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European Authorities No Longer Investigating F1 Sale To Liberty Media

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 28 / 17

European competition authorities "have drawn a line in the sand on an investigation into the sale of Formula One, rejecting calls from hundreds of MEPs to look into Liberty Media's takeover of the sport," according to Oliver Gill of CITY AM. UK MEP Anneliese Dodds on Monday received a response from ...

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