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In Grip Of Youth Movement, FIA Looks To Makes F1 Cars Harder To Drive

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 30 / 14

The FIA is "examining ways of making F1 cars harder to drive," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. As 17-year-old Max Verstappen prepares to make his F1 debut in Friday's free practice ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, the racing organization is afraid his appearance "will underline fearsw...

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ASC Offers $2M For Athletics Merger

The Australian Sports Commission is dangling a A$2M ($2.05M) "carrot in front of athletics to encourage a long-desired merger between Athletics Australia and Little Athletics Australia, the two leading bodies for the sport," according to Nicole Jeffery of THE AUSTRALIAN. The division of the sport be ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Foxtel To Stretch Netball Clinics

Foxtel's support for netball "is to stretch from the elite to grassroots after it committed itself to coaching clinics as well as funding for clubs," according to Warren Partland of THE ADVERTISER. Already heavily involved in the sport as the broadcaster of the ANZ Championship and Diamonds' matches ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Australia

A-Leauge Club Rejects Takeover Bid

A-League side Melbourne Heart's owners "have no interest in selling the club," after it was revealed that former National Soccer League club South Melbourne Tuesday "submitted a bid to take over the A-League outfit," according to David Davutovic of the HERALD SUN. South Melbourne, which currently co ...

Tags: Franchises, Australia

Black Caviar Trainer Fires Back

Verbal warfare "has broken out" between Australian trainers and their British counterparts over accusations that Black Caviar and other Royal Ascot winners from Down Under "may have been given steroids during their career," according to J.A. McGrath of the London TELEGRAPH. An "emotive peak in this ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom, Australia

The Waterhouse-Singleton Feud Origins

A conversation inside a corporate suite at a National Rugby League game "is being blamed for the Gai Waterhouse-John Singleton feud that has rocked Sydney's racing establishment," according to Rothfield & Thomas of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. It was a comment from rugby league immortal Andrew Jo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Horse Owner's Silence Could Mean Ban

Australian racehorse owner John Singleton "faces a ban from owning racehorses if he refuses to name the friends who told him Tom Waterhouse had tipped them off that the horse More Joyous 'had no chance' in Saturday's All-Aged Stakes," according to Ralston & Roots of THE AGE. Singleton "has refus ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Bookmaker Waterhouse Investigated

Stewards will look to establish whether bookmaker Tom Waterhouse had "privileged information" before More Joyous' dismal performance as the turf war between his trainer mother and Owner John Singleton rages, according to Cormick & Kogoy of THE AUSTRALIAN. On Sunday, Singleton remo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

RV, BHA Want Consistency In Rules

Racing Victoria will push for a re-examination of the Australian rules allowing horses to be treated with anabolic steroids while "out of competition," according to Michael Lynch of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The push comes after the shock revelations in England that one of the world's biggest racin ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia, United Kingdom

Player's Death Accelerated By Doping

The independent report into National Rugby League Cronulla's '11 supplement program "has warned peptides given to players may have accelerated former prop Jon Mannah's fatal cancer," according to Massoud, Hooper & Wilson of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. An explosive report "has raised concerns abo ...

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A-League Final Sets Ratings Record

Football Federation Australia "has been boosted" by the news that the A-League Grand Final "delivered record television ratings for broadcast partner Fox Sports," according to SOCCEREX. The A-League Grand Final on Sunday, in which the Central Coast Mariners defeated Western Sydney 2-0, dre ...

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