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Stockholm unable to handle switch

Updated: February 24, 2009, 1:04 PM ET
Associated Press

STOCKHOLM -- The Davis Cup matches between Sweden and Israel will be played without spectators in Malmo next month after an attempt to move the venue to Stockholm fell through.

Swedish organizers Tuesday cited security concerns for the closed-door policy because anti-Israeli demonstrations are expected during the best-of-five series March 6-8.

"It's terrible that they are trying to mix politics with sports, especially in an enlightened country like Sweden," said Michael ...

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