23 April 2012
When Formula One drivers performed their usual parade around the circuit on the back of a flatbed truck ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, they waved at rows of empty seats.
Few inside the Formula One bubble had any contact with the demonstrations in villages around the capital in which protesters hurled Molotov cocktails and police fired teargas and birdshot in nightly clashes.
17 April 2012
Human rights abuses are still going on in Bahrain leading to calls for this weekend’s Grand Prix to be cancelled, Amnesty International has said.
The campaign group has said security forces are still using excessive and unnecessary force against anti-government protesters.
8 Oct 2011
KARACHI, The venue of the 2011 IBSF World Snooker Championship, originally scheduled to be staged in Bahrain, will now be held in the Indian city of Bangalore later this year.
A spokesman of the Pakistan Billiards & Snooker Association (PBSA) announced here the other day that the World Snooker Championship has been shifted from Bahrain to India in view of the prolonged crisis in the Middle East. Now the global annual event has been rescheduled to be held in Bangalore from November 28 to December 3.
8 Oct 2011
SUZUKA: Formula One teams are keeping a wary eye on the situation in Bahrain with the Gulf kingdom due to host a grand prix next April after this year’s was cancelled due to civil unrest.
“Obviously it’s worrying when you hear the type of news that’s come out of Bahrain,” said Christian Horner, principal of champions Red Bull, at the Japanese Grand Prix.