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Russian Sports Minister Casts Doubt On Sochi Hosting 2017 Figure Skating Championships

04 / 24 / 14

Russia’s bid to host the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Sochi "was cast into doubt" Wednesday after Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko "signaled his disapproval," according to R-SPORT. Russian Figure Skating Federation President Alexander Gorshkov said Tuesday that "he had submitted a bi...

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04/02/14
Preseason Friendly Event Announced

Kentaro will stage the first Schalke 04 Cup, a preseason tournament, at Gelsenkirchen's VELTINS-Arena Aug. 2-3. It will feature Schalke 04, EPL Newcastle, La Liga's Malaga CF and a team to be announced. There will be two matches per day. The winner is based on a points system, with three points awar ...

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04/01/14
Ticket Sales For Malaysin F1 GP Drop

Ticket sales for Sunday's Malaysian F1 Grand Prix "decreased by one fourth in comparison to the previous year as the nation mourns the passengers and crew of flight MH370," according to the SID. Sepang Int'l Circuit CEO Razlan Razali said, "We've done what we could this year, but against this backgr ...

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04/01/14
Formula E Working On N.Y. Street Race

Electric auto racing series Formula E "is working with authorities in New York on hosting a street race in the city," according to Christian Sylt for FORBES. Formula E launches in September and features cars with 300 horsepower electric motors which will race on 10 tracks in the center of cities inc ...

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04/01/14
Tour Of Britain To Start In Liverpool

Race organizers said on Monday that the Tour of Britain "will start in Liverpool for the first time," according to Josh Burrows of the LONDON TIMES. The "Grand Depart" opening stage on Sept. 7 will see riders tackle 10 laps of a 13km circuit, starting and finishing on The Strand in the city center, ...

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04/01/14
Yas Marina Circuit To Add 4,500 Seats

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will "increase the spectator capacity" at the Yas Marina Circuit by another 4,500 for the '14 season, according to N.D. Prashant of the GULF NEWS. The news was announced at a press conference by newly appointed CEO Al Tarek Al Ameri. A new extension "has already been added" ...

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04/01/14
Dates May Change For Hong Kong Sevens

The Hong Kong Sevens "will have to be pushed back a fortnight" to mid-April in '16 if the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's "ambition to become the climactic final leg" of the Int'l Rugby Board Sevens World Series "is to be realised," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. HKRFU C ...

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04/01/14
Event Notes

The Eritrean national football team, which has "a history of players defecting when on international duty, have withdrawn from the African Nations Cup qualifiers." The team was "due to play newcomers" South Sudan in one of two preliminary round fixtures in April. South Sudan "now proceed to the next ...

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03/31/14
AFL Crowds Voting With Their Feet

Australian Football League fans "are continuing to vote with their feet" about the AFL's new variable pricing for games, "with lower-than-expected crowds again a theme in round two of the new season," according to Rohan Connolly of THE AGE. AFL Fans Association President Brian Clarke said that the n ...

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03/31/14
IPL Opening Ceremony May Lose Glitter

This year's Indian Premier League Opening Ceremony "could be a less vibrant affair," according to Digbijay Mishra of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. The Board of Control for Cricket in India plans "to keep the event low-key amid allegations of spot-fixing and betting in last year's tournament." Source ...

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03/28/14
Malaysian Grand Prix To Honor MH370

F1 "will pay tribute to the passengers on missing flight MH370 at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix," according to the BBC. Drivers "are expected to carry messages on cars and helmets and there will be a minute's silence before the race." Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton said, "It's devastating to hear ab ...

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