Quote of the Day

"There must be a way where seats are empty half an hour in to an event that they can be filled by sports fanatics -- we owe it to the teams, and we owe it to the country."
-- British Olympic Association Chair Colin Moynihan, on the controversy over the large number of empty seats at Olympics venues. (BLOOMBERG, 7/29)
Monday July 30, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 35 Print This Issue

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  • Boyle Delivers A Hit

    Danny Boyle's Opening Ceremony Friday night received overwhelming praise from the world's media.

    The Olympics Opening Ceremony has been hailed as a “whimsical, riotous and very British” triumph by viewers from around the world, who heaped praise on Artistic Dir Danny Boyle’s tribute to Britain, according to Tedmanson & Karim of the LONDON TIMES. A billion people are "estimated to have tuned in" to the three-and-a-half-hour show. The Opening Ceremony "appeared to be an instant hit with many. Its "British sense of humour and vibrant soundtrack" were celebrated by viewers from other countries who "flooded social media sites" such as Twitter and Facebook with praise over the Ceremony. Queen Elizabeth's cameo appearance was "a particular highlight for the non-British audience."

  • A Ratings Bonanza

    BBC, NBC, other networks score record TV ratings for the Opening Ceremony.

  • The Cost Of Inflation

    The IOC sells rights for '14, '16 Games to China's CCTV for $160M.

  • The Clear Winner

    Brazilian striker Neymar becomes the official spokesman for Clear Men shampoo.

  • Three On A Match

    Renault names three Argentinian ruggers as country's brand ambassadors.

  • A Slow Start

    BBC apologizes for commentary gaffes, technical woes during cycling road race.

  • Mind The Gap

    Adidas CEO Hainer says Olympics bounce puts company hot on rival Nike's heels.

  • A Fresh Start

    As the Rangers return to the pitch, the SPL is experiencing a ticket-sales boom.

  • Going Up For Sale

    Owners of La Liga club Malaga in sales talks with Albanian investment group.

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