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SBD Global/July 11, 2012/Olympics
Published July 11, 2012
FREE-FOR-ALL: In Bangkok, Komsan Tortermvasana reported the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission said that Thailand's Olympics broadcast rights holder "insists all viewers will be able to watch" the London Games. NBTC's broadcasting committee Chair Natee Sukonrat said that Television Pool of Thailand revealed it will broadcast all copyrighted programs from London to all viewers regardless of their reception platforms (BANGKOK POST, 7/10).
FINALIZED: The groups and full schedule of the London 2012 Olympic Basketball Tournament have been finalized. Lithuania, Nigeria and Russia complete the line-up having secured qualification through the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, held in Caracas, Venezuela July 1-8. Group A consists of Argentina, France, Lithuania, Nigeria, Tunisia and the U.S., and in Group B is Australia, Brazil, China, Great Britain, Russia and Spain (FIBA).
GOLD PRICE: The DPA reported that the German Sport Support, which supports about 95% of the country's 391 Olympic athletes, will pay bonuses based on an athlete's performance at the 2012 London Olympic. Athletes will receive €15,000 ($19,000) for a gold medal, €10,000 ($12,500) for a silver medal and €7,500 ($9,000) for a bronze medal. Even an eighth place finish will bring in €1,500 ($1,800) (DPA, 7/10).