Quote of the Day

"We can feel the atmosphere in the stadium, in the city. All the members of the Olympic family are thrilled with this outcome."
-- IOC Olympic Games Dir Gilbert Felli, praising the London organizers at the Games' halfway mark. (London GUARDIAN, 8/5)
Monday August 6, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 40 Print This Issue

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  • England's Golden Girl

    Britain's Jessica Ennis holds the Gold Medal she won in Heptathlon at the BT London Live concert in Hyde Park Sunday.

    Analysts believe Jessica Ennis' Olympic heptathlon win "could turn her into a very rich woman," according to the London DAILY MAIL. Public Relations analyst Max Clifford thinks that Ennis "could net herself five million in the next two to three years along with any opportunities she desires" as a result of British athletes being "a breath of fresh air." Clifford: "With regard to Jessica, she could make around five million in the next two to three years if she chose to, from sponsorships and endorsements." Sport Business and Marketing Strategy Professor at Coventry University Business School Simon Chadwick said that he expected the 26-year-old's earnings to "double from around £1M ($1.56M) this year to £2M ($3.1M) the next."

  • A Day To Remember

    Gold Medal performances by Ennis, Farah bring BBC its best ratings of the Games.

  • Kicking Up A Storm

    ManU supporters, angered over IPO plans, call for boycott to pressure team owners.

  • Into The Home Stretch

    As Games hit the midpoint, the IOC says it's "thrilled" with London organization.

  • A Star Is Born

    BBC's Clare Balding is the queen of the broadcast booth with her Olympic commentary.

  • Something Extra

    Prestige Ticketing sets the table for hospitality success at future Games, events.

  • Into The Wee Hours

    La Liga clubs are up in arms over league's plan to start some games at 11pm.

  • Crossing Borders

    Chinese sportswear makers reach out to other countries to help buoy sagging sales.

  • Keys To The Kingdom

    German hockey club Nuremberg agrees to two-year partnership with Mercedes-Benz.

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