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France Reportedly Vying To Grab 2023 Rugby World Cup From Host Favorite Ireland

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 17 / 17

Ireland is the "short-priced" favorite to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup but one of its rivals is "really stepping up their efforts to nab it" from the country, according to the IRISH INDEPENDENT. French rugby magazine Midi Olympique is reporting that the French Rugby Federation (FFR) has been "makin...

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Bayern Munich Inks Deal With Goal.com

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Bundesliga Draws Less Than 4M Viewers

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State Will Increase Financial Support

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Clubs Sell Close To 180K Season Tickets

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IAAF Event Draws Over 1.5M Viewers

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F1 Track To Become Used Car Lot

A report in the Sözcü daily revealed that Istanbul Park , built at a cost of $290M in '05 to hold races that "sputtered to a halt" in '11 due to a lack of interest, "is to become a used car dealership," according to TODAY'S ZAMAN. The park, "built with great fanfare and millions of dollar ...

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