Sad Day: Dakar Rally Cancelled :-(

Ingo Rautenberg ingo.rautenberg at
Fri Jan 4 09:29:13 PST 2008

PARIS - The annual Dakar Rally was canceled Friday on the eve of the  
race because of terror threats and the recent slaying of a French  
family in Mauritania that was blamed on al-Qaida-linked militants.

It was the first time in the 30-year history of the automobile,  
motorcycle and truck race across the Sahara Desert that it has been  
called off. In a statement, organizers blamed international tensions,  
the tourists' Dec. 24 murders and "threats launched directly against  
the race by terrorist organizations."

"No other decision but the cancellation of the sporting event could  
be taken," they said.

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