Quote of the Day

"I don't think they are looking at it so much as a way to develop the game on a macro level. They are just looking to cash in on it."
-- Chinese FA Technical Advisor Tom Byer, questioning the motives of the super-rich businessmen bankrolling football in China. (AFP, 1/30)
Thursday January 31, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 162 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Sport On The Bubble

    Taekwondo's future as an Olympic sport could be in jeopardy.

    One Olympic sport “will learn next month that its Games future is in jeopardy” when the IOC “meets to decide the shape of the summer Games” from ‘20 on, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The IOC board of directors during its meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland from Feb. 12-13 will “pick a core of 25 summer Olympic sports that will be put to a single vote at their session in Argentina in September.” The IOC will “recommend one sport to be cut from the original list of 26.”

  • Seeing Roja

    Mediaset-España takes TV rights to Spanish national team's matches in '13.

  • Raising Their Eire

    New Balance signs multi-year deal to sponsor Athletics Ireland.

  • Not So Fast

    Shanghai Shenhua says Drogba still under contract, will protest to FIFA.

  • Feeling Neighborly

    Univision Deportes, ESPN team to offer Mexican national team U.S. exposure.

  • Staying The Course

    Sky Deutschland extends F1 media rights deal through '15.

  • Keep Your Seat

    Hamburg will test app that lets fans order drinks from their seats.

  • Hope For The Best

    Ecclestone overcomes "political in-fighting" to save German GP.

  • Give 'Em A Break

    Welsh Rugby Union cuts ticket prices for Six Nations tournament in '14.

  • Outside Influence

    A-League club Mariners in talks with potential Asian investors.

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