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Formula One rights-holder Bernie Ecclestone has given his backing to the new Buddh International circuit in India, where the country’s inaugural grand prix will be staged this weekend. According to Vicky Chandhok, president of the Indian Motor Sports Federation, Ecclestone proclaimed the new circuit as a “great job” after visiting the venue. Chandhok also highlighted to The Press Association the positive intangible impact of staging the race for India’s sports economy.
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that up to 13,500 military personnel will help to enhance security measures during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Thursday’s announcement came after the UK Government last week stated it would boost spending on venue security by £271 million, raising the Games’ …