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Rio Chiefs Meet To Discuss Hovercrafts For World Cup Tourist Transportation

04 / 17 / 14

Rio de Janeiro "is eyeing a new way to bring World Cup tourists to the city from the airport: hovercraft," according to David Biller of BLOOMBERG. Rio state’s Tourism Secretary Claudio Magnavita met with Transport Secretary Tatiana Vaz Carius on April 13 "and discussed the idea." The state "wo...

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11/14/12
Gulf Nations To Race At Sailing Arabia

Oman sailing initiative, Oman Sail, revealed that Gulf nations "will once again battle it out on the Arabian Sea for the third edition of Sailing Arabia -- The Tour from Feb. 10-25," according to GULF NEWS. The only pan-regional offshore sailing race of its kind "delivers 15 days of intense sailing ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Middle East

11/14/12
Event Notes

The Pakistan Cricket Board is anticipating hosting arch rivals India and South Africa in a full-fledged series in the later half of '13. The series is not in the Int'l Cricket Council Future Tour Program, but PCB CEO Zaka Ashraf is trying to convince these countries to tour Pakistan "in a bid for re ...

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11/13/12
ManU To Play A-League All-Stars

The New South Wales government has "agreed to tip in" A$3M ($3.1M) as part of a deal to help the Football Federation Australia bring ManU to Sydney for a preseason game in July, according to Ray Gatt of THE AUSTRALIAN. The deal "will be announced in several weeks." The game will be played against an ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom, Australia

11/13/12
MercedesCup Tennis Switches To Grass

German Tennis Club Weissenhof, the host venue of the annual MercedesCup, "wants to switch from clay to grass starting in '15," according to the SID. MercedesCup Tournament Dir Edwin Weindorfer said, "It is correct, we are looking to become a grass tournament. We will submit a corresponding request t ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe

11/13/12
Restricted Crowd For African CL Final

Sunday's African Champions League final in Tunis, Tunisia will have a restricted crowd of 35,000 due to "fears of stadium violence and civil unrest," according to Mark Gleeson of REUTERS. After the first leg in Cairo, Egypt ended 1-1, home side Esperance is "poised to take the title for a second suc ...

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11/13/12
World Cup Construction To Top $14B

Brazil's Audit Court revealed the cost of construction for the 2014 World Cup has increased by 14.7% in relation to the original estimates, according to REUTERS. A total of R$27.3B ($13.3B) will now be spent on stadiums and infrastructure for the event. The R$3.5M ($1.7B) increase from original esti ...

Tags: FIFA World Cup, Events and Attractions, Brazil

11/13/12
Event Notes

Chinese Athletic Association VP Shen Chunde refuted Japanese reports, saying that the Beijing Marathon "did not refuse Japanese runners' applications." In an interview on the front page of CAA's website, Shen said that the race has welcomed runners from every nation since its inception in '81 and th ...

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11/12/12
Brazil Wants More Tickets For Fans

Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo "will work with FIFA" to try and get more Confederations Cup tickets available for common fans, according to Rodrigo Mattos of UOL.com.br. As things currently stand, 53.17% of tickets for the event are available to the general public. The rest is reserved for "s ...

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11/09/12
Stewart: F1 In Austin Is A Very Good Fit

Former F1 driver Jackie Stewart "is scheduled to speak in Austin next week" ahead of the Grand Prix of the U.S. at the Circuit of the Americas, according to Dave Doolittle of the STATESMAN. Stewart said that "he has never been to Austin but is looking forward to seeing the race, the circuit and the ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, North America

11/09/12
FIFA Confirms Confederations Cup Cities

FIFA revealed that the six cities scheduled to host the 2013 Confederations Cup are confirmed, according to Leandro Canônico of GLOBO ESPORTE. The Arena Pernambuco in Recife, which has been "heavily criticized" by FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke, is guaranteed along with Rio ...

Tags: Brazil, Events and Attractions, FIFA

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