Albania

Uefa, European football’s governing body, has agreed deals in Albania for the Champions League and in Georgia for the Champions League and Europa League, for the three seasons from 2012-13 to 2014-15.

Uefa, European football’s governing body, has agreed rights deals in the Ukraine for the Champions League and Europa League, and in Albania for the Champions League, for the 2012-13 to 2014-15 period.

The Sportfive agency invited offers for the rights for the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games in Albania. Bids must be submitted by 5pm central European time on April 30

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