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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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01/29/14
Olympic Notes

Women outnumber men for the first time on Japan's Winter Olympic team "as the country sends a record number of athletes to Sochi." The entire delegation "will be made up of 113 athletes, 48 men and 65 women" ( AFP, 1/28 ). ... The Hong Kong Olympic Committee "played down a terrorist threat ahead o ...

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01/28/14
Bach: Sochi Athletes Should 'Speak Out'

IOC President Thomas Bach has encouraged Olympic athletes wishing to make any political statement or protest "to speak out, rather than upstage a medal presentation" at the Sochi Olympics, according to Jacquelin Magnay of THE AUSTRALIAN. Bach told reporters that the IOC "would not gag athletes' righ ...

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01/28/14
Activist Publishes Corruption Website

An interactive website launched Monday by anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny "paints a vivid picture of the suspected cost overruns and conflicts of interest at the Sochi Winter Olympics," according to Nataliya Vasilyeva of the AP. Navalny claims that Russia "spent twice as much as necessary" t ...

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01/28/14
Japan's Faces Labor Shortage For Games

Japan’s barriers to foreign labor are "showing signs of cracking" as preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics "threaten to exacerbate the worst shortage of construction workers in almost 20 years," according to Andy Sharp of BLOOMBERG. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said last week that ...

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01/28/14
Rio Games CEO Aims To Be Scandal-Free

Rio 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee CEO Sidney Levy said that the projected 30B reais ($12.5B) Games "are a chance to show that the country can run a major project without scandal," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Levy took over Rio’s organizing committee in January '13, and said that ...

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01/28/14
Olympic Notes

The European Olympic Committees completed the restructuring of its digital platforms Monday, launching a new website (www.eurolympic.org/index.php/en/). The site includes an intranet facility where the 49 NOCs can download documents and carry out online accreditation for EOC meetings ( EOC ). ... Do ...

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01/27/14
Dash To Get Ready For Sochi Olympics

With 12 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Olymipcs, Russia "is rushing to put the finishing touches on what is arguably its biggest project since the Soviet era," according to Courtney Weaver of the FINANCIAL TIMES. To economists, Sochi "has become a metaphor for broader problems in ...

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01/27/14
2020 Organizing Committee Launched

The Japanese Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government launched the organizing committee for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Friday with former PM Yoshiro Mori "as its head to start preparation in full swing," according to Masaaki Kameda of the JAPAN TIMES. JOC President Tsunekazu Ta ...

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01/24/14
Sochi Security Shows Terror Risk

Fans of downhill skiing "would be forgiven for thinking they had arrived at a military base" when showing up in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, according to Stepan Kravchenko of BLOOMBERG. Ticketholders "must walk under an array of cameras hooked up to face-recognition software before traversing the ...

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01/24/14
Rio Games Organizers: Budget At $2.91B

Brazil’s operating budget for the 2016 Rio Games has increased by 25% "above initial estimates" to about $2.91B (7B reais) as a result of "new sports and inflation," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The original spending plan was for 5.6B reais, "mostly funded through sponsorships and an ...

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