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Bill Sweeney

Bill Sweeney pictured in February 2018
RFU to make 139 positions redundant as part of cost-cutting measures
The English union has suffered significant financial pain because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Jul 6, 13:30
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne pictured on June 17, 2020
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on June 20
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the sports world.
Jun 20, 23:39
Bill Sweeney pictured in February 2018
Bill Sweeney believes calendar changes could boost global game
The RFU chief executive believes discussions could bring big advantages to rugby union.
Jun 20, 09:56
A woman wearing a mask walks by the Emirates Stadium after manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus and their Premier League match against Brighton on Saturday has been cancelled on March 13, 2020
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on June 6
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the entertainment world.
Jun 6, 23:39
Bill Sweeney pictured in February 2018
RFU chief Bill Sweeney claims rugby union could work as summer sport
Bill Sweeney did not rule out next year's Lions tour of South Africa being rescheduled.
Jun 6, 22:27
Bill Sweeney pictured in February 2018
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on June 4
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the entertainment world.
Jun 4, 23:39
Bill Sweeney pictured in February 2018
RFU chief Bill Sweeney insists that any Six Nations changes will be temporary
A home-and-away format is one of several options under consideration if the autumn internationals cannot go ahead as planned.
Jun 4, 22:16
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in March 2020
Six Nations 2021 to be played on a home-and-away basis?
RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney is making contingency plans if the usual calendar cannot go ahead.
Jun 4, 17:35
Bill Sweeney pictured in February 2018
RFU boss fears "catastrophic impact" if shutdown extends to 2021 Six Nations
Bill Sweeney said the governing body stand to lose £107million if the autumn internationals in November do not go ahead.
May 5, 14:29
Rick Parry pictured in October 2019
Coronavirus latest: Sports bosses warn of financial implications of pandemic
Rick Parry, Tom Harrison, Bill Sweeney, Dame Katherine Grainger and Tim Hollingsworth all gave evidence to the DCMS committee.
May 5, 14:28
Rick Parry pictured in October 2019
Coronavirus latest: EFL chairman expects "financial hole" of £200m
Rick Parry, Dame Katherine Grainger, Bill Sweeney, Tim Hollingsworth and Tom Harrison all give evidence on Tuesday morning.
May 5, 14:27
Rick Parry pictured in October 2019
Coronavirus latest: Sports leaders to discuss impact of pandemic next week
The DCMS committee will hold an evidence session on Tuesday.
May 1, 10:44
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in March 2020
RFU chief Bill Sweeney admits rugby landscape could be dramatically altered
England have extended the contract of head coach Eddie Jones until the end of the 2023 World Cup.
Apr 2, 23:23
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in March 2020
Eddie Jones wants England to become greatest team of all time
The 60-year-old will overtake Sir Clive Woodward as the country's longest-serving coach.
Apr 2, 12:57
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in March 2020
Coronavirus latest: Eddie Jones urges public to follow Boris Johnson's lead
Jones has taken a pay cut in excess of 25 per cent.
Mar 27, 18:13
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the final as he and Switzerland's Roger Federer pose with their trophies on July 14, 2019
Coronavirus: Wimbledon calls emergency meeting to discuss possible cancellation
The pandemic has cast doubt on the viability of this summer's championships at SW19.
Mar 26, 08:14
Bill Sweeney pictured in February 2018
Coronavirus latest: RFU bosses to take pay cut of more than 25%
The governing body is budgeting for losses of between £45million and £50million.
Mar 25, 20:47
Bill Sweeney pictured in February 2018
Coronavirus latest: RFU braced for financial hit due to pandemic
All English rugby activity below the Gallagher Premiership has been cancelled for the season.
Mar 20, 15:36
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in March 2020
RFU warns Eddie Jones over post-match comments after referee criticism
RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney says Eddie Jones, and the RFU, regret any implication that referee Ben O'Keeffe was biased.
Mar 12, 18:46
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured in January 2020
Eddie Jones to discuss England future after Six Nations
The head coach, who is contracted until next summer, plans to meet chief executive Bill Sweeney for dinner.
Mar 8, 22:25
Bill Sweeney pictured in February 2018
Championship clubs accuse RFU of signing "death warrant" after announcing cuts
The RFU will pay only £288,000 per club, down from £530,000, under the new terms for next season.
Feb 12, 19:15
Bedford Blues chairman Geoff Irvine pictured in 2010
Championship clubs hit out at RFU's second-tier funding cuts
Nottingham chairman Alistair Bow is unhappy with the way the news was communicated.
Feb 12, 13:03
Bill Sweeney pictured in February 2018
RFU announces plans to slash Championship funding for next season
Clubs in the second tier will now receive approximately £288,000 each.
Feb 12, 08:53
England head coach Eddie Jones walks with his runner up medal after the match on November 2, 2019
Eddie Jones's England future still uncertain
Bill Sweeney stated after England had finished World Cup runners-up that it would make "sense" to retain Eddie Jones until France 2021.
Dec 17, 23:17
England head coach Eddie Jones walks with his runner up medal after the match on November 2, 2019
RFU chief pours doubt on Eddie Jones' long-term England future
Rugby Football Union chief executive Bill Sweeney says he is chatting with Eddie Jones about the future.
Dec 17, 17:13
Conor O'Shea in charge of Italy on February 2, 2019
Conor O'Shea to work alongside Eddie Jones in "wide-ranging" RFU role
O'Shea stepped down from the Italy head coach role after the recent World Cup and will start his new post at Twickenham next year.
Nov 29, 13:18
Eddie Jones watches on during England training on March 15, 2019
RFU boss Sweeney rejects idea of planning for Eddie Jones' successor
England head coach Jones is contracted until 2021.
Jun 13, 22:00
Generic view inside Twickenham in March 2018
John Mitchell signs new two-year contract with England
Defence coach Mitchell has extended his contract that now expires in line with that of head coach Eddie Jones.
Jun 13, 14:06
Bill Sweeney pictured in February 2018
RFU appoints BOA boss Bill Sweeney as new chief executive
The current British Olympic Association chief executive replaces Steve Brown, who left his role at the RFU in November after less than 15 months.
Feb 19, 16:21
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British Olympic Association: 'Plans in place to evacuate Team GB from Winter Olympics'
The British Olympic Association confirms that plans are in place to evacuate Team GB's athletes from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
Oct 25, 20:49
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British journalist denied entry to Azerbaijan ahead of European Games
British journalist Owen Gibson is denied entry to the European Games in Baku after criticising the Azerbaijani government's human rights record.
Jun 12, 11:58
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Aaron Cook to represent Moldova following switch from Team GB
The British Olympic Association confirms that Aaron Cook will now compete for Moldova after it agreed to allow him to switch nations.
Apr 16, 08:57
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Team GB add DFS to list of sponsors for Rio 2016 Olympics
Team GB will have the support of new sponsors UK sofa manufacturers DFS at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Dec 4, 11:46
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
British Olympic Association teams up with Deloitte for Rio 2016
The BOA announces that professional services provider Deloitte will help with preparations for Rio 2016.
Nov 26, 12:10
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Team GB officials praise Sochi security
Team GB officials Lord Coe, Mike Hay and Bill Sweeney praise the security in place at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Feb 6, 14:45
Runners make their way through Canary Wharf during the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26, 2015
Bill Sweeney named new British Olympic Association chief executive
Bill Sweeney is named as the new British Olympic Association chief executive.
Oct 7, 12:49

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