Quote of the Day

"West Ham are basically getting a stadium costing more than £600 million for just £15 million and a small amount in annual rent [£2M]."
-- Former Sports Minister Richard Caborn, criticizing the deal struck by the Premier League club to become the main tenant of the Olympic Stadium. (PA, 3/22)
Monday March 25, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 200 Print This Issue

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  • Critics Blast West Ham Deal

    An artist's impression shows how London's Olympic Stadium will look when West Ham plays.

    EPL West Ham United will move into London's Olympic Stadium beginning in '16 after a deal on Friday that makes the venue "a lasting part of London's sporting scene but drew criticism over the cost to taxpayers," according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. The agreement should "settle a long-running saga" over the future of the stadium, built with £430M ($654M) of public money. However, "any triumphalism was tempered by criticism" after local and national government pledged an additional £65M ($98M) to help transform the venue into a 54,000-seat stadium.

  • Placing A Bet

    La Liga club Atletico Madrid in sponsorship talks with gambling provider Bwin.

  • Drying Out

    Public support growing for ban on booze sponsorships in New Zealand.

  • Slim Pickin'

    Carlos Slim's America Movil locks up Latin American rights for Olympics.

  • American Bailout

    U.S. billionaire Haskell rides in to save Coventry City from administration.

  • Old Friends

    Russian, Ukrainian owners back plan to form new football league.

  • Going Into Labor

    Barcelona, FIFA at odds over int'l transfers of teenage prospects.

  • Wait And See

    Bundesliga doesn't plan to implement goal-line technology until '15-16.

  • Opening Up

    Ecclestone opens up with details of alleged $44M bribe.

  • Cover Up

    Wimbledon plans to put roof on Court No. 1.

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