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Formula 1 Execs To Discuss Security Following Robberies In Brazil

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 16 / 17

Formula 1 execs will discuss ways to "improve security at grands prix following a series of problems outside Brazil's circuit" over the weekend, according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. Mercedes personnel were robbed at gunpoint on Friday night "and a number of other vehicles had near misses" in ...

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Brazil Charges OCI President Hickey

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The Int'l Paralympic Committee is to "crack down on cheating in Rio as it introduces new tests to prevent boosting, a banned performance-enhancing practice which seeks to give Paralympic competitors an edge but puts them at risk from strokes or even cardiac arrest," according to Gareth Davies of the ...

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Corinthians Inks Deal With Estrella Galicia

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Thomas Bach To Miss Opening Ceremony

IOC President Thomas Bach will miss the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday -- "the first time" the president of the IOC will "not have attended the event for 32 years," according to Daniel Etchells of INSIDE THE GAMES. Bach is instead due to be attending "th ...

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Police Say They Can Prove Ticket Scandal

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IPC Predicts Paralympics Sell-Out

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Former IOC Exec Hickey Leaves Prison

The former head of the European Olympic Committee, Ireland's Patrick Hickey, left prison in Rio de Janeiro "vowing to clear his name as an investigation continues into charges he took part in a ring to illegally sell tickets to the Games," according to Ricardo de Moraes of REUTERS. A Rio court on Mo ...

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