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Bernie Ecclestone Planning To Launch Masters Racing Series Featuring Former F1 Drivers

04 / 18 / 14

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "is planning to launch a masters series for former Formula One drivers following the concept which has been made popular by sports such as golf and tennis," according to Christian Sylt for FORBES. It would see "superstar drivers such as Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet return...

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Caribbean Football Union Partners With MLS

The Caribbean Football Union and Major League Soccer have signed a "partnership agreement in Antigua that will showcase young Caribbean football talent to the MLS and give the players the opportunity to progress towards professional football" in the U.S., according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD ...

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11/15/13
RV Set For Cost-Cutting Measures

Racing Victoria "is trapped between spiralling costs and stagnant gambling revenue, forcing it to cut costs and ponder ambitious program changes designed to boost wagering from offshore markets," according to Michael Lynch of THE AGE. The result is likely to be more night meetings, "designed to dov ...

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11/15/13
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The man responsible for overseeing the drug testing of Jamaica's Olympic athletes, including its vaunted sprinters, "may not have received all of the graduate degrees on his résumé." A review conducted by The Wall Street Journal "could not verify" that Jamaica Anti-Doping Commiss ...

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11/14/13
CBI Director Favors Leagalizing Betting

India Central Bureau of Investigation Dir Ranjit Sinha on Tuesday said that "there was nothing wrong in legalising betting in sports," according to the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Sinha said, "If the government could make provisions for voluntary disclosure of black money, then there should be no harm ...

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11/14/13
WADA To Get Jamaica Tests Next Week

World Anti-Doping Agency Dir General David Howman said that its exec committee "expects to consider the report from a two-day inspection to Jamaica next week," according to the AP. Howman said that the audit report on gaps in Jamaica's testing of athletes "will likely be presented to WADA's board on ...

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11/14/13
Spanish Hoops League To Restructure

There were many subjects to address at the Spanish Basketball League's (ACB) general assembly, which lasted eight hours, according to González & Margalef of AS. The clubs "approved an operative plan through '17 that will generate an important change in the product in a global manner." The ...

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11/14/13
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The Int'l Ski Federation (FIS) is putting the logistics of the Federation into the hands of Conceptum Sport Logistics. Collaboration with the Frankfurt-based logistics company is scheduled for the following years and received the official stamp of approval at the Int'l Federation Forum. The contract ...

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11/13/13
Jamaica Doping Scandal 'Tip Of Iceberg'

Jamaica's most senior drug tester said the country's recent failed drugs tests may be just "the tip of the iceberg," according to the London GUARDIAN. Five athletes who competed at the 2012 London Olympics "have since tested positive," including the former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell and t ...

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11/13/13
Meeting To Chart Super Rugby Future

The three SANZAR countries "will meet in London on Friday to discuss the future of Super Rugby following South Africa's rejection of a proposed two-conference system, that would have seen Argentina join the competition," according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. SANZAR "must now reach a compromise ...

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11/13/13
Libel Case Threatens Free Speech

Speaker of the Commons John Bercow has voiced “grave concerns” about a libel case being brought by an int'l football exec which "threatens to undermine three centuries of 'Parliamentary privilege,'" according to Jim Pickard of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Thailand FA General Secretary Worawi Mak ...

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