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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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11/20/12
Tokyo 2020 Signs On New Partner

Tokyo 2020 announced Japan's largest security services group ALSOK, officially known as SOHGO Security Services, as its eighth bid partner. ALSOK already partners with Japanese Olympians Saori Yoshida, Kaori Icho and Riki Nakaya. ALSOK will play an active role in Tokyo 2020's campaign over the next ...

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11/19/12
IOA Elections To Be Postponed

The elections for the Indian Olympic Association, scheduled to be held on Sunday, looked "likely to be postponed" following the resignation of Election Committee Chair S. Y. Quraishi on Saturday, according to THE HINDU. On a day "when scrutiny of nominations was scheduled, Quraishi’s resignati ...

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11/16/12
Japan's National Stadium Plans Unveiled

Tokyo 2020 announced U.K. architect Zaha Hadid from Zaha Hadid Architects was selected as the winner of the design contest to update and remodel Tokyo's Kasumigaoka National Stadium. If Tokyo is selected as host of the 2020 Olympic Games, the new Kasumigaoka National Stadium would host the Opening a ...

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11/16/12
IOC Wants 'Fair' IOA Elections

The IOC urged that elections for the presidency of the Indian Olympic Association later this month must be "fair and transparent to allow the world's second-most populous nation to tap its sports potential," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The run-up to the IOA vote has been "mired in cont ...

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11/16/12
Qatar Releases Sports Venues Plan

The Qatar Olympic Committee revealed the Qatar Sports Venue Master Plan, wrapping up the ASPIRE4SPORT 2012 Congress and Expo, according to the GULF TIMES. Over the past two years, "the plan audited 62 existing sports venues for usability and proposed 11 new ones, in addition to eight venues original ...

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11/16/12
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11/15/12
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Newly appointed British Olympic Association Chair Sebastian Coe has admitted his "frustration" at the failure to plan for a better legacy for school sport from the Olympics, but defended London Games organizers against "persistent charges of a lack of transparency in its ticketing operation," accord ...

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London has placed a "bid to host the Paralympic Athletics World Championships in '17," according to the BBC. Mayor Boris Johnson submitted the bid that "would see the Olympic Stadium host the event just a month before the World Athletics Championships." If the bid is successful, it will be the first ...

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Sochi will sell more than 100,00 tickets for test events ahead of the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics, according to XINHUA. Sochi is expected to hold "some 60 test events" ahead of the Olympics. In the '12-13 winter, a series of test competitions will be held in the Olympics venues. Major events, "inc ...

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