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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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02/13/14
Barcelona Delegation Visits Sochi

A four-person delegation from the Barcelona-Pyrenees potential Olympic candidacy traveled to Sochi on Wednesday to "take notes and form conclusions about the Games currently being celebrated," according to J.M. Artells of MUNDO DEPORTIVO. The Spanish ambassadors have "a seven-day agenda full of cont ...

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02/13/14
Sochi Snow Melts As Temperatures Rise

Olympic organizers "shrugged off the threat of a snow shortage as the sun blazed over the alpine events at the Winter Games" on Wednesday, according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. The Sochi 2014 authorities disclosed on Tuesday that they "had to dip into stores of 500,000 cubic metres of snow h ...

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02/13/14
Olympic Notes

British Swimming has notified UK Sport it "intends to appeal against the decision to withdraw funding" from the women's Olympic sports of synchronized swimming and water polo ( PA, 2/11 ). ... An environmental activist who "investigated abuses in the build-up to the Sochi Olympics was sent to pris ...

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02/12/14
Temperatures Rise In Sochi

Organizers of the Sochi Winter Olympics "have been forced to dip into reserves" of tens of thousands of tons of snow as warm temperatures creep up to the mountainside event venues, according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. Snow -- or lack of it -- "has been issue almost since the start of these ...

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02/12/14
Slopestyle Highlights Change In IOC Attitude

The debut of slopestyle snowboarding this year “took the Olympic world by storm, leaving the International Olympic Committee wanting more such changes,” according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. IOC Sports Dir Christophe Dubi said that the event “showed the need to reshuffle the sp ...

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02/12/14
IOC Exec Board Lifts Suspension Of India

The IOC Exec Board reinstated the Indian Olympic Association during an ad-hoc meeting in Sochi on Tuesday. The decision follows a report about the IOA's General Assembly and elections for a new board, which were successfully held on Sunday. It is the first time in Olympic history that a suspension o ...

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02/12/14
Experts Say Sochi A Cyber War Zone

The U.S. government and security experts warned that foreign visitors to the Winter Olympics in Sochi "are unknowingly wading into a cyber battlefield," according to Hannah Kuchler of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Large int'l events -- packed with diplomats, business leaders and celebrities -- "have become ...

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02/12/14
Olympic Notes

The IOC said that more than 6,000 "unpaid builders involved in the construction of the Olympic facilities in Sochi have had their arrears cleared." IOC officials "conducted an investigation into the construction companies that were working in Sochi, and those that failed to pay their employees have ...

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02/11/14
Omega Takes Crack At Russia

Russia is not one of Omega’s top markets, but Omega President Stephen Urquhart expects the Olympics to boost brand awareness and provide a sales bump in the coming years. “The Olympics, up until a few months ago, hasn’t had any effect (on our business),” he said. “You n ...

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02/11/14
Inflated Sochi Contracts

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the "issue of whether the buildup of Sochi's infrastructure for the 2014 Winter Games was overpriced should and will be determined by the relevant law enforcement authorities," according to RAPSI. The president stated that "a great deal of money has in fact ...

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