Quote of the Day

"It's one negative decision in three years of Champions League, two years of Europa League and 24 Euro 2012 matches. This is the only problem we've had."
-- UEFA Chief Refereeing Officer Pierluigi Collina, on the missed call that negated a Ukrainian goal in their 1-0 loss to England. (GUARDIAN, 6/20)
Thursday June 21, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 9 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Olympic Ticket Prices Soar

    Ticket prices for sold-out Olympic events have skyrocketed.

    Ticket prices for sold-out events at the London Olympics "have climbed as high as 20 times face value on the secondary market," according to Erik Matuszewski of BLOOMBERG. The highest prices were for the opening and closing ceremonies, the men’s basketball final and the last track-and- field session, which were all going for at least £1,000 ($1,500) a seat. Tickets to the opening ceremony "are the most expensive and most scarce." The prices for opening-ceremony seats range from £2,000-£7,000 ($3,100-$11,000), up from the face value of £1500-£2,012 ($230-$3,100). Online resale ticket market aggregator TiqIQ CEO Jesse Lawrence said, “It’s a marquee event.

  • Shirt Off Their Backs

    Study: Bundesliga makes more shirt sponsorship money per team than any other league.

  • Fanning The Flames

    LOCOG will try to offset Olympics costs by auctioning off torches.

  • England Win A Record Breaker

    England win sets record for ITV as Euro 2012 draws impressive numbers in France and Germany.

  • Latin Flair For Games

    Telemundo has 80 profiles in the can, plans 173 hours of Olympics coverage.

  • Open Returns To Royal Troon

    R&A is taking the Open Championship back to Royal Troon in 2016.

  • Taking The G-Line

    Gatorade expanding its G Series in Brazil, will establish sports science institute.

  • Giants Bounce Back

    The British Basketball League adds two teams to the roster for next season.

  • Coke Marketer Defends Crackdown

    Coca-Cola's Chief Marketer Joe Tripodi says LOCOG doing a good job protecting sponsors.

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