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NSW Government Throwing Support Behind Newcastle Hosted Supercars Races

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 16

Newcastle is "poised to host Supercars races next year with the city’s council throwing its support behind the idea," according to the AAP. Supercars and the New South Wales government have been "on the hunt for a new venue in the state after it was confirmed this year’s Sydney 500 ...

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05/27/16
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Two  Women’s Big Bash League  teams from Australia, the  Sydney Sixers  and  Sydney Thunder , "will tour the  UAE  for a training camp next month." Hosted by  Sport Arabia Worldwide , the training camp "will be held in June" at the Int'l Cricket Council ...

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05/26/16
Travel Agency Researches Euro Tickets

French travel agency Allovoyages.fr has analyzed the prices for Euro 2016 tickets. If supporters did not get tickets through UEFA, they can still purchase tickets online through retailers such as Viagogo.fr. The Euro 2016 final is the most expensive ticket, with a price close to €900 ($1,004). ...

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05/26/16
Wellington Keeps World Sevens

New Zealand Rugby confirmed on Wednesday that Wellington will continue to host a leg of the World Sevens circuit until at least '19, "ending speculation the tournament could be moved to another city due to waning interest," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. The '16 edition was the "last ...

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05/26/16
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Promoted League One side  Oxford United Manager Michael Appleton said that "friends in high places" helped secure a pre-season friendly against Premier League champion Leicester City . Appleton, who used to work with Leicester assistant coach Craig Shakespeare at West Brom, is "looking f ...

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05/25/16
London Mayor Signs Off On Formula E

It has been F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone’s "dream for decades, a grand prix around the streets of London," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. Ecclestone’s dream "has become Formula E’s reality" as negotiations with new London Mayor Sadiq Khan for a race in the heart of the c ...

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05/25/16
Euro 2016 Fans To Face Drinking Ban

English and Welsh football fans "are to be greeted by a 24-hour public drinking ban in the French city of Lens" when it hosts a Euro 2016 clash between the two nations, according to David Brown of the LONDON TIMES. A record 500,000 British fans "are expected to cross the Channel for Euro 2016," ...

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05/25/16
Argentina Withdraws 2023 RWC Bid

There was "more good news for Ireland's Rugby World Cup 2023 bidding team" on Monday, when Argentina President Mauricio Macri revealed the South American country "would be focusing on a 2027 bid," according to Patrick McCarry of SPORTS JOE. Argentina had "long been feared as a major contender for th ...

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05/25/16
GIGN To Patrol Tour De France

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced on Tuesday that 23,000 policemen will be mobilized for the Tour de France this year and that the French special operations police (GIGN) “will be present throughout the entire course, a first in the history of the event,” according to ...

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05/25/16
Rest Of Europe Not As Concerned

The pat-down failures during the Coupe de France final have “relaunched the debate surrounding security at Euro 2016,” according to Greg Fleurot of L’ÉQUIPE. While the match was “billed as a dress rehearsal ahead of the summer competition, several smoke bombs and firec ...

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05/25/16
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Argentina will be backed by Argentine President  Mauricio Macri  to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup . This "emerged following a meeting between Macri and new World Rugby Vice-Chair  Agustín Pichot ," a former Argentine rugby player. The "bid will become official when a delegat ...

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