preparing for an initial public offering. “The partnership, which will cover nine years and five Games, aims to create a new standard of accommodation that…

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The legendary triathlon Ironman is coming to Russia

In July 2020, the Ironman 70.3 Russia competition will take place in St. Petersburg, according to the website of the city administration. So far, competitions under the auspices of Ironman in Russia have not been held. The Ironman Triathlon is considered one of the most challenging one-day competitions in the world. Held by the World…

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The 2026 Winter Olympics will be held in Milan, Italy and Cortina d’Ampezza.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the venue for the 2026 Winter Olympics. They will be hosted by Italian cities Milan and Cortina d’Ampez, according to Reuters, citing the results of the vote IOC delegates in Lausanne. The 82 delegates who participated in the 134th session of the IOC chose between the two contenders.…

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RFDI and partners have spent $ 10 million on joint business with the UFC

Russian investors paid $ 9.7 million for a share in a joint venture with the UFC mixed martial arts tournament organizer. This is stated in the prospectus for the IPO of the American Endeavor Group, which owns the UFC. On July 18, 2018, Mubadala Investment Company (UAE) and the UFC announced the creation of a…

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Putin instructed to ensure the participation of the entire Russian team in the 2020 Olympics.

President Vladimir Putin has instructed the Russian Olympic Committee (ACR) to ensure the participation of all members of the Russian Olympic team in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, according to a statement on the Kremlin’s website. The ACR is also tasked with renewing the membership of the All-Russian Athletics Federation (VFLA) in the International Association…

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The World Class owner will build a network of UFC Gym mixed martial arts clubs

Russian Fitness Group, which manages fitness clubs World Class and World Class Lite, has signed an agreement on the development of fitness clubs under the UFC Gym brand in Russia, a representative of the group told Vedomosti. Russian Fitness Group, according to its representative, plans to open 55 UFC Gym clubs in Russia over the…

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The Russian port holding company has become the title sponsor of the Women’s Handball Champions League

The group of companies “Case” became the title sponsor of the Women’s Handball Champions League (WOMEN’S EHF Champions League), the agreement was signed in Vienna by CEO of “Deloports” Igor Yakovenko and head of marketing of the European Handball Federation. . GC “Sprava” becomes the title sponsor of the EGF Women’s Champions League for the…

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Gazprom Neft CEO elected president of Russian Football Union

Alexander Dukov, General Director of Gazprom Neft and Chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Petersburg’s Zenit, has been elected President of the Russian Football Union (RFU). The solution accepted following a vote at an extraordinary conference of the organization. Duke was the only candidate for the presidency of the RFU. It was nominated…

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The Russians spent more than a trillion rubles on sports last year

Last year, bookmakers accepted from the Russians bets totaling 11.5 billion rubles., According to a recent report “Bookmakers’ Rating”, excerpts from which are in the “Gazette”. This assessment is based on player surveys. It includes bets from both licensed bookmakers and bookmakers who do not have a license in Russia. In 2018, the Russians made…

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Spartak will open hundreds of football schools in the regions

Football club (FC) “Spartak” and the owner of the brand of football schools “Junior” have agreed to cooperate. Within five years, they will open up to 450 Spartak Junior schools in Russia and the CIS, where about 50,000 children will play football, Vice President of Spartak FC Nail Izmailov and Director General of the Junior…

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Billionaire Rybolovlev has been charged in a corruption case

Dmitry Rybolovlev, the owner of the Monaco football club, whose fortune was estimated by US Forbes at $ 6.8 billion in 2018, has been charged with corruption and influence peddling in connection with his dispute with Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvet. reported Bloom. citing Monaco Attorney General Sylvie Patti-Leclerc. She did not disclose the essence…

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Narnikel has become a new general partner of the Russian Hockey Federation

“Narnikel” will be the general partner of the Russian Hockey Federation (FHR), as well as the men’s and women’s national hockey teams. A representative of the federation told Vedomosti about it. A representative of the mining and metallurgical company confirmed the information about the conclusion of the sponsorship contract. Its commercial terms were not disclosed…

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Krasnodar has decided to terminate its contract with Mamayev

