Quote of the Day

"Cardiff is a lovely place to play rugby, but we have a nice stadium of our own."
-- Rugby Football Union CEO Ian Ritchie, on turning down Welsh Rugby Union CEO Roger Lewis' "cheeky" offer to host the World Cup match between Wales and host England. (LONDON TIMES, 12/4)
Wednesday December 5, 2012 Vol. 1 — No. 126 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Getting The Boot

    IOA President Abhey Singh Chautala speaks to reporters after the IOC suspended the IOA due to government interference in the election process.

    The IOC exec board has suspended the Indian Olympic Association for its failure to comply with the Olympic Charter and its statutes, failure to inform the IOC in a timely matter, and as a protective measure against government interference in the IOA’s election process. With the decision, the IOA is no longer entitled to exercise any activity or right, including financial support, conferred upon it by the Olympic Charter or the IOC until the suspension is lifted by the IOC exec board. The exec board said that the IOA is not entitled to hold any elections until all pending issues are resolved and the exec board lifts the suspension.

  • Ready For A Raise

    FIA expects income from F1 to go up 40% after Concorde Agreement is signed.

  • Tick, Tock

    IOC tells Rio '16 organizers to speed up preparation for Games.

  • Ready To Race

    Pepsi signs on as naming-rights sponsor for Ford V8 Supercar team.

  • Bon Voyage

    Corinthians' send off ends with fans causing mayhem at airport.

  • New Motor City

    Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim plans to build race-themed development.

  • Sprucing Up

    Russia plans to spend more than $19B to get ready for 2018 World Cup.

  • The Sponsor Cliff

    Brasileiro club Santos faces loss of five sponsors on Jan. 1.

  • Thanks, But No

    England's RFU says it will stay home for World Cup match against Wales.

  • Tax Settlement

    SPL club Heart of Midlothian makes a deal with HMRC.

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