Quote of the Day

"We were able to put back into the pot for sale about 3,000 tickets last night, and they have all been sold. We are going to that on a day-to-day basis."
-- LOCOG spokesperson Jackie Brock Doyle, on the organization's plan to redistribute unused tickets to the public.
Tuesday July 31, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 36 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • ManU, Chevy Make $600M Deal

    General Motors unveiled a seven-year, $600M shirt sponsorship deal with ManU one day after the U.S. automaker's Global CMO, Joel Ewanick, "was ousted in connection with a deal" with the EPL club, according to REUTERS. The deal, which begins in the '14-15 season, will see GM pay between $60-$70M per season, "at least double the current fee" paid by current sponsor Aon. GM will also pay the club a $100M "activation fee" (REUTERS, 7/30). In London, Mark Ogden noted that with ManU's owners, the Glazer family, preparing to float a portion of their stake in the club on the N.Y. Stock Exchange, the agreement with GM "could prove significant in terms of raising awareness of the club, and confidence in their financial situation."

  • Bronze Looks Like Gold

    The BBC scored 11 million viewers for swimmer Adlington's Bronze Medal performance.

  • British Journo Banned On Twitter

    Independent reporter Guy Adams hit with ban after tirade aimed at NBC.

  • Bank On Football

    Danske Bank takes over title sponsorship of Irish FA Premiership.

  • The Seat Fillers

    LOCOG takes back 3,000 seats from no-shows, redistributes them to the public.

  • Endless Summer

    Beach volleyball fun in the sun is proving to be the Games' "hottest ticket."

  • Get In The Games

    German Olympic Sports Federation extends partnership with Sparkassen.

  • A Bad Bounce

    German second division basketball club Paderborn Baskets files for bankruptcy.

  • No More Mr. Nice Guy

    Rangers owner Green takes aim at SFA, claims 'bigotry' led to club's relegation.

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