Quote of the Day

"I am holding the head of the PZPN to his word. "
-- Polish Sports Minister Joanna Mucha, on calling for the resignation of Football Federation head Grzegorz Lato, who'd promised to quit if Poland didn't advance in the Euro 2012. (LE MONDE, 6/18)
Tuesday June 19, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 7 Print This Issue

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  • IOC Halts 2014 Winter Games Ticket Sales

    Olympic officials have been accused of selling Olympic tickets on the black market.

    The IOC will "suspend the sales process" for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games while it investigates allegations that Olympic officials and agents from 54 countries offered London 2012 tickets on the black market, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. The Sunday Times alleged that 27 agents representing 54 countries were prepared to sell thousands of tickets for up to £6,000 ($9,400) each. The Times "is expected to hand its dossier of evidence to the IOC this week." The investigation is expected "to lead to a shake-up of the way Olympic tickets are allocated ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics" ( GUARDIAN, 6/18 ). OFFICIALS DENY INVOLVEMENT: Meanwhile, the LONDON TIMES' Ashling O'Connor reported that Greek and Serbian Olympic ...

  • UEFA Smacks Pants Player

    UEFA fines Bendtner $125,000 for flashing his Paddy Power underwear after goal.

  • Euro 2012 Ratings Bonanza

    Euro 2012 is capturing record TV audiences in the U.K. and on the continent.

  • Splendor In The Grass

    British Airways' Heathrow welcome mat gives a little taste of home cooking.

  • A Pitch Too Far

    Barcelona and Real Madrid say no to plan to play Supercopa match in China.

  • China Is Key For Arsenal

    Arsenal CEO Alvin Sallay says China is "the key" for the team's aspirations in the region.

  • Singapore Stadium Catches Ride

    Mercedes signs on as the official car of the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

  • EPL Unveils '12-13 Schedule

    Manchester City will open season with Southampton; ManU handed tough road schedule.

  • Firms Vie For Seat Deal

    At least 20 companies are angling for a piece of nearly $100M earmarked for World Cup stadium seats.

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