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Qualcomm's Wireless Charging Technology Used In Formula E To Hit Market Within 3 Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 02 / 15

Qualcomm expects its wireless charging technology will hit car showrooms within three years, according to a company official. Wireless charging, which is currently being tested in Formula E, will soon appear on tick sheets right next to car color and upholstery, said Graeme Davison, Qualcomm's VP of...

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Clubs Against Homegrown Player Proposals

FA Chair Greg Dyke’s plan to increase the number of homegrown players in Premier League squads to benefit the England team won significant support from UEFA President Michel Platini on Tuesday, but he "still faces staunch opposition from many clubs when he tries to sell them the idea" on Thurs ...

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RCD To Bid For 2022 Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Germany (RCD) announced it "will bid to host the 2022 Ryder Cup, sighting the possible tournament venue as the golf course in Bad Saarow, Brandenburg," according to the SID. The course "was designed" by former golfer Nick Faldo. The tournament has only been hosted outside of the U.K. once ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

Partners Benefit From Winter Sports

German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF are looking back at a very successful winter sports season. The viewership numbers were distinctively higher than during the previous winter. In particular, biathlon, Alpine skiing and ski jumping saw an average increase of 600,000 viewers. The channel's winter ...

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UEFA Elects David Gill As Britain's FIFA VP

David Gill "has been elected by UEFA" as Britain's FIFA VP, defeating FA of Wales President Trefor Lloyd Hughes in an election in Vienna, according to SKY SPORTS. Gill, who is also vice-chairman of the FA, "will succeed Northern Ireland's Jim Boyce in May and will have a four-year term on FIFA's exe ...

Tags: International Football, Europe, United Kingdom

Jambos Won't Splash Cash Recklessly

Scottish Championship side Heart of Midlothian has "shaken off the painful scars" of the former owner Vladimir Romanov years by "romping to the Scottish Championship title" with seven games to spare, according to Joe Callaghan of the HERALD SCOTLAND. Under the "controversial" Russian banker, th ...

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Skoda New Tour De France Sponsor

Czech car manufacturer Skoda "has been revealed" as the new sponsor of the Tour de France green jersey, replacing long-term partner PMU, according to Stuart Clarke of CYCLING WEEKLY. The French betting company has been "synonymous with the sprinters jersey for almost a quarter of a century" but ...

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Racism Widespread In English Football

Racism is "widespread in English football with police having to deal with hundreds of incidents from the top of the game right down to grassroots level," an investigation has revealed, according to Tom White of the PA. It also revealed that Chelsea supporters "have been involved in the highest ...

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Commerzbank Extends Naming Rights

Germany's Commerzbank "extended its naming rights deal" for Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt's stadium for five years to '20, the club said on Tuesday, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The bank "has had the rights for the city-owned stadium" since '05 with more than 12.5 million v ...

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Paris Mayor Backs Olympic Games Bid

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Monday "gave her blessing to a bid for the 2024 Olympics and asked local city officials to get to work on shaping a detailed plan for the Games," according to Mark John of REUTERS. Hidalgo, who initially asked for more time to study the possibility after President Francoi ...

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Botev Owner Donates While 'On The Run'

Bulgarian side Botev Plovdiv Owner Tsvetan Vasilev has "withdrawn" from the club, according to Alexander Krassimirov of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The majority shareholder at the "troubled" Corp. Commercial Bank is "transferring his assets in Botev Plovdiv to fans group Association Botev." Vasilev ...

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