Friday, January 4, 2008

Dakar Rally cancelled over security fears

The 2008 Dakar Rally has been cancelled over security concerns in particular direct terrorist threats to the race organisers announced on Friday The gruelling car and motorcycle race had been due to start in Lisbon on Saturday but the murder of four French tourists in Mauritania on December 24 led to the French government advising against any travel to the country Excerpts of the press conference

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