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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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Qatar May Not Need Cooling For 2022

A winter World Cup in Qatar "may not require cooling systems to lower temperatures in the stadiums as proposed in the bid for a summer tournament," said an exec from the Gulf state's 2022 organizing committee, according to Amena Bakr of REUTERS. One of the biggest challenges of hosting the tour ...

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Judgment Day Looms For Leichhardt Oval

Tuesday "looms as D-Day" for Leichhardt Oval, according to Michael Carayannis of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. National Rugby League side Wests Tigers officials will meet with representatives from Leichhardt Council to "discuss the use of the ground." Its future "remains uncertain" after Balmain was fo ...

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Italy's Ryder Cup Course Needs Overhaul

Italy's bid for the 2022 Ryder Cup will "require overhauling some holes" on the Marco Simone club outside Rome, according to the AP. European Ryder Cup Dir Richard Hills said Friday as he and other officials wrapped up a three-day visit to Italy, "The thoughts of length and some of the angles o ...

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Facility Notes

With Russia having completed its final planning for 2018 World Cup stadium build and construction underway, the current focus "is now switching towards budgets and planning for infrastructure around the championships." The latest to announce its hosting plans is Yekaterinburg, which "has increased t ...

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NRL Wests Tigers Face Uncertain Future

The future of National Rugby League side Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval beyond this season is "again uncertain after Balmain forfeited their lease at the ground," according to Michael Carayannis of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Leichhardt Council will "take over the lease from April 1," with Balmain u ...

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Botafogo Wants Stadium Naming Rights

Brasileiro side Botafogo was "recently caught in a fight" with Rio de Janeiro's city hall to change the name of its stadium, now called the Olympic Nilton Santos stadium, according to Gentile & Konchinski of UOL. But that "could not last for long." With the Olympics in 2016, Botafogo "expects th ...

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Etihad Stadium Caters To Fans

Etihad Stadium has "responded to the footy price war instigated by the MCG with its own cheaper food," including A$3 ($2.34) pies on Sundays, according to Tom Cowie of THE AGE. The pie will be the cheapest at any Australian Football League venue and "forms a key plank of the ground's bid to att ...

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Vinci Accused Of 'Modern Slavery' In Qatar

The company appointed to run the Olympic Stadium "is facing a legal claim alleging it allows 'forced labour' on construction projects designed to prepare Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. French firm Vinci, which was last month awarded the contract t ...

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NRL Asks Manly To Explain Potholes

The National Rugby League has issued Manly with a "please explain" over the state of Brookvale Oval and warned the club that it expects "any problems with the surface to be rectified before the Sea Eagles' next home game in May," according to Honeysett & Read of THE AUSTRALIAN. NRL Head of Footb ...

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Kogarah Oval Could Become FFA Base

National Rugby League side St. George Illawarra's "iconic Kogarah home ground could be on the verge of being transformed into a Football Federation Australia base," according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. FFA CEO David Gallop "has held preliminary discussions with Kogarah Council ...

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