Quote of the Day

"Money isn't likely to rain down on Ukraine. I don't expect Euro 2012 to considerably spur economic growth."
-- VTB Capital Economist Dmitry Fedotkin on the reluctance of European football fans to travel to Ukraine for Euro 2012. (BLOOMBERG, 6/11)
Tuesday June 12, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 2 Print This Issue

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  • Maria And The Chocolate Factory

    Maria Sharapova has been busy since winning the French Open Saturday.

    Where did Maria Sharapova spend the day after winning the French Open? Not partying in Paris, but touring a candy factory in Spain. Sharapova the athlete, whose victory made her the 10th woman to have held all four Grand Slam titles and helped her reclaim the No. 1 ranking, is quick to transition to Sharapova the businesswoman. The factory will produce her new line of candies, "Sugarpova," which she will unveil in August the week before the U.S. Open in N.Y. “We have been focusing a lot on life after tennis, and will continue to focus on that,” said her agent, Max Eisenbud of IMG, in response to a question about the business affects of her championship at Roland Garros.

  • Chelsea Targets Di Matteo

    Chelsea owner Abramovich seems to have settled on Di Matteo for manager slot.

  • French Don't Back Down

    French Open director says officials made the right decision regarding men's final.

  • Deighton Praises Brit Effort

    LOCOG CEO Deighton says the U.K. has delivered on its Olympics promises.

  • UEFA Wants More Security

    UEFA asks Polish and Ukrainian mayors for more police around training facilities.

  • China On Golf Landscape

    Chinese golfer's major victory will be a boost for the country's growing golf business.

  • Lost Messages

    German survey finds that viewers aren't getting link between Euro 2012 and sponsors.

  • Big Events Give A Lift

    Major sporting events like Euro 2012 can give short-lived charge to local markets.

  • Mafia Linked To Soccer Woes

    An anti-Mafia prosecutor says that football is "at high risk" from organized crime.

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