Belarus

UEFA and its partnering agency TEAM Marketing have concluded a number of TV rights negotiations for the next Champions League contract after announcing a raft of new deals.

Belarus Interior Minister Vladimir Naumov has been unanimously elected as president of the country's ice hockey federation.

The president of the Belarus soccer federation, Grigory Fyodorov, is to take a newspaper to court in an effort to clear his name.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has said he would provide free housing for his country's athletes - provided they won Olympic or world titles.

The Belarus Soccer Federation has unanimously rejected the resignation of its president, Yevgeny Shuntov, and he said he had agreed to stay on.

Retired major-general Grigory Fyodorov has been elected president of the Belorussian Football Federation.

Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov has let slip one part of his long-awaited plan to tackle Russia's economic crisis, saying his government would help the national soccer team improve their image and performance.

KGB chief Vladimir Matskevich has been installed as head of the Belarus Biathlon Federation in an effort to improve the country's standing in the sport.

The Nationwide Building Society has added to its UK soccer sponsorship portfolio by signing a three-year #500,000 sponsorship deal with the FA of Wales (FAW).

England?s win over Germany on Saturday is a major boost for the World Cup?s multi-million pound licensing programme, according to Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG), the agency responsible for generating revenue from next year?s soccer tournament.

Russia's individual Olympic gold medal-winners at the Sydney Games in September can expect a $100,000 bonus, the country's leading sports official have said.

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