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SBD Global/June 25, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published June 25, 2012
MAJOR IMPACT: A Daily Sports Seoul survey revealed that Samsung Electronics Chair and IOC member LEE KUN-HEE is regarded as "the most influential figure in South Korean sports." South Korean figure skater KIM YU-NA placed second, followed by former FIFA VP CHUNG MONG-JOON, ManU midfielder PARK JI-SUNG and Korean Olympic Committee President PARK YONG-SUNG (YONHAP NEWS AGENCY, 6/21).
NAMES: Arsenal FC and NBA Denver Nuggets owner STAN KROENKE, who purchased Napa winery Screaming Eagle in '06, released six hundred bottles of its savignon blanc. Six of the bottles "have found their way to auction," where the lot closed with a winning bid of $13,000 (DRVINO.com, 6/23). ... SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM was crowned winner of the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, the feature race on the third day of the horse race meeting (DUBAI CHRONICLE, 6/21).