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Qatar's Hopes To Stage Formula One Grand Prix Remain Distant

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 21 / 15

Qatar's hopes of joining the F1 calendar in the near future "appear to have receded" after F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "indicated he was unlikely to add a third Middle Eastern race to the schedule just yet," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Ecclestone: "I think we've got enough here, don't you?" M...

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Typhoon Threatens Japanese F1 Race

A typhoon off the coast of Japan "could threaten the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix scheduled to take place at the Suzuka circuit this Sunday, the sport’s official weather forecaster warned on Thursday," according to Abhishek Takle of REUTERS. Forecaster UBIMET said that Typhoon Phanfone, cla ...

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Thailand Surprises ASO With Tour Plans

Thailand "boldly announced they were in talks to host the Tour de France on Thursday," much to the surprise of race organizers who said that "they were only discussing staging a low key one-day in the Southeast Asian nation," according to Lefevre & Pretot of REUTERS. The Tourism Authority of Tha ...

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F1 Schedules Mexico City Watch Party

F1 will "officially return to Mexico City after a 23-year absence" on Nov. 1, 2015, but fans "will not have to wait until then for the excitement of the GP," as an F1 FanZone Experience will be held in less than a month, according to Juan Pablo Sánchez of LA AFICION. As part of the activities ...

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Security May Cause NRL Final Delays

Fans attending the National Rugby League grand final on Sunday "are advised to arrive at ANZ Stadium early and by public transport after the NSW Police's counter-terrorism security measures caused large-scale delays at Parramatta Stadium this week," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING H ...

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UFC Prepping For Mexico City Fight

Over "the next few days, all the technical aspects of the first UFC fight held in Mexico will be defined," according to Carlos Contreras Legaspi of LA AFICION. Next week, UFC Senior VP of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner will be in Mexico City to "finalize the details with the MMA Latin American Counc ...

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FIFA Exec Insists On Turf

FIFA Deputy Dir for Competitions of Women's Football Tatjana Haenni said after "touring one of the host venues on Tuesday" that next year's women's World Cup in Canada "will be played on artificial turf despite threats of legal action from several top international players," according to Steve ...

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Former NRL Player To Bury Hatchet

Former National Rugby League side South Sydney player George Piggins "says he would shake the hand of Russell Crowe when the former hooker attends Sunday's NRL grand final, his first appearance at a Rabbitohs game in almost a decade," according to Patrick Begley of the CANBERRA TIMES. Piggins, a mem ...

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Swiss Ice Hockey Cup Makes Comeback

The Swiss Ice Hockey Cup "will make its comeback after a 48-year hiatus on Wednesday," according to Stephan Roth of BLICK. The Cup "is not only about athletic honors but also about a lot of money." Every participating club will receive 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,900) during the first round. During the ...

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Gold Coast Hoping To Lure Int'l Cricket

Gold Coast, Australia hopes to "entice more international cricket teams to the Glitter Strip to prepare for their summer campaigns," according to Tony Moore of the BRISBANE TIMES. The Irish cricket team is kicking off its '14-15 World Cup bid with a match against "a full-strength Queensland Bulls si ...

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Plenty Of Tickets Available For Rugby WC

Plenty of tickets "remained unsold for next year’s Rugby World Cup on the final day of the online ballot on Monday," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. Only 15 of the 48 matches "were fully oversubscribed, with 11 games looking set to have leftover tickets in all price categories ...

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