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.
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."
The BBC scored 11 million viewers for swimmer Adlington's Bronze Medal performance.
Independent reporter Guy Adams hit with ban after tirade aimed at NBC.
Danske Bank takes over title sponsorship of Irish FA Premiership.
LOCOG takes back 3,000 seats from no-shows, redistributes them to the public.
Beach volleyball fun in the sun is proving to be the Games' "hottest ticket."
German Olympic Sports Federation extends partnership with Sparkassen.
German second division basketball club Paderborn Baskets files for bankruptcy.
Rangers owner Green takes aim at SFA, claims 'bigotry' led to club's relegation.
- LOCOG Scrambles To Fill Empty Seats
- Twitter Bans British Journalist
- Opening Ceremony A Hit On BBC's IPlayer
- Coe Defends Cauldron's Placement
- Londoners Love A Day At The Beach
- NBA Players Against Olympic Age Limit
- Spanish Press Criticizes Men's Football ...
- Cash-Only Wembley Leads To Row
- Olympics Marketing Notes
- Olympics Notes