Quote of the Day

"Rio has no option but to be ready."
-- FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke, on whether the Maracanã stadium would be finished in time for the 2014 World Cup. (GLOBO ESPORTE, 11/26)
Wednesday November 28, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 121 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Cue The Heavy Equipment

    London's Aquatic Center is part of a $468M renovation at Olympic Park.

    London's Olympic Park "has taken on the air of a construction site again," with work under way on a £292M ($468M) transformation before Britons can use facilities like the swimming pool and cycle trails, according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. Builders "in hard hats were on Tuesday dismantling temporary seats towering above the pool" where Michael Phelps won a record 18th Olympic Gold in August. Workers on the site "on a bleak November day were focused on getting it ready to reopen to the public next July" -- a year after the Games. The reconstructed site will don a new name: the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Contractors Balfour Beatty and BAM Nuttall "are expected to employ up 1,000 workers on the conversion."

  • Hitting The Circuit

    Paralympic athletes in high demand for speaking engagements.

  • Missing The Boat

    Repucom survey: Super Rugby falling behind other Aussie leagues in TV viewership.

  • Keeping The Castle

    Hearts owner may give up team but keep stadium and lease it to new owners.

  • Share The Wealth

    Red Bull gives 550 staffers a $16K bonus after winning constructors' title.

  • A Home Body

    Brazil won't look for "foreigner" to coach national team.

  • Desert Landing

    Spanish Football Federation considers $4M offer to play friendly in Doha.

  • A Bigger Slice

    NRL, players' association set to debate increase in salary cap.

  • Gaining Traction

    German federation supports Platini's plan for multi-country Euro 2020.

  • Launching A Line

    Olympian Chris Hoy to launch line of bikes next year.

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