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Volume 10 No. 25

Events and Attractions

The promoters of the brand new FIA Formula E series "are targeting India as a destination" for a race in their inaugural series in '14, according to the PTI. The series will feature cars powered by electric energy. Governing body FIA President Jean Todt has signed a deal with a group of investors, Formula E Holdings Ltd., to stage the Formula E series, which will have 10 teams and 20 drivers. The organizers have not yet decided on the city "although initially Mumbai was mentioned as one of the venues." JPSI, the owners of Buddh Int'l Circuit, the venue of the F1 Indian Grand Prix, said that they are "open to the idea" of hosting such a race (PTI, 10/6).

The third edition of the Head Coaches Forum will take place in St. Julians, Malta on Saturday. Head coaches, national event coaches and team leaders will first reflect on the success of the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki and the '12 season, including European performances at the London Games. In addition, they will study the performance system in Russia and share ideas about coaches eduction (European Athletics). ... Tickets were put on sale for the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow Thursday. The event will be held Aug. 10-18, with the stadium competitions taking place at the Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex, while the Race Walking and the Marathon courses will take place on roads in the complex and along the embankments of the Moskva River, including the Kremlin Embankment (IAAF). ... The start of Delhi’s polo season "has been delayed after a case of equine infectious anemia was discovered in the capital" of India. The Ministry of Agriculture said that "it has ordered restrictions on the movement of horses in Delhi and the neighboring state of Haryana." Int'l polo teams are "unlikely to play any fixtures in Delhi before February, added the India Polo Association" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 10/6).