Melbourne hosts the first Grand prix of the year, but
are they about to lose it?
There will be massive interest in the Formula One season which is about to start, after last year's intriguing duel between Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and world champion Kimi Raikkonen.

 

But at the venue for the opening race there is a battle of a different kind going on.

 

Melbourne hosts the first Grand prix of the year, but the Australian city appears to be on borrowed time as a Formula One venue.

 

Wayne Hay travelled to the sports mad city to find out what is going on.

 

Night riders

The night races proved to be a resounding
success
Formula One has been looking for new ways of attracting fans and sponsors, and one of those ways will be to host the sports first floodlit race in Singapore later this season.


It is not the only motorsport to see the light. The organisers of the Moto GP biking circuit have also embraced night races, and their first event under lights proved a resounding success.

 

Farrah Esmail reports.

 

Going for gold

Rafael Nadal has set himself the target of
winning an Olympic gold medal
He is the second best player in world tennis, and a three-time grand slam champion, but Rafael Nadal has something else on his mind this year.

The Spaniard has set himself the target of winning an Olympic gold medal for his country.

Sportsworld's Karthi Gnanasegaram reports.

 

Doping dilemma

Spain has been hosting the world indoor athletics championships - a chance for some of the worlds best performers to make their mark ahead of the Olympics.

But the competition has been dominated by the performance of a British sprinter who is currently banned from competing at the Beijing games.

Dwain Chambers won a silver medal in the mens 60 metres, on the same day that European Athletics directors told Sportsworld that from now on they would take a "zero-tolerance approach to drugs cheats".

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