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2017 World Athletics Championships Host London Aims To Secure Sport's Legacy

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 01 / 15

The handover of the IAAF flag to London, venue of the next World Athletics Championships, "could be the start of the next big stage of securing a legacy for the sport after the London Olympics," according to Ron Lewis of the LONDON TIMES. London will follow Beijing as host of the world championships...

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Formula E Exepects Sellout Crowd In Miami

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Sevens World Series Moves To Sydney

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Daniel Ricciardo Pulls Crowd For Grand Prix

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The Euroleague Business Summit will be held on Friday in Madrid. The summit will be organized in collaboration with the Comunidad de Madrid, YouFirst Sports and the Instituto de Empresa and will be presented by Kyocera. Its participants will include leading Spanish business execs. Topics to be discu ...

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Durban Eyeing 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Scotland Bids To Host 2019 Solheim Cup

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CTS Eventim Plans To Launch In Brazil

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Damian Drum Speaks Out Against UFC

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UEFA To Sell 46,000 CL Final Tickets

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