Quote of the Day

"I will say something which is crazy, but less democracy is sometimes better for organizing a World Cup."
-- FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke on the governing body's experience organizