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- Tokyo Olympics most costly ever, study suggests
- DFL vote in favor of five-substitutes rule
- Bale accuses Real of making it “difficult” to leave
Tokyo Olympics are most costly Summer Games
The Tokyo Olympics are already the most expensive Summer Games on record with costs set to go higher, a wide-ranging
study from Britain’s University of Oxford indicates.
The Tokyo cost overrun already exceeds 200%, lead author Bent Flyvbjerg explained in an interview with The Associated Press. This is even before several billion more dollars are added on from the one-year delay from the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Football Leaks’ trial begins
The trial of Rui Pinto, the man behind the “Football Leaks” that exposed shady dealings by leading clubs, players and agents, begins on Friday in Lisbon, with the hacker facing 90 charges.
The accusations include attempted blackmail, computer hacking, breach of correspondence and data theft. “I hope to be acquitted because I am a whistleblower and I acted in good faith,” the 31-year-old hacker told Der Spiegel.
AFL virus breach after strip club brawl
Two Australian Rules players were slapped with 10-game bans and sent home in disgrace Friday after a drunken brawl outside a strip club, which broke strict coronavirus regulations.
Sydney Stack and Callum Coleman-Jones, who play for reigning champions Richmond, left their bio-secure ‘bubble’ and ventured out into Surfer’s Paradise, a bar-heavy area of Gold Coast, where they got into a fight at 3:30 am Friday.
DFL vote in favor of keeping five substitutes rule
The German Bundesliga will keep five substitutions for the 2020-21 season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic with the German League Association (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert predicting that the coming campaign would be “the most demanding and difficult in the history of German professional football.”
The 36 clubs in the top two German men’s soccer leagues voted at a German Football League meeting Thursday to continue the rule for next season. That comes after the English Premier League moved back to three substitutions after using five to finish the 2019-20 campaign during the pandemic.
van de Beek honours ex-teammate
Manchester United’s new signing Donny van de Beek has revealed he will wear shirt number 34 in honour of former Ajax team-mate Abdelhak Nouri, who suffered brain damage after an on-pitch heart attack.
“This is a special thing for me because my good friend Abdelhak Nouri… maybe you know the story, he had a heart attack and he’s a good friend of mine. So I decided to take his old number on my shirt and I want to get good memories with this number.”
Bale accuses Real Madrid of making it “difficult” to leave
Bale is out of…