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World Cup fever in Thailand, brought to you by the military junta

By Thu, Jun 12, 2014 9:25AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

If you're in Thailand and want watch the FIFA World Cup in Brazil on television, chances are you could get confused by the TV broadcasting rights situation. But fear no more: Thailand's military junta is ensuring that everyone can see football's biggest tournament....

NUIM Student Life

By Wed, May 28, 2014 3:00PM UTC Comments Off NUIM Student Life

    While academic achievement is important, the university experience is not just about academic success. It is also about fun, friendship, and getting involved in student life. National University of Ireland Maynooth is known for its active campus life. The atmosphere and buzz in the air create a thriving community spirit and vibrant student...

Thailand F1 plans hit major speed bump as Bangkok bans car racing

By Sat, Jun 08, 2013 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Thailand F1 plans hit major speed bump as Bangkok bans car racing

Thailand’s plans for a nighttime Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bangkok in 2015 are in serious doubt after it emerged that Bangkok’s Metropolitan Authority has banned car racing in the area the the race was planned for. We have looked at the Thai government’s plans to host a Grand Prix several times in the past, with a...

F1 Bangkok Grand Prix plans face growing local opposition

By Mon, Jun 03, 2013 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Ferrari driver Felipe Massa of Brazil steers his car during the first practice session for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit. Pic: AP.

Environmental groups and local residents are voicing their disapproval over the Thai government’s ambitious plans for a Formula 1 Grand Prix in the middle of Bangkok under lights, citing various potential impacts on the neighborhood. But are these concerns valid and how far have the plans progressed? We previously followed the government’s plans to host...

Bangkok approves track route for Formula 1 GP night race

By Mon, Apr 29, 2013 6:35PM UTC Comments Off This is how the track for the rumored Bangkok Formula 1 Grand Prix could look like, according to the Sports Authority of Thailand. The 6km inner-city track passes many iconic Bangkok landmarks such as the Grand Palace and Democracy Monument. (Click to enlarge)

Bangkok has inched another step closer to hosting a Formula 1 race in Thailand after the approval of a track route in the old part of the capital. But does the city have the infrastructure to host an event of this size? We have documented Bangkok’s bid to host a round of the FIA Formula...

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