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  • #ICYMI: Obstacle to German 2032 Bid Survey, 1st Boxing World Cup Moves


    09/13/20

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    (ATR) A political dispute has flared in North Rhine-Westphalia over the citizens' survey on the German Olympic bid for 2032.
    Cologne is one of 14 cities involved in potential 2032 bid. (Max Pixel)

    The Social Democratic Party (SPD) is calling for a citizens' survey to be conducted throughout the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, not just in the cities where the planned venues are located.

    "A bid for the Games can only be successful if it meets with the broad approval of the people in our state. That is why such a survey must not be an elitist event of a closed society where the other cities are only allowed to watch from outside," said SPD state parliament faction leader Thomas Kutschte.

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     ATR First: Boxing World Cup Moves to March 2021
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    (ATR) The Russian Boxing Federation confirms the postponement of the new AIBA World Cup originally scheduled for November 2020.

    In response to an email from Around the Rings, an RBF spokesperson reported that "the Boxing World Cup will take place in 2021 and is scheduled for March."

    The RBF representative added that the competition "should not coincide with the Olympic qualifiers to be held in February".

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