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Friday, January 04, 2008

Dakar 2007 cancelled

The Dakar 2007 Rally is cancelled. According to Daniel Bilalian, head of sports for the French television, the situation too dangerous in Mauretania. This years rally was supposed to start tomorrow on the 5th of January.

Dakar 2007 was supposed to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. The French government asked their people to avoid Mauretania because four French tourists were assisinated one month ago, assumingly by terrorists. The Amaury Sport Organisation who is organising the event can't guarantee the safety of the people attending Le Dakar 2007. In case of any incidents, the ASO is responsible for the consequences. All competitors are notified.

The Amaury Sport Organisation has not published an official press release yet.

Source (dutch)

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