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  • Ulster fly high with ACS

    Aircraft Charter provider Air Charter Service (ACS) has announced a one-year sponsorship deal with Ulster Rugby. ACS will provide aircraft arrangements for the team as they travel to league fixtures in the United Kingdom and to Heineken Cup matches in Europe for the 2011/12 season.The new deal marks an extension of the partnership between the two parties. Matthew Purton, commercial jet director for ACS, said: “We Charter aircraft for many of the world’s biggest sports teams, so we have a gr...

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  • IOC To Recommend Rugby Continues For 2024 Olympics

    ... executive board for placing their continued trust in rugby, and our national member unions, players and passionate fans for making sevens the best it can possibly be. “We now await the decision of the IOC session and continue to be fully committed to the Olympic Charter and the highest standards of anti-doping as we look to what promises to be a spectacular Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and, hopefully, beyond." See also... Sevens Must Seize The Moment In 2017 Olympics Bring 17m New Fans To Rugby O...

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  • Olympic Stadium joins 2015 RWC Shortlist

    London’s Olympic Stadium may be used to host matches during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The company who manage the venue, the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), has submitted an application for it to be used during the tournament. After the Games, the stadium is to be downsized from its current capacity of 80,000 to 60,000 and will act as a multi-use arena. It is still unknown who will be primary tenant for the ground, the decision is due to be announced by the OPLC after the event has finished...

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  • World Cup Role for Olympic Stadium?

    The Mail Online have run the following article: Organisers of the 2015 Rugby World Cup want to use the Olympic Stadium as one of their venues for the country’s next global sporting event. But their plan to make a formal application is on hold because there is uncertainty over issues such as tenancy and future capacity. It is expected that the stadium, which currently holds 80,000, will eventually be occupied by West Ham United.  ‘We have the option of using the Olympic Park to stage matches...

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  • Olympic Stadium Could Host Five World Cup Games

    The Olympic Stadium is set to host as many as five fixtures at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, it emerged on Wednesday night, according to The Telegraph. The London 2012 centrepiece is at the heart of the match schedule ­submitted by England 2015 for approval by the International Rugby Board, demonstrating just how crucial the stadium has become for ­tournament organisers since they were given more time to secure the ­venue’s inclusion. Staging five games at the iconic arena would help to solve t...

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  • Olympic Stadium To Host International Rugby League

    The Olympic Stadium in London will host international rugby league for the first time in November 2015 when England face New Zealand in the second game of a three-match series. The 54,000-capacity all-seater stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London joins the KC Stadium in Hull and the DW Stadium in Wigan as one of three host venues named. The series will mark England’s first appearance on home soil since their defeat to New Zealand in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup semi-final at Wemb...

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  • Trains Finally Set To Run On Wasps Match Days

    Wasps fans will finally be able to catch a train to watch their team after the club announced that it is to trial a new service at the Ricoh Arena station, which was previously little use on match days. Supporters have previously been advised not to use the train station on match days, despite it being built as part of a £13.6million project to improve the line between Nuneaton and Coventry, because operator London Midland would not run any more than one train per hour and that had a capacity o...

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  • Firm In Threat To Disrupt Olympic Stadium Games

    A company that helped to refit the Olympic Stadium has threatened to make it “unusable” for the rest of the Rugby World Cup after not being paid for the work, according to The Telegraph. Gallowglass, run by the former Scotland full-back Nick Grecian, warned that it planned to sneak into the £700 million venue and remove materials essential for the functioning of its retractable seating. The plot has been hatched in a bid to force the stadium owners to honour a payment of £712,000 to the...

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  • Olympic Stadium Transformation Costs Soar To £272 Million

    The cost of transforming the Olympic Stadium in Stratford in time to host five matches at the Rugby World Cup in September and October has almost doubled from £152 million to £272 million. The stadium had a capacity of 80,000 for the London Olympics in 2012, making it the third largest ground in the country behind Wembley and Twickenham, but Balfour Beatty won the contract to transform it into a 56,000-capacity stadium ready for the World Cup and to be the new home of West Ham United. The aren...

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  • RWC Organisers Hold Out For Olympic Dream

    Rugby World Cup organisers have delayed confirming the venues to be used in 2015 in the hope that London's Olympic Stadium can be included.The full list of grounds and dates were to be released today but instead the International Rugby Board (IRB) issued a statement reporting on a meeting of the Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) board and England Rugby 2015 to discuss tournament planning where a "key agenda item" was the match schedule and selection of venues. Despite no further news being given on...

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