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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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11/06/14
Football Notes

The South African FA has "started a campaign to collect and destroy illegal guns" after national football team captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot and killed in a robbery on Oct. 26. The association wants to "melt down the guns it collects and build a statue of the slain 27-year-old who was also goalkeepe ...

Tags: International Football

11/05/14
Qatar '22 Taskforce Backs Olympics Clash

Influential football figures "have backed proposals that could see the Qatar 2022 World Cup clash with the Winter Olympics," according to Richard Conway of the BBC. Talks at FIFA headquarters in Zurich "resulted in support for a tournament held in either January and February or November and December ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

11/05/14
Al-Hilal Demands AFC Investigation

Saudi Professional League side Al-Hilal officials claim A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers' Asian Champions League triumph is a "black spot in the history of Asian football," which raises the need to "ensure the absence of any effect of betting agencies" in football, according to the AAP. In a ...

Tags: International Football, Australia

11/05/14
Football Notes

The Confederation of African Football reiterated that "it will not move the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations from January and has given Morocco until Saturday to decide if they will host as scheduled." Morocco wants "a postponement because of fears over the Ebola outbreak" ( BBC, 11/3 ). ... Police are ...

Tags: International Football

11/04/14
U.K.'s SFO Urged To Review WC Bids

The U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office has been "urged to reconsider its decision not to investigate allegations" of FIFA corruption during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process, according to Richard Conway of the BBC. Conservative MP Damian Collins made the call after U.S. media claims that former ...

Tags: Europe, International Football

11/04/14
Uruguay Weighing Bid For 2030 World Cup

Uruguay FA President Wilmar Valdez will meet with FIFA President Sepp Blatter on Nov. 26, "when he will make official his country's intention to bid to host the World Cup" in '30, according to Carlos González Lucay of LA TERCERA. Uruguay will "recognize Argentina and Chile, in that order," as ...

Tags: International Football, South America

11/04/14
Infighting Delays FPF Presidential Election

Peru's national team has not made it to a World Cup since '82 and it has been years since "Peru's clubs have been serious contenders in the Copa Libertadores, South America's Champions League," according to Tim Vickery of ESPN. Even the "biggest clubs are deep in financial trouble." Clearly, this "s ...

Tags: International Football, South America

11/04/14
A-League Mariners Form Youth Academy

A-League side Central Coast Mariners Owner Mike Charlesworth has "braced for a backlash from Sydney FC after the Mariners" entered into a partnership with "one of the biggest community football clubs in Australia," according to Ray Gatt of THE AUSTRALIAN. The Mariners announced "they have formed a y ...

Tags: Australia, International Football

11/03/14
SLFA Backs Nations Cup Postponement

Sierra Leone FA President Isha Johansen, who has seen the sport come to a "grinding halt" in her country because of the Ebola outbreak, "has backed host Morocco's request to have the African Cup of Nations finals postponed," according to Nick Said of REUTERS. Johansen revealed that "the SLFA has use ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

11/03/14
England Women To Draw Record Crowd

England's women's national football team's first match at Wembley will be played in front of a "larger crowd than the men's team's game with Norway in September," according to the BBC. Almost 41,000 tickets have been sold for the friendly against Germany on Nov. 23. The match will be shown live on B ...

Tags: United Kingdom, International Football

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