Krasnodar football club, owned by billionaire Sergei Galitsky, intends to terminate the contract with footballer Pavel Mamayev because of his involvement in the conflict, which resulted in the injury of an official of the Ministry of Trade. About that said in a statement posted on the club’s website. Krasnodar reports that it is currently studying…

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Krasnodar has decided to terminate its contract with Mamayev

Krasnodar football club, owned by billionaire Sergei Galitsky, intends to terminate the contract with footballer Pavel Mamayev because of his involvement in the conflict, which resulted in the injury of an official of the Ministry of Trade. About that said in a statement posted on the club’s website. Krasnodar reports that it is currently studying…

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The KHL has sharply increased revenues – Gazette

In the 2017/18 season, the revenue of the Continental Hockey League (KHL) grew by 27% to 30.5 billion rubles, according to analysts at EY. The growth rate accelerated three times compared to the previous season and became the fastest in five years. The KHL is an open international hockey league with teams from Russia, Belarus,…

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Bloomberg has learned about Abramovich’s plans to sell Chelsea for 3 billion pounds

Billionaire Roman Abramovich, whose fortune is estimated at $ 10.8 billion by Forbes, is considering selling Chelsea football club. This was reported by Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the negotiations. The businessman has already rejected one offer to buy the club for $ 2, 3 billion, as he wants to get from the sale of…

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VTB will pay 24 billion rubles for the title sponsorship of the project “VTB Arena Park”

VTB has signed a contract for advertising services with its “daughter” – CC “Dynamo” – for 2.412 billion rubles., According to the site zakupki.gov.ru. It is concluded for four years and provides for a quarterly payment of 150.7 million rubles. until July 31, 2022 VTB owns 75% minus 1 share of Dinamo, the rest belongs…

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Formula 1 fans can now buy tours to the race in Sochi

A representative of ANO Rasgonki, the company organizing the Russian Formula 1 stage, told Vedomosti about the possibility of getting into the VTB Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix 2018 by buying a tour ticket. Several Russian tour operators have been awarded the status of “responsible ticket sellers”, he continues: Coral Travel, “My CU” and “Bible…

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Alisher Usmanov allocates $ 100 million to Uzbek football club Pakhtakor

Businessman Alisher Usmanov has joined the Tashkent football club Pakhtakor, Interfax reports citing a documentary by Uzbekistan 24 TV channel. Pakhtakor is one of the most famous and oldest football clubs in Uzbekistan, founded in 1956. A representative of the businessman confirmed this information. “Usmanov is not buying the Pakhtakor club, he is providing financial…

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Uralkali fails to buy Formula 1 team

One of the world’s largest producers of potassium – “Uralkali” – tried to buy the team “Formula 1” “Force India Formula One” (“Force India”), according to the Russian company. “Force India” – a strong middle of the royal race: in the 2017/18 season, its drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Window scored 187 points, allowing “Force…

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Usmanov’s profit from the sale of Arsenal shares could exceed 250 million pounds

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Inc. (KSE) American billionaire Stan Kronke buys 30.05% of London football club Arsenal from Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov. This became known from the report of the American corporation. Usmanov confirmed the deal through a representative. KSE is wholly owned by Kronke, and after the deal it will increase its stake in…

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Usmanov agreed to sell his stake in Arsenal to the main owner of the football club

American businessman Stan Kronke, who owns 67% of the English football club Arsenal, will buy 30% of the club from Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov. This is stated in the message of the company KSE, through which Kronke manages the club. “I have decided to sell my shares in Arsenal football club, which may be the…

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Golovin and win-win-win – Sheets

CSKA midfielder Alexander Golovin has joined AS Monaco. The amount of the deal, according to “Sport-Express”, was 30 million euros, the contract with the 22-year-old footballer is for 5 years, in Monaco he will earn 2 million euros a year; in case of the next sale of the CSKA footballer will receive 7-10% of the…

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The most active sponsors of the World Cup

Decision of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Field of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Raskomnadzor) of November 27, 2020 EL № FS 77-79546 Founder: JSC “Business News Media” V.a. editor-in-chief: Kazmina Irina Sergeevna Advertising and information supplement to the newspaper “Vedomosti”. Registered by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Field of…

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The UFC Fighting Championship creates a company in Russia

The cult American company Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will do business in mixed martial arts in Russia and the CIS. Its partners will be the Russian-Chinese Investment Fund (RKIF; created by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RFDI) and China Investment Corporation) and the Arab Mubadala Investment: the parties are creating a joint venture, a representative…

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Manchester City became the most successful club of the 2018 World Cup

“Manchester City” became the most successful club of the World Cup in Russia. “Vedomosti” made a rating of 50 teams whose players played in the national teams. In total, footballers from 315 clubs played at the World Cup. All 736 players were taken into account – 23 people in 32 teams., regardless of the time…

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The most expensive team became the world champion.

