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Rio Chiefs Meet To Discuss Hovercrafts For World Cup Tourist Transportation

04 / 17 / 14

Rio de Janeiro "is eyeing a new way to bring World Cup tourists to the city from the airport: hovercraft," according to David Biller of BLOOMBERG. Rio state’s Tourism Secretary Claudio Magnavita met with Transport Secretary Tatiana Vaz Carius on April 13 "and discussed the idea." The state "wo...

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08/16/13
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Barcelona Mayor Xavier Trias "is opposed to Madrid's Metro extending its hours of service on Aug. 28 for the Barcelona-Real Madrid Supercopa at Camp Nou Stadium." The game will start at 11pm local time and "will not end until 1am, an hour after the Metro closes." Trias has "already requested that La ...

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08/15/13
Quake-Damaged Christchurch Gets Boost

Christchurch, New Zealand's chances of hosting World Cup cricket matches "moved a step closer" when a proposal to upgrade a section of a public park into an int'l-standard venue "were given the all clear" by a local court, according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. The city's previous multi-sports ven ...

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08/15/13
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Three weeks before a bout against Brian Vera scheduled for Sept. 7, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. tweeted that their fight will be "postponed to Sept. 28 at the newly renamed StubHub Center outside L.A., which was formerly known as the Home Depot Center." The postponement is "due to a cut Chavez ...

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08/14/13
Australia Taps Korea For '15 Asian Cup

Australia's 2015 Asian Cup LOC has announced that it "will join forces with A-League clubs to host Korean-themed events" at matches in '13-14 in a bid to promote the tournament, according to SOCCEREX. Five cities will "host games during the country’s staging of the Asian Cup, with Sydney&rsquo ...

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08/14/13
Football's Oldest Rivalry Renewed

Scotland Manager Gordon Strachan is urging his players "to keep their emotions in check" when football's oldest rivalry, England vs. Scotland, resumes after a 14-year hiatus Wednesday night at Wembley Stadium, according to Paul Forsyth of the LONDON TIMES. A Tartan army of at least 20,000 "is expect ...

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08/14/13
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Indian Badminton League teams Krrish Delhi Smashers, which is led by Jwala Gutta, and the Pune Pistons, featuring Ashwini Ponnappa, "will lock horns" in the tournament opener of the inaugural IBL on Wednesday. The opening ceremony will start at 6:30pm, which will "have regular song and dance shows b ...

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08/13/13
Glasgow 2014 Announces Ambassadors

Olympic Gold Medalists Jessica Ennis-Hill and Nicola Adams "have been named as the latest ambassadors for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow," according to Nick Drainey of the LONDON TIMES. Swimmers Michael Jamieson and David Carry, as well as Scotland's "most successful" Commonwealth ...

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08/13/13
Thin Crowds At Third Day Of IAAF Worlds

Athletes were "again left staring into empty space" on the third day of the World Athletics Championships at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium "where the lack of crowds has become as big a talking point as the performances on the track," according to Alison Wildey of REUTERS. After winning his 400m&nbs ...

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08/13/13
ECB Considers Tweaking Bidding System

The warmth of the reception for the Ashes in Chester-le-Street over the past three days has been noted by the England and Wales Cricket Board "as it ponders how the next wave of international fixtures, including the 2019 Ashes, should be allocated," according to Richard Hobson of the LONDON TIMES. E ...

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08/13/13
AFL Club Members Could Miss On Tickets

Thousands of Australian Football League "club members could miss out on finals tickets as Victoria's powerhouse clubs surge towards September," according to Peter Rolfe of the HERALD SUN. The "strong performance of Victoria's most popular clubs, and an unprecedented growth in club memberships, mean ...

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