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French Open Security Measures Unchanged From '16 Despite Manchester Attack

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 26 / 17

The French Open "has not changed its security measures following the recent attack in Manchester, England , but will keep the heightened level of security already in place," according to Kamakshi Tandon of TENNIS.com. French Tennis Federation (FFT) spokesperson Stephan Post said, "We are still in a...

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V8 Supercars Close Book On Olympic Park

Seven years after it was launched as V8 Supercars' "attempt to crack Sydney's sports market," the Olympic Park street circuit event "is on the way out," according to Ed Jackson of the AAP. V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton announced on Tuesday that "the event on the streets of Homebush won't continue ...

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Africa Could Host EPL Tournament

EPL Exec Chair Richard Scudamore said that Africa "could host a Premier League friendly tournament," according to the BBC. A biennial four-team pre-season event, the Premier League Asia Trophy, has been held in Asia since '03. Scudamore envisages a "similar event being staged on the Africa ...

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Rio Derby Forced To Be Held In São Paulo

One of the "biggest derbies" between Rio de Janeiro clubs took place in São Paulo for the first time in 74 years on Sunday "due to Olympic refits leaving the host city with no suitable stadiums," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. The match between Brasileiro clubs Flamengo and Flumi ...

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The Istanbul derby between Galatasaray and Fenerbahce "has been postponed amid security concerns following Saturday's suicide bomb in the Turkish capital." Hours before kickoff the Istanbul governor's office said that Sunday's match "has been postponed after the evaluation of credible intel ...

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UEFA Takes Legal Action

UEFA said on Saturday that it has taken legal action in France to "prevent a website from offering tickets for this year's European Championship," according to Ed Osmond of REUTERS. A French court has granted UEFA an order against guaranteetickets.com, "ordering it to stop selling tickets to th ...

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Rally Germany organizers have announced that the event's future on the World Rally Championship calendar "has been secured" until at least '20. This year, Rally Germany will "serve as the first of three full-tarmac rounds of the calendar, followed by the new rally in China and France" ( MO ...

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Indian Wells CEO Criticizes WTA

Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore said that women players "ride the coattails of the men" in comments before Serena Williams met Victoria Azarenka in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, according to ESPN. Later, he apologized, but not before Williams "had a chance to react." Based on multiple ...

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Financial Losses No Threat To Aussie GP

Victorian taxpayers will once again have to pick up the bill after Formula 1’s traveling caravan leaves town, but organizers say it is worth it. Australian Grand Prix Corp. Chair John Harnden told SBD Global that Sunday’s season opener “is a promotion” for Melbourne and Victo ...

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World Indoors Trying To Put Spotlight On Track

With no Russians, "few stars and the sport engulfed in a doping crisis the world indoor athletics championships begin this week with officials holding their breath and eager to put the spotlight back on the track," according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. That, however, "could be a tall order for ...

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Cheltenham Festival Cancels Bookings

Cheltenham Festival "cancelled a booking from a sports management company after footballers were pictured apparently urinating into a glass," according to the BBC. League Championship side MK Dons midfielder Samir Carruthers was photographed "apparently relieving himself on a balcony at the racecour ...

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