The most expensive national team of the World Cup in Russia national team of France ($ 1.299 billion) – was the most effective, taking first place in the World Cup. Reaching the final Croatian national team, ranked second, closes the top 10 most expensive teams at the World Cup ($ 432.8 million). The cost of…

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Microsoft’s artificial intelligence has named the 2018 World Cup finalists

Microsoft’s artificial intelligence has predicted the winners of the World Cup semifinals. With a probability of 56% in the match between France and Belgium, the winner will be France, and the match between Croatia and England with a probability of 62% will be won by England, a Microsoft spokesman told Vedomosti. Microsoft’s forecasts coincide with…

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Allianz could earn on the losses of the German national team

German Allianz is one of the main insurers of the World Cup, but she missed a great opportunity to earn on the relegation of the national team from the World Cup. Before the start of the tournament, retailers in Germany offered various promotions and prizes that customers could receive if the German national team retained…

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Stanislav Cherchesov: “The tournament is just beginning!”

The Russian national team defeated the Spanish national team 4: 3 on penalties and for the first time since 1970 reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup. The Spanish team owned the ball 74% of the time, Russia – 26%, the Spaniards hit the Russians 25 shots, 9 of them – in the goal line,…

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FIFA has shown how the virtual assistant referees will work at the 2018 World Cup

The International Broadcasting Center (IBC) for journalists of the 2018 FIFA World Cup (June 14-July 15) earned money at the Crocus Expo in Krasnogorsk, Moscow region. On an area of ​​40,000 square meters. m there are rooms for accredited broadcasters, production centers, studios for video broadcasts, to determine the quality of broadcasting and other premises.…

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Almost 2.5 million tickets were sold at the World Cup match.

The International Football Association (FIFA) has already distributed 2,403,116 tickets to fans for the 2018 FIFA World Cup match to be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15, it said. A third of all tickets (871,797) went to the Russians, the rest were distributed among foreign guests. Fans from the USA (88,825), Brazil…

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Chelsea Football Club has frozen the stadium construction project

English football club Chelsea, owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, has temporarily frozen a project to build a new stadium in London. This was reported on the team’s website. “No further pre-project work on design and planning will be carried out. There is no time frame for reviewing this decision, ”the statement reads. The project…

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How Trump can prevent the US from hosting the World Cup

The congress of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) will take place in Moscow on June 13, on the eve of the opening match of the World Cup in Russia. The host of the 2026 World Cup will be chosen to choose between Morocco and a joint bid of the United States, Canada and…

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What do its sponsors expect from the World Cup?

“Without a doubt, the World Cup in Russia will provide less financial opportunities than in Brazil four years ago,” said Adidas Group CEO (Adidas and Reebok brands) Casper Rorsted at a teleconference in the first quarter of 2018. – But we are from looking forward to this event, it’s a fantastic way to bring our…

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Adidas hopes to stop falling sales in Russia thanks to the World Cup

German sporting goods manufacturer Adidas Group (Adidas and Reebok brands) expects that its sales in the Russian market will stop falling in 2018. This was stated by CEO Casper Rorsted at a teleconference with investors in the first quarter of 2018. In 2017, Adidas sales in Russia and the CIS fell by 13% according to…

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FIFA can approve the creation of two new tournaments

The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) is preparing to vote on a proposal by a group of investors to create two new world tournaments for football clubs and national teams. The plan is being promoted by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who is in confidential talks with a group of investors, including Japan’s SoftBank. They…

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Banks refuse to work with FIDE because of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has lost access to the financial system: over the weekend, the Swiss UBS closed its account, and no other bank wanted to take it to customer service. The reason is Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who heads FIDE, which has been on the US sanctions list since 2015 for supporting the regime of…

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What do the stadiums of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar look like?

