Quote of the Day
"Immediately [after] the Games are over, we need to develop a national sports strategy. Let’s pull together the main departments in government and agree on a national strategy. And agree on how we deliver it."-- LOCOG Deputy Chair Keith Mills, calling for an overhaul of school sport in the U.K. (London TELEGRAPH, 8/7)
ManU has "received enough orders for all shares being sold in its U.S. initial public offering," according to Wu & Hu of BLOOMBERG. The company and its owner, the Glazer family, "are seeking to raise as much as" $333M by selling 16.7 million shares at $16 to $20 each. An individual who declined to be identified because the talks are private said that banks managing the IPO are "scheduled to stop taking orders for the shares on Aug. 9 at noon in N.Y. ManU is "pressing ahead with the IPO" as the Standard & Poor's 500 index rebounds, rising more than 9% from its six-month low in June. Club spokesperson Philip Townsend declined to comment.
Serie A club Juventus signs three-year deal with Swiss watchmaker Hublot.
Repucom CEO Paul Smith talks about the company's global expansion strategy.
BBC gets 12 million viewers for 400m hurdles; IOC says 50 million plus have tuned in.
Visa doesn't waste any time getting out a 10-second spot featuring Usain Bolt.
FIBA will listen, but idea of age limit for Olympic basketball players is unpopular.
Bundesliga clubs have sold nearly 500K season tickets for the league's 50th campaign.
Liverpool FC faces a backlash from sponsor Standard Chartered's dealing with Iran.
Organizers are investigating how unauthorized condoms made it into the Athletes' Village.
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