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SBD Global/July 24, 2012/People and Pop Culture

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Spanish tennis players DAVID FERRER and ANABEL MEDINA "suffered a driver who did not know where the Olympic Village was." Both players took to Twitter to explain their ordeal. Ferrer: "Never seen this before, making history to get to the village. Driver that doesn't know where the village is and taking us in the wrong direction..." Medina: "From a movie, we got to the village at 3 in the morning..... driver did not know our destination and we had to switch cars...." (MARCA, 7/23). ... Man City striker MARIO BALOTELLI spent £4,000 ($6,205) at a local bar in Ibiza, Spain. The tab "was the highest in the 25 years of the establishment" (GLOBOESPORTE, 7/23). ... The motor home of F1 CEO BERNIE ECCLESTONE was parked in the first row at the German F1 Grand Prix on Sunday, but the 81-year-old Brit "did not show up." Several businessmen waited for hours in front of the mobile office because they had appointments with Ecclstone. According to Ecclestone's associates, he did not show up because the "appointments in Hockenheim were not that important (SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, 7/23). ... The Swiss Olympic Association announced that tennis player STANISLAS WAWRINKA will be the country's flag bearer at the London Games' Opening Ceremony (NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG, 7/23).
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