Quote of the Day
"Mobbed like a rock star, Teflon-like in his ability to dodge every gaffe, he is having a moment so Olympian that he spends much of his time batting off speculation that his next stop is 10 Downing Street, home of the British prime minister."-- AP writer Danica Kirka, on London Mayor Boris Johnson. (AP, 8/1)
International visitors to the London Games have spent almost $700M through Visa since July 23. The company today said that travelers from the U.S. spent $85.5M, more than any other country. Japan ($50.9M) and France ($41.5M) spent the second and third most, respectively. Visa was tracking money spent by its cardholders by sector, as well. There has been $133.7M spent on services ranging from shoe repair to spa treatments, $95.5M on entertainment like theater tickets, $82.9M on airlines and $71.8M with retailers ranging from antique shops to drug stores.
Coverage of Michael Phelps' record-setting night goes swimmingly for the BBC.
With Rangers in Third Division, SPL loses $27M in its new deal with Sky Sports.
London's free-spirited Mayor Boris Johnson is relishing the Olympic spotlight.
Coca-Cola CEO Kent says his company's Olympics seats are being used.
Lexus signs on as the official automotive sponsor for the 2013 America's Cup.
Hyundai signs record sponsorship deal for Table Tennis Australia's Bennelong Cup.
Australian Grand Prix's value to host Melbourne is estimated at more than $200M.
Chinese firms demand compensation from adidas after company cancelled contracts.
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