Decision of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Field of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Raskomnadzor) of November 27, 2020 EL № FS 77-79546 Founder: JSC “Business News Media” V.a. editor-in-chief: Kazmina Irina Sergeevna Advertising and information supplement to the newspaper “Vedomosti”. Registered by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Field of…

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Vivo smartphone maker to sponsor Lokomotiv

A Vivo representative told Vedomosti about the sponsorship contract with Lokomotiv, and a representative of the football club confirmed it. According to both Vedomosti interlocutors, the contract is for the 2017-2018 seasons. and 2018-2019. Russian Premier League football championship. According to both, the contract, in particular, provides for the placement of the Vivo logo on…

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For the first time in five years, Russian football has become profitable

In 2016, the clubs of the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) for the first time in five years became profitable: their revenues exceeded costs by 32 billion rubles. This is stated in a study of the economics of Russian football PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Many clubs have become profitable due to rising revenue from ticket sales and…

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How much is the Olympics in Pyeongchang

With a project estimate of $ 11.8 billion, the cost of preparing for the XXIII Olympic Winter and XII Paralympic Games is currently $ 12.6 billion for Olympic venues, including the PyeongChang Olympic Plaza with a 35,000-seat stadium for the opening ceremonies more than $ 2.5 billion was spent. But of the 13 new stadiums,…

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The FIFA dealer returned to hotels a third of the seats booked in them

FIFA’s official accommodation dealer, Match Accommodation, has adjusted the need for hotel rooms to accommodate guests of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, its representative told Vedomosti and confirmed by representatives of several companies that manage hotels. The FIFA World Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 Russian cities, including Moscow,…

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The IOC has revealed the criteria for not admitting Russians to the Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today published a list of basic and additional criteria according to which some Russian athletes were not admitted to the Olympics. The final discussion of the IOC special commission on the list of Russian athletes invited to the 2018 Winter Olympics will take place on January 27 in Pyeongchang. However,…

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MTS started e-sports.

The MTS mobile operator has acquired the Gambit Esports e-sports club, two employees of Russian e-sports companies told Vedomosti and confirmed both sides of the deal. MTS has bought the owner of the club – the Cypriot company Praliss Enterprises, says MTS spokesman Dmitry Solodovnikov. According to the Cypriot registry, the sole owner of Praliss…

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Mutko resigned as chairman of the organizing committee of the 2018 World Cup

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who suspended his duties as president of the Russian Football Union (RFU) this week, has also resigned as chairman of the organizing committee of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This was reported by “R-Sport”. According to Mutko, the chairman of the organizing committee of the 2018 World Cup will…

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The IOC has banned the tricolor in the uniform of Russian athletes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published requirements for the design of clothing and equipment of Russian athletes who will take part in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang under a neutral flag. The requirements do not allow not only any symbols of Russia, but also the selection of the word “Russia” in the font size…

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Moka’s decision on Russia: the main decisions

Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), studying the reports of two independent commissions that checked the data of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on the system of circumvention of anti-doping measures in Russian sports, decided that Russian athletes will not be able to participate in the 2018 Olympics. the decision on admission to the Olympics…

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Will Russia have time to build all the stadiums before the World Cup

How to get to football According to FIFA, 258 million tickets will go on sale. They are divided into four categories depending on the location of the seat on the podium. One of the categories is made only for residents of Russia. These tickets will be the cheapest. For group matches (excluding the opening) they…

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Transneft tripled the value of its stake in the KHL

For the second time, Transneft has put up for sale 11.8% of the authorized capital of the Continental Hockey League (KHL). The asset will be sold at public auction. From the company’s materials it follows that the initial price of the asset is set at 29.57 million rubles. This is almost three times the amount…

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Brooklyn Nets Prokhorov buy co-founder Alibaba

Alibaba Group co-founder and deputy chairman Joe Tsai has agreed to buy a 49% stake in the Brooklyn Nets National Basketball Association (NBA) club from Mikhail Prokhorov, US sports channel ESPN and Bloomberg reported, citing sources. Information about the upcoming deal was confirmed to Vedomosti by a source close to Prokhorov’s Annexim group. A representative…

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