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Qualcomm's Wireless Charging Technology Used In Formula E To Hit Market Within 3 Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 02 / 15

Qualcomm expects its wireless charging technology will hit car showrooms within three years, according to a company official. Wireless charging, which is currently being tested in Formula E, will soon appear on tick sheets right next to car color and upholstery, said Graeme Davison, Qualcomm's VP of...

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ERA Not To Test Godolphin Horses

The UAE's Emirates Racing Authority "has no plans to test the Godolphin horses still in Dubai," which previously were in the care of trainer Mahmoud Al Zarooni, according to Geoffrey Riddle of THE NATIONAL. According to Godolphin Racing Manager Simon Crisford, Al Zarooni revealed that he w ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Middle East, United Kingdom

ICC Finds No Evidence Of Corruption

The Int'l Cricket Council conceded Friday there was "confusion" in a vote for a place on one of its committees, according to the AP. The election has raised allegations of vote fixing and led the int'l players' association "to formally request an ethics committee investigation." Cricket's gover ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Spanish Congress Votes On Anti-Doping Law

Spain's congress voted Thursday on the new anti-doping law, "which will meet another requirement to continue the parliamentary procedure in the Senate toward approval before the end of the political year and before the bid for Madrid 2020 is submitted for the IOC's final decision in September," acco ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

League Notes

Talks with FIFA aimed at creating an historic deal to unify football in Cyprus "have stalled as Greek and Turkish Cypriot officials grapple with the wording of a firm agreement" ( INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 5/9 ). ... A former member of the Pakistan Cricket Board's board of governors "filed a petition ...

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AFL Could Stage League Game In Dubai

Leading administrators in Australian rules football "are expected to meet next week to discuss the possibility of extending their domestic season, which could increase the prospect of staging a competitive fixture in Dubai," according to Paul Radley of THE NATIONAL. Australian Football League side C ...

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EHF To Test Goal-Line Technology

The European Handball Federation "will test a new goal-line technology system at the EHF Cup in Nantes, France from May 18-19," according to the SID. An EHF statement said, "At the request of referees it will now be possible to check decisions on the awarding of goals via video replay -- and to answ ...

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NRL Denies Slowing Doping Investigation

National Rugby League CEO Dave Smith "has struck back at claims rugby league is stonewalling anti-doping investigators" -- and called on them to get on with the job instead of playing a "blame game," according to Andrew Webster of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. In a clear response to claims from World ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

ECB To Invest In Community Cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board will invest £96M ($149M) in community cricket in the next four years after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the ECB's recreational assembly. The MOU was agreed during a day of meetings at the Kia Oval, which culminated in the ECB's annual meetin ...

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Ousted May Slams ICC After Election

Tim May, who was ousted from an Int'l Cricket Council committee following allegations of pressure from India, said it is time someone ''stood up to the cancer of stand-over tactics'' that defines the governing body, according Chloe Saltau of THE AGE. May, the cricket world's most prominent player ad ...

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Internet Campaign Protests Puerto Ruling

The Internet campaign that started a week ago to request that the blood bags from the "Operation Puerto" case not be destroyed has more than 20,000 signatures in Spain, according to the EFE. Ex-cyclist Óscar Freire and athletes Pablo Villalobos, Concha Montaner, Antonio Reina, Luis Alberto Ma ...

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