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Event Notes: London Marathon Sets Participation Record With 38,000 Runners

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 27 / 15

More than 38,000 people took part in the London Marathon, making it the "biggest in the event's 35-year history." Organizers said the number of competitors this year surpassed the previous record of 37,227 in '12. Ethiopia's Tigist Tufa won her first London Marathon title in the women's race, and in...

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FFA Considering Neutral-Site Derby

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Report: IHF Promised Wildcard To Germany

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America's Cup Headed To Bermuda In '17

Bermuda "has been picked over San Diego" to host the '17 America's Cup, according to Bernie Wilson of the AP. A source said that former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison "made the decision after consulting" with Oracle Team USA CEO and America's Cup Event Authority Dir Russell Coutts. A news conference "to a ...

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Ricci Bitti: No Plans To Alter Davis Cup

Int'l Tennis Federation President Francesco Ricci Bitti said on Saturday that the Davis Cup "has its flaws, but it is still one of sport's great events and there are no plans to radically alter it," according to the AFP. Ricci Bitti said that changes to the Davis Cup "had been considered in the past ...

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Qatar Reportedly Weighing Olympics Bid

Qatar has "already bagged football's World Cup and the World Athletics Championships, two of the biggest sporting events on the planet, and it also hosts top-class golf and tennis tournaments," but it "wants more," according to the BBC. It wants the event that likes to call itself "the greatest show ...

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ATP To Offer Refund For World Tour Finals

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Qatar Claims Conditions Improving

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Event Notes

Equatorial Guinea has hired 50 Cuban doctors as part of the fight to "contain the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus during the Africa Cup of Nations next year, according to an official source." The west African country took over the organization of the continental football tournament at the 11th ho ...

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Doha To Host Athletics Championships

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