Posts Tagged South Africa

South African race track lives on; Porsche buys

A partial view of the Kyalami race track is seen Thursday July 24, 2014 north of Johannesburg. The South African unit of sports car maker Porsche bought the Kyalami race track for $19.5 million at an auction easing concerns among racing enthusiasts that the winning bidder would tear up the track and build office or commercial buildings in its place. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s most famous motor racing track just got an extension.

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Bond, James Bond: Moore makes pre-Games appearance

UNICEF ambassador and former actor Roger Moore speaks, during a press conference ahead of the Commonwealth Games 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday July 22, 2014. The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games commences on Wednesday. (AP Photo/PA, John Giles) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The 20th Commonwealth Games get underway on Wednesday with an opening ceremony which will also serve as a fundraiser for the children’s charity UNICEF.

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