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Words To Live By: Quotes Of The Year, Part One

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 22 / 14

No matter how the criminals may justify their actions, there is no justification for crimes committed against civilians, especially against women and children. -- Russian President Vladimir Putin , after suicide bombers killed more than 30 people in Volgograd. I am the master of my socia...

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08/02/13
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British Cycling revealed that SweetSpot "will continue to organize the Tour of Britain through to 2018." SweetSpot "has been tasked with developing the race to become a more high-profile and better-ranked event on the cycling calendar" ( CYCLING WEEKLY, 7/30 ). ... Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea "w ...

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08/01/13
Ferrari Considers Return To Le Mans

F1 team Scuderia Ferrari "is reportedly planning a return to the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race," according to the SID. The team "will decide by the end of the year if it will compete in the LMP1 category with its own prototype" in '15. Ferrari "has serious intentions to compete in another racin ...

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08/01/13
Security Costs To Stall Russian F1 GP

Red tape "is snarling up the application process for Russia’s first Formula One Grand Prix in Sochi in 2014, but the country still has time to make it onto next year’s calendar," according to R-SPORT. Although "bureaucratic problems leave a question mark hanging over the event with a lit ...

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08/01/13
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Turnberry, Scotland will stage the Women's British Open for only the second time in the championship's history in '15. This year's event is being staged over the Old Course at St. Andrews, with Royal Birkdale the venue in '14 ( Scotland DAILY RECORD, 7/31 ). ... Super Rugby final fever reached H ...

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07/31/13
Korean GP In Danger Of Being Dropped

The South Korean F1 Grand Prix "looks set to join India in F1 exile," as F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone trims the '14 calendar to a maximum of 20 races, according to GRAND PRIX. Austria, Russia and New Jersey "are to be added to the current 19-race schedule." The latter of those events, slated to be the s ...

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07/31/13
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Thailand is "unlikely to send athletes to compete in muay (Muay Thai) at this year's SEA Games due to ongoing conflict between the sport's governing bodies" ( BANGKOK POST, 7/30 ). ... Team Ford Racing "will enter two South African-built Ford Rangers in the 2014 Dakar Rally." Drivers Lucio Alvarez ...

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07/30/13
DTM Chair: Series Will Return To China

German Touring Car Championship (DTM) Chair Hans-Werner Aufrecht said that the racing series "will return to China in the upcoming season," according to the SID. Aufrecht: "We have to cater to the wishes of the manufacturers that want to race in emerging markets." The DTM has established a logistics ...

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07/30/13
IPC Extends London Marathon Contract

The Int'l Paralympic Committee and the London Marathon Ltd. announced a four-year contract extension for the IPC Marathon World Cup. The move will see the world's best marathon para-athletes continue to compete in the Virgin Money London Marathon until at least '17, following a debut this April in L ...

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07/30/13
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Before Barcelona begins its preseason tour of Asia in August, the entire club, including Lionel Messi and Neymar, will visit Palestine and Israel for youth clinics where the players will promote a message of peace. Barcelona's "Peace Tour," which the club "is funding itself," will make stops in both ...

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07/29/13
Ashes Review Systems Changes Proposed

The inventor of the Hot Spot technology that "played a central role in the first two Ashes Tests on Sunday" plans to persuade the Int'l Cricket Council that his refined Snickometer "should be part of the Decision Review System in time for the winter Ashes series in Australia," according to Paul Rees ...

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