Quote of the Day

"The appetite for this makes you realise you have a responsibility to deliver the dream and the ideal for what people hold. It's an impossible task. You're bound to fail. But on the journey to succeed, you hope people will find enough in it."
-- London Olympics Creative Dir Danny Boyle on his opening ceremony design. (FINANCIAL TIMES, 6/12)
Wednesday June 13, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 3 Print This Issue

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  • Boyle Opener Goes Bucolic

    Danny Boyle's design of the Opening Ceremony was revealed Tuesday.

    London Olympics Creative Dir Danny Boyle's £27M ($42M) design of the Opening Ceremony to be performed on July 27 will include a village cricket team, 12 horses, 10 chickens, 70 sheep, a model of Glastonbury Tor, two mosh pits "and the largest harmonically tuned bell in the world," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. The opening scene "Green and Pleasant" depicts a "surreal vista" with children dancing around giant maypoles that represent the symbols of the U.K.'s four nations. The director has ignored the "age-old maxim about never working with children or animals."

  • Taxman Red Cards Rangers

    The British tax office refuses relief for the SPL Rangers, team heads toward liquidation.

  • UEFA To Investigate Chants

    Spanish fan group says team's fans were abusive to Italy player Balotelli.

  • Fans In Pre-Match Skirmish

    Russian, Polish fans clash on way to match, police say 56 arrested, 7 hurt.

  • Derby FC Gets Demanding

    Derby County is the first football club in England to test demand-based ticketing.

  • Brazilian Clubs Deep In Dept

    Brazil's top five football clubs have amassed nearly $1B in debt.

  • Nicklaus Tees Up China

    Nicklaus Companies joins Beijing firm to help expand golf courses in China.

  • Second Round Of TV Bids

    Al-Jazeera challenges BSkyB, ESPN in auction for rights to EPL matches.

  • Rising To The Top

    Nike has some fun with a social media campaign that highlights Sharapova's French Open win.

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