Quote of the Day

"We are seriously considering it. It's often been discussed and it would be ideal to have a longer break. It would be three weeks, ideally, between the French Open and Wimbledon."
-- All England Lawn Tennis Club CEO Richard Lewis, on the club possibly moving the start of Wimbledon back a week. (BBC, 6/25)
Tuesday June 26, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 12 Print This Issue

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  • Hey Big Spenders

    Hosting the Olympic Games is expected to cost twice the original $6.5B estimate.

    The London Games are "on course" to be the most over-budget Games in 16 years after organizers "failed to forecast demands for security and private investment," according to Chris Spillane of BLOOMBERG. Researchers from the University of Oxford said that hosting the Games in the British capital is "likely to cost more than twice the original estimate." Research co-author Bent Flyvbjerg said, “The Olympics overrun with a 100% consistency. You reach a point of no return seven years before the games where you commit to delivering and writing this blank check. You can’t trade off time with money in the Olympics.” London Games Spokesperson Adrian Bassett "didn’t comment on the study." Overruns "are typical for large proje ...

  • Leavin' On A Jet Plane

    Chelsea FC is onboard with American carrier Delta as official airline partner.

  • Sunderland AFC, Non-Profit Partner

    African non-profit the principal partner for Premier League club Sunderland.

  • Brazil's Cup Runneth Over

    World Cup 2014 is expected to generate $67.5B in investments for Brazilian economy.

  • Revved Up Return On Racing

    Equity firm CVC in line for a 600% return on its $1B investment in F1.

  • Battle Of The Brands

    Euro 2012 is down to a battle of sportswear brands, adidas, Nike and Puma.

  • More Euro Ratings Magic

    In England, the home team's heartbreaking loss to Italy captures a 77% share.

  • On The Way Down

    Rangers are headed out of the SPL after fifth team voices intention to vote against them.

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