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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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RV Set For Cost-Cutting Measures

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11/14/13
Bach Calls For Increased Doping Tests

IOC President Thomas Bach said that tests for banned substances "will be more stringent than ever" for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, according to the AFP. Athletes will undergo 1,269 pre-competition tests -- more than 400 more than the Vancouver games -- while total tests will increase by almost 300 to 2 ...

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11/14/13
ECB, Channel Nine Agree To Ashes Deal

The England and Wales Cricket Board has agreed to a broadcast deal for Australia’s next two Ashes tours of England with Australian broadcaster Channel Nine. The deal includes exclusive rights in Australia to the Ashes Series and the One-Day Series and Int'l T20 matches in '15 and '19. Eng ...

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11/13/13
AFL Signs New Sports Drinks Deal

The Australia Football League's richest clubs will ''shout'' the poorer ones with "a centralised sports drinks deal forming part of the league's new equalisation measures for next year," according to Michael Gleeson of THE AGE. The AFL "has signed a new deal with Coca-Cola for next year which splits ...

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11/13/13
FFA Concerned About Brazil Security

Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop "has admitted the governing body has concerns over security at next year's World Cup with ongoing violence and civil unrest in Brazil," according to Angela Habashy of the AAP. The Socceroos "recently experienced first hand the nation-wide protests when ...

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Cricket Australia Opens $27M Facility

Cricket Australia has opened its new A$29M ($27M) National Cricket Centre located at Allan Border Field in Brisbane. The center features indoor and outdoor training facilities ( CA ). In Brisbane, Phil Lutton wrote "planted at selected points throughout the new National Cricket Centre were some of C ...

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11/13/13
Meeting To Chart Super Rugby Future

The three SANZAR countries "will meet in London on Friday to discuss the future of Super Rugby following South Africa's rejection of a proposed two-conference system, that would have seen Argentina join the competition," according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. SANZAR "must now reach a compromise ...

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