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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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World Indoors Trying To Put Spotlight On Track

With no Russians, "few stars and the sport engulfed in a doping crisis the world indoor athletics championships begin this week with officials holding their breath and eager to put the spotlight back on the track," according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. That, however, "could be a tall order for ...

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Cheltenham Festival Cancels Bookings

Cheltenham Festival "cancelled a booking from a sports management company after footballers were pictured apparently urinating into a glass," according to the BBC. League Championship side MK Dons midfielder Samir Carruthers was photographed "apparently relieving himself on a balcony at the racecour ...

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AFC Moves Matches To Neutral Venues

The Asian Football Confederation announced on Wednesday that Saudi Arabian clubs will play Champions League matches against Iranian teams "at neutral venues this year because of the lack of improvement in relations between the two countries," according to Mulvenney & Sharafedin of REUTERS. Saudi ...

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The second and longest day of next month's Rally Argentina "has been scrapped and redrawn following World Rally Championship safety delegate Michele Mouton's visit to the stages." Mouton recently visited the Villa Carlos Paz event and was "not happy with what she saw of the northern-most ...

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Formula E Draws More Than 33K In Mexico

The inaugural Mexico City ePrix drew more 33,000 spectators at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on Saturday. Formula E organizers anticipated 40,000 spectators for the series' debut in the Mexican capital but in the end had to settle with an official attendance of 33,319. The atmospher ...

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Togo Vs. Tunisia Match Will Go Ahead

The Togo Football Federation (FTF) said that its request to move next week’s African Cup of Nations qualifier out of Tunisia "due to security concerns has been turned down by the Confederation of African Football," according to Mark Baber of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The decision "comes in the wa ...

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LNR Announces Playoff Locations, Dates

French National Rugby League (LNR) organizers announced that the Top 14 playoffs this season “will take place on June 11-12,” with the first and second semifinal games on June 17 and 18 respectively at Rennes’ 30,000-capacity Roazhon Park, according to TEN PLAY. The LNR also announ ...

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Cheltenham Festival To Have Police Presence

Armed police will have a "permanent presence throughout the Cheltenham Festival for the first time, following a major security review since the Paris atrocities," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. With around 250,000 race-goers due at the course over the four days of National Hunt ...

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The Scottish FA has pegged Scottish Cup semifinal prices back to "only" £18 ($25.49) for adults, with concessions starting as low as £7 ($9.91). The move will be "greeted with delight by supporters, who would have expected to pay a premium" for the Rangers-Celtic clash at Hampden on ...

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2018 CWG Expands Para-Sports Program

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games will include "the largest para-sports program in the event's history," according to the AAP. The 2018 Games will include 38 para-sports medal events and host up to 300 athletes -- almost 50% more athletes than Glasgow had in '14. Minister for the Commonwea ...

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