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F1 Drivers Use Platform To Advocate For Human Rights Ahead Of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

This weekend, Formula One will be racing in Saudi Arabia, which hasn’t exactly been a huge hit. Yes, there are the practical concerns (the track, after all, was desperately unfinished just two weeks ago). But Amnesty International also alleged that F1 was contributing to the sportswashing of the country, which…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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F1 Drivers Use Platform To Advocate For Human Rights Ahead Of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

This weekend, Formula One will be racing in Saudi Arabia, which hasn’t exactly been a huge hit. Yes, there are the practical concerns (the track, after all, was desperately unfinished just two weeks ago). But Amnesty International also alleged that F1 was contributing to the sportswashing of the country, which…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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F1 Drivers Use Platform To Advocate For Human Rights Ahead Of Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

This weekend, Formula One will be racing in Saudi Arabia, which hasn’t exactly been a huge hit. Yes, there are the practical concerns (the track, after all, was desperately unfinished just two weeks ago). But Amnesty International also alleged that F1 was contributing to the sportswashing of the country, which…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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F1 Will Race In Saudi Arabia In 17 Days And The Track Is Nowhere Near Finished

In 17 days, Formula 1 cars are scheduled to hit the track for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. So, with just a few weeks until the racing action kicks off at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, you might think construction of the track, paddocks and grand stands should be finished by now. But it doesn’t […]

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Extreme E Releases Its Provisional 2022 Schedule

Extreme E, the new series dedicated to off-road electric SUV racing, has announced the provisional schedule for its upcoming 2022 season. The biggest thing to note: It isn’t finished.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Eric Prydz, deadmau5, David Guetta, Carl Cox, and Martin Garrix top the bill on MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM’s 2021 lineup

Saudi Arabia’s MDLBEAST is rounding up a mighty grip of talent for 2021’s four-day SOUNDSTORM event. Leading this year’s lineup with a collection of marquee electronic acts, David Guetta, deadmau5, Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz, Nina Kravis, DJ Snake, Amelie Lens, Adam Beyer, Carl Cox are all set to perform in Riyadh across December 16 – […]

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Saudi Arabia Acquires $3.3 Billion Stake In EA, Take-Two, Activision Blizzard

Saudi Arabia has utilized its Public Investment Fund to invest over $3.3 billion (that’s $3,300,000,000 for the more visual learners out there) in Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, and Activision Blizzard, Al Jazeera reported (h/t Eurogamer).Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Formula E’s First Night Race Will Be In Saudi Arabia

While night races are a favorite among fans of pretty much every motorsport discipline, Formula E has wrapped up six seasons without having run after dark. The reason is pretty simple: The series is dedicated to being eco-friendly, and few things are quite as wasteful as turning on a ton of lights just for fast […]

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An All-American Team Is Going To Take On Dakar With This Factory-Backed Polaris

The SSV class at the 2021 running of the Dakar Rally is in for an all-American assault with the Polaris-supported entries of Craig Scanlon, Wayne Matlock, and Kristen Matlock. A trio of RZR Pro XPs will blast across the Saudi desert. This is the first time the company has provided factory support for the Dakar […]

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Diving Into Amnesty International’s Sportswashing Criticisms About F1’s Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

Formula One announcing its provisional schedule with addition of a Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia has not been particularly well-received across the board—and it has resulted in Amnesty International condemning F1 for “sportswashing” the country. But that’s not the only viewpoint.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Diving Into Amnesty International’s Sportswashing Criticisms About F1’s Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

Formula One announcing its provisional schedule with addition of a Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia has not been particularly well-received across the board—and it has resulted in Amnesty International condemning F1 for “sportswashing” the country. But that’s not the only viewpoint.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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F1’s 23-Race 2021 Calendar Faces Opposition From Environmentalists And Amnesty International

The 2020 season of Formula One was originally planned to be a record-setting 22 races long. Obviously the global coronavirus pandemic had other plans, and the current schedule was reduced to 17 events late in the year in Europe or the Middle East. All flyaway events in Japan, Australia, and the Americas were cancelled…Read more… […]

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Esports Community Pissed Over Saudi Partnership Deal

Yesterday two major European esports brands—the Counter-Strike Global Offensive tournament organizer BLAST Premier and Riot’s League of Legends European Championship division—announced a sponsorship deal with NEOM, a 500 billion dollar techno-city funded by Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Saudia Arabia purchases $500 million stake in Live Nation

The Saudi Arabian government’s sovereign wealth fund has recently purchased approximately $500 million worth of stock from Live Nation, representing a 5.7 percent ownership of the company’s shares. The purchase was disclosed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund earlier this week, which amounts to an investment of 12,337,569 shares into the company and now marks […]

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Saudia Arabia purchases $500 million stake in Live Nation

The Saudi Arabian government’s sovereign wealth fund has recently purchased approximately $500 million worth of stock from Live Nation, representing a 5.7 percent ownership of the company’s shares. The purchase was disclosed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund earlier this week, which amounts to an investment of 12,337,569 shares into the company and now marks […]

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Saudia Arabia purchases $500 million stake in Live Nation

The Saudi Arabian government’s sovereign wealth fund has recently purchased approximately $500 million worth of stock from Live Nation, representing a 5.7 percent ownership of the company’s shares. The purchase was disclosed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund earlier this week, which amounts to an investment of 12,337,569 shares into the company and now marks […]

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