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 AUSTRALIA  RUSSIA   QATAR                    SAUDI ARABIA



 SA DROPS PLANS FOR   RUSSIA HAS SUBMITTED A BID   IAAF WORLD   SAUDI CUP

 ADELAIDE COMMONWEALTH   TO HOST THE FIFA BEACH SOCCER   CHAMPS ‘A   RICHEST HORSE RACE


 GAMES BID   WORLD CUP IN 2021  DISTASTER’    IN HISTORY

 It joins Chile and El Salvador who have   The verdict on the  IAAF World   The Saudi Cup will become the richest horse race in history
 Commonwealth Games Australia   also submitted bids.  Championships in Doha in September   when its inaugural edition takes place in the Saudi Arabian
 expressed its disappointment after the   This year’s Beach Soccer World Cup   appears damning and worrying for the   capital of Riyadh next February.
 South Australian Government decided   will be held in the Paraguayan capital of   World Cup in 2022.  The total prize purse has been confirmed at US$20m
 to drop a proposed Adelaide-led bid for   Asuncion from November 21 to December     No atmosphere,   (€18m), with half of that going to the winning horse and the
 the 2026 Commonwealth Games amid   1. The defending champion is Brazil,   collapsing athletes,   remainder of the top ten finishers sharing another US$10m
 concerns over the cost of staging the multi-  which picked up its 14th title at the 2017   environmental catastrophe   between them.
 sport event.  tournament in the Bahamas.  according to reports of the   The prize money eclipses the previous global record of US$16m, set by the
 A feasibility study into a bid was launched in March,   IAAF World Championships   Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, Florida in 2018. It also surpasses the US$12m
 The tournament launched in 1995 as the Beach Soccer
 but independent analysis of the economics of staging the   World Championship, before falling under Fifa’s operation   in Doha.   mark set by the title race at the Dubai World Cup, although that event remains the
 Games in Adelaide put the total cost at around Aus$3.5bn   in 2005 when it was rebranded as the Beach Soccer World   French decathlete Kevin Mayer   richest meet, with total prize money available of US$35m.
 (€2.1bn/$2.4bn) while the economic benefit was only   Cup. Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach staged every   labeled these World Championships   On the announcement of the race, Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al Faisal, the
 projected to be around Aus$1.2bn.  edition up to 2007 before the competition headed to   a “disaster.” Belarusian runner Volha   chairman of the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia, said: “The introduction of the Saudi
 The state government said it would not progress with a   Mazuronak finds the behaviour of the   Cup as an international race is without doubt the most significant event in the
 bid due to the lack of key sporting infrastructure needed,   France in 2008.  IAAF “disrespectful.” Retired German   history of horse racing in Saudi Arabia, and demonstrates our resolve to develop
 Other countries to have hosted since then include
 along with the advice which revealed the event would   United Arab Emirates, Italy, French Polynesia and Portugal.  discus thrower Robert Harting has
 not provide an economic benefit for the South Australian   called conditions in Qatar “abnormal.”
 economy.   Italian marathon runner Sara Dossena
 The Marshall Liberal Government has consistently   spoke of her “terrible” experience after
 said it would not progress with a bid which did not   collapsing mid-race.
 provide a benefit to taxpayers and stated it will instead   Add to this the environmental
 push forward with the State Sporting Infrastructure Plan,   issues. Cold air is blown into the Khalifa
 which will identify key investment areas needed for South   Stadium with elaborate technology
 Australian facilities.  — and, through a huge hole in the
            roof, new air is constantly added from
            outside. The CO2 footprint of the












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