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Singapore GP Organizers Reach Out To Supercars About Joining F1 Undercard

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 26 / 17

Supercars could become the "major supporting attraction" at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix as part of V8 racing's "revived" int'l expansion plans, according to Mark Fogarty of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Singapore GP organizers reportedly "sounded out Supercars on joining the undercard as the mai...

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UCI Recognizes Fort William Race

Scotland’s mountain bike racing community "has received a major boost after a Highlands race consolidated its reputation as one of the best in the world," according to the SCOTSMAN. The Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup has been named "the best downhill event" by the Int'l Cycling Unio ...

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Langley Says Dubai Key To Growing Rugby

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Pakistan said Wednesday that it has "received the green light to host its first Davis Cup tennis tie at home" in 12 years after being forced to play at neutral venues due to security fears. Int'l sporting events "have been rarely held in Pakistan, with foreign teams citing security fears." ...

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Monza Extends F1 GP Deal

The future of the Italian Grand Prix at the Monza circuit "has been secured for the next three seasons," according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. Monza signed a new contract until '19 with Formula 1's commercial arm worth a total of €68M ($72M). F1 will receive €22M ($23M) in '17 and '18 and ...

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Adelaide Oval To Host WC Qualifier

The Adelaide Oval will host a Socceroos 2018 World Cup qualifier and farewell match "before the team jets off to the Confederations Cup in Russia in June," according to Val Migliaccio of THE ADVERTISER. The State Government and Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop "will make the annou ...

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Seiler Confirms No F1 German GP In '17

Hockenheim Exec Dir Georg Seiler has confirmed that "there will be no German GP at the venue next season after negotiations with Bernie Ecclestone failed to produce an agreement," according to Adam Cooper of MOTORSPORT. The news means that there will be just 20 races on next year's schedule, with "H ...

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The 2017 County Championship will "feature a full round of day-night matches for the first time." England players are "expected to be made available for the nine floodlit games," starting on June 26. The nine day-night Championship games, using pink balls, "will give England players the cha ...

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Kangaroo Tours Will Be Resurrected

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Telekom Cup Moves To Winter

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Malaysia To Stop Hosting F1 After '18

Malaysia Tourism & Culture Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz said that the country will not host a Formula 1 Grand Prix after the current agreement expires in '18, according to Joseph Sipalan of REUTERS. When asked about reports that the country was considering halting the annual race, Aziz said, "After ...

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