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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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Ooredoo, Myanmar Football Partner

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12/02/13
Bahrain Circuit Prepares For Night Race

Bahrain circuit officials tested a new floodlight system last weekend as part of their "plans to turn their 10th-anniversary Formula One Grand Prix into a night race next year," according to THE NATIONAL. Bahrain Int'l Circuit CEO Salman Bin Isa Al Khalifa said, "I believe that there can be no bette ...

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11/28/13
Eilat To Receive $14M For Sports Complex

Israel's southernmost city, Eilat, "is set to become a center of sporting activity" after the Ministerial Committee on Development of the Negev and the Galilee approved on Monday almost NIS 50M ($14M) worth of funding to build the first stage of a new sports complex, according to the JERUSALEM POST. ...

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11/22/13
Euro Parliament Passes Qatar Resolution

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Tags: International Football, Europe, Middle East

11/21/13
FIFA Calls For Fair Working Conditions

FIFA President Sepp Blatter and German Trade Unions and Int'l Trade Union Confederation President Michael Sommer agreed that fair working conditions must be introduced quickly, consistently and on a sustained basis in Qatar, which will host the 2022 World Cup. Blatter mandated Exec Committee member ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

11/20/13
Qatar To Publish Worker Standards

Qatar 2022 "has responded to the latest critical report surrounding conditions for migrant workers involved in the nation’s huge infrastructure development" leading in to the World Cup by stating that they "are formalizing welfare standards that contractors must implement," according to SOCCER ...

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11/19/13
Qatar Organizers To Protect Workers

Qatar World Cup organizers insisted that they "are committed to accelerating progress in workers’ welfare" following Amnesty Int'l's damning report on migrant construction workers, according to WORLD FOOTBALL INSIDER. Just hours after the report that documented widespread exploitation and ...

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11/19/13
Middle East Gets First Sports Law Firm

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European Tour Extends Race To Dubai

The European Tour on Sunday "announced that the Race to Dubai will continue" to the '17 season, according to GULF NEWS. A minimum prize fund of $8M remains for the season-ending event, but the "bonus pool has been increased" to $5M up from its current $3.75M. Jumeirah Golf Estates will "continue to ...

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