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Doha GOALS Exec Producer Says Forum Will Explore Global Options After L.A. Success

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 15

The Doha GOALS Forum will most likely be held in Doha next year, but the advisory board will explore several possibilities for the global sport conference, including holding it in other countries and hosting regional conferences, said Richard Attias, executive producer of the forum. A decision on th...

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The FIA World Endurance Championship and the Formula E Championship will gather in Munich on June 24 at the FIA Sport Conference 2014 for a series of discussions on the future of motor sport ( FIA ). ... The Int'l Rugby Board on Tuesday confirmed the Hilton London Metropole as the venue for the Worl ...

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Nürburgring To Host German F1 Grand Prix

The German F1 Grand Prix "will reportedly take place at the Nürburgring for at least five years starting in '15," according to the SID. New racetrack owner Capricorn Nürburgring GmbH said on Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone to host F1 races "annually a ...

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Future Joint Field Hockey WCs Unlikely

The Int'l Hockey Federation (FIH) is not planning on having the men's and women's field hockey event "run simultaneously in the coming years," according to S. Ramaguru of THE STAR. FIH President Leandro Negre said that Holland had done a "fantastic job" organizing the event. Negre: "More than 250,00 ...

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Glasgow 2014, the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council will break new ground for a major sports event by hosting an int'l summit for social change through sport. The Organizing Committee and Games Partners are teaming up with Beyond Sport to bring together sports and civic leaders to explore ...

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British Open Set For Return To Portrush

Tournament organizers the Royal & Ancient said that the Open Championship "is set to be held outside England and Scotland for the first time in over 60 years when it returns to Northern Ireland's Royal Portrush," according to Padraic Halpin of REUTERS. The Open Championship "was last held at the ...

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Ukraine Loses Right To Host EuroBasket

Ukraine was "stripped of the right to host" next year's EuroBasket 2015 because of the "continuing instability in the country," according to the AP. Three of the "planned host cities for the 24-team tournament were located in volatile eastern Ukraine, where government troops are fighting pro-Russian ...

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Open To Boost Tourism Near Portrush

The return of the Open Championship to Portrush has been greeted as a "real boost for tourism," according to the BBC. Royal Portrush club's "place on the rota of host courses is to be confirmed next week." The tournament is to be held there in '19. It is the first time since '51 that "Northern Irela ...

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SAFA Withdraws From Women's U20 Finals

The South African FA has "withdrawn from hosting" of the 2016 FIFA Women's U20 World Cup finals, according to Ramatsiyi Moholoa of SOWETAN LIVE. SAFA "top brass have already informed" FIFA of the decision. SAFA President Danny Jordaan "confirmed their withdrawal." Jordaan: "We have decided to give i ...

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Origin II To Set Record Attendance

Sydney’s Origin II blockbuster’s on Wednesday night "will be the highest grossing Origin match in history," worth an estimated A$30M ($28M) to the National Rugby League, ANZ Stadium and the state of New South Wales, according to David Riccio. Unlike in Queensland, where officials "were f ...

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Ainslie Leads UK's America's Cup Bid

Sailor Ben Ainslie will lead a $134M British challenge for the 35th America's Cup in '17, "aiming to return sport's oldest trophy to his country for the first time," according to Josh Reich of REUTERS. Ainslie has now "set his sights on a British challenge," seeking to lead his country to a first wi ...

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