Quote of the Day
"I think everyone agrees it has been an outstanding championships. There wasn't a day when the tennis was quiet. There was something happening every day."-- All England Lawn Tennis Club CEO Richard Lewis, assessing his first Wimbledon Championships. (London GUARDIAN, 7/9)
Silverstone’s Managing Dir Richard Phillips "was close to quitting" as the British Grand Prix teetered on the edge on Friday, with constant rainstorms battering Northamptonshire and turning car parks brown with mud, according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. But as the last of more than 120,000 fans left late Sunday, "the relief was palpable" and Phillips looked at "a future with investors desperately needed" to prevent such a weekend from happening again. "Four potential bidders" are in the frame to take on Silverstone, and "an investment programme estimated at more than £40M ($62.1M) to transform the circuit, adding hotels, a museum, a university site — and, of, course, more and better car parking"
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