Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

2014-07-11 21:47 AFRICA NEWS

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Finally, a good use for new app "Yo"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014

Read more

REPORTERS

Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

Read more

#THE 51%

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Politics: parties under pressure

Read more

FOCUS

In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

Read more

ENCORE!

Haute Couture: the hand-stitched clothing made in Paris that sells for the price of small yachts

Read more

  • Amazon snubs French free delivery ban with one-cent charge

    Read more

  • Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

    Read more

  • Netanyahu resists international pressure to stop air strikes on Gaza

    Read more

  • The third-place playoff: the World Cup game no one wants to play

    Read more

  • Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting drops extradition appeal

    Read more

  • Kurdish forces take over two oilfields in northern Iraq

    Read more

  • Are French high school students getting smarter?

    Read more

  • Italy’s Trentin wins seventh stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • Disgraced Suarez leaves Liverpool for Barcelona

    Read more

  • In pictures: Chanel, Dior and so much more at the Paris couture shows

    Read more

  • French ‘Civic Service’ eyes massive expansion amid huge demand

    Read more

  • In Pictures: Petrol station hit by Hamas rockets

    Read more

  • Manhunt as FIFA partner flees Rio hotel to avoid arrest

    Read more

  • Video: Palestinians fear full Israeli military offensive in Gaza

    Read more

  • Ukrainian forces close in on Donetsk

    Read more

Sweden fined for Israel Davis Cup lockout

©

Latest update : 2009-04-02

Sweden's tennis federation has been fined $25,000 and the city of Malmo was barred from hosting Davis Cup matches for five years after a controversial decision to stage the country's World Group clash with Israel behind closed doors.

REUTERS - The Swedish tennis federation has been fined $25,000 and Malmo has been banned from hosting Davis Cup matches for five years after the city's authorities opted to play the tie against Israel behind closed doors.

 

The ITF also said in a statement the Swedish federation will have to pay an additional $15,000, which it would have received in gate receipts had the March 6-8 tie been open to spectators.

 

"The committee strongly condemned the decision by the city government of Malmo to refuse to allow spectators to attend the matches and the resultant fact that the Swedish Tennis Association played the tie behind closed doors," the Davis Cup committee said in a statement on the ITF website (www.itftennis.com).

 

Other conditions were also placed on Sweden by the committee, including a written guarantee that future ties will be open to the public.

 

The ITF said Sweden will also lose the right to choose the ground for the next tie if a similar situation occurs in the future.

 
Sweden lost the World Group first-round tie 3-2.

 

Date created : 2009-04-02

Comments

COMMENT(S)