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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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Rio 2016 Enters Final Preparations Stage

500 days to go until the 2016 Olympic Summer Games, Rio de Janeiro enters the final preparation stage in order to get ready for the world’s biggest sporting event both in terms of facilities and infrastructure and athletic preparedness. According to the Local Organizing Committee deadlines, ...

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Paris Mayor Backs Olympic Games Bid

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Monday "gave her blessing to a bid for the 2024 Olympics and asked local city officials to get to work on shaping a detailed plan for the Games," according to Mark John of REUTERS. Hidalgo, who initially asked for more time to study the possibility after President Francoi ...

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Rio Tries To Keep Cost Of Games Low

The construction of the arenas for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is "running at full speed and the structures are starting to take shape," according to Lincoln Jr. & Barsetti of ESTADÃO. Municipal Olympic Committee (EOM) President Joaquim Monteiro de Carvalho said the tendency, thou ...

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British Teams Seek Home Advantage

The British Olympic Team will stage 30 int'l sporting events in the coming months, "counting on home advantage to get more athletes qualified for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. UK Sport said that the events -- ranging from the European hockey c ...

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Rio To Make Adjustments For Games

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes "participated in a meeting" on Friday with commercial business, industry, tourism and public services representatives to discuss citywide adjustments for the 2016 Olympics, according to Amanda Kestelman of GLOBO ESPORTE. Alongside Business Development Exec Dir Pedro ...

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Winter Games A Spur To Fight Smog

A senior official said that Beijing's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics "will spur the city in its fight against a serious air pollution," putting an overall figure of $7.6B on efforts to tackle the issue, according to Ben Blanchard of REUTERS. Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid Committee spok ...

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UK Sport Not Compromising Over Funding

Medal potential "rather than grassroots participation will continue to determine how money is allocated" to elite sports after a public consultation suggested that sports fans and administrators "are happy for taxes and lottery ticket purchases to be used to buy Olympic success," according to Josh B ...

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Corinthians Refuse To 'Foot The Bill'

The Rio 2016 organizing committee arranged a meeting for Monday in São Paulo "to define the Arena Corinthians' situation" in relation to the Olympics, according to Leonardo Filipo of GLOBO ESPORTE. After the Arena Corinthians was announced as one of the sites for 2016 Olympic football, Brasil ...

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Olympic Notes

PyeongChang has "no time to lose" and still has a lot of work to do but the IOC "is satisfied that the venues for the 2018 Winter Games will be ready on time." IOC Coordination Committee Chair Gunilla Lindberg said at a news conference in Gangneung on Thursday that there had been "big progress" si ...

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PyeongChang 2018 Seeking Director

The organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games said Tuesday that "they are publicly recruiting talent to direct the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics and the PyeongChang Paralympic Games that follow," according to the KOREA TIMES. The organizers "will select one for the Olympic ce ...

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