Austria

Austrian Chancellor Viktor Klima and his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban have underlined their support for a joint bid to host the European soccer championships in 2004.

The National Hockey League is unlikely to support efforts by the International Olympic Committee to develop a uniform drugs policy for North American professional sports, the head of the NHL players' association has said.

European soccer governing body UEFA says it will announce the winner of the bid to host the 2004 European Championships in October.

Romanian side Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt's appeal against a one year ban from European club competition has been rejected by UEFA.

The NFL is planning to show Sunday afternoon football in the Netherlands, Austria and Singapore via the Internet starting this weekend.

Austrian businessman Frank Stronach wants to invest millions to revamp Austrian soccer and create an elite team for the proposed European Super League, a newspaper said on Sunday.

Lisbon is expected to launch its second bid this year to host a major sports event.

Ten cities have submitted bids to be the permanent headquarters of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).

The Liechtenstein-based Fritz Kaiser Group (FKG) has sold its 24.5 per cent equity stake in Formula One?s Red Bull Sauber Holding Ltd for an undisclosed price to the remaining shareholders Peter Sauber and Red Bull Trading of Austria.

UEFA has said it expects three candidates to submit bids to host the 2004 European championship.

International television rights company CSI Ltd has recently acquired the exclusive television rights for home matches of the English football clubs in the UEFA Cup and the European Pro Beach Soccer League.

Romanian soccer club Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt have been banned from European competitions for five years by UEFA, after allegations that prostitutes were offered to match officials in charge of an Intertoto Cup game in July.