Byrne criticizes "tainted money"

October 29, 2002
BRUSSELS -- Formula One's decision to axe the Belgian Grand Prix has been attacked by the European Union's public health chief, who criticized the sport's officials for racing with "tainted money" generated by tobacco advertising.

The International Automobile Federation's (FIA) Formula One Commission announced Monday it would drop Spa-Francorchamps from its schedule next year because Belgium has banned tobacco advertising including at sporting events.

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