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French Open To Increase Prize Money For Champions, Early-Round Losers

04 / 16 / 14

French Open singles champions will get a record €1.65M ($2.3M) each, "with first-week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The tournament "has lifted prize money f...

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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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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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Singapore Open, WSG Sign Extension

The Singapore Open and World Sport Group extended their deal another five years, but the event is still "facing a possible change of dates, prize money and even sanctioning bodies as organisers search for a new title sponsor" after the withdrawal of British bank Barclays, according to Talek Harris o ...

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Wellington Sevens Sells Out Quickly

Despite being the second-most expensive fixture on the int'l rugby sevens circuit, the Wellington sevens continued its tradition of selling out quickly, according to Shabnam Dastgheib of the DOMINION POST. A small increase over last year's prices did not stop the 14,000 tickets -- 4,000 more than la ...

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Event Notes

Auckland, New Zealand "has finished second behind London at the 2012 International Sports Event Management awards after the successful hosting of last year's Rugby World Cup." The Rugby World Cup "was the main event held in Auckland during the judging period, but the city also hosted the ITU World C ...

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ATP Tour Finals To Stay In London

London will host the ATP World Tour Finals through '15 after the men's tennis governing body revealed a "two-year contract extension" on Wednesday, according to Martyn Herman of REUTERS. The O2 Arena on the banks of the River Thames has "staged the season-ending showpiece" since '09, and the origina ...

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Bangkok's Futsal Arena Gets Red Light

The Futsal World Cup in Thailand "descended into chaos" on Tuesday as FIFA said that the tournament's showpiece arena, due to host the final as well as other games, would not be ready in time, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. The announcement came with the tournament's group stage already und ...

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Stamford Bridge To Host Women's CL Final

Chelsea's Stamford Bridge stadium will be the host venue for the UEFA Women’s Champions League final on May 23. The biggest event in European women’s club football will return to London for the second time in three years. UEFA also unveiled former England defender and Arsenal Ladies lege ...

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