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Spain withdraws from mixed Euros over image rights dispute

February 10, 2015

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain with badminton world champion Carolina Marin has withdrawn from the European mixed team championship because of a dispute between some of its players over revenues from image rights.

The Spanish badminton federation says on its website that the decision was taken “due to a disagreement with several players” over a change to federation rules made last month regarding the division of potential revenues from image rights.

Federation spokesman Jaime Gomez tells The Associated Press it “has been looking for a solution and remains open to proposals” from the players.

The tournament in Leuven, Belgium, begins on Wednesday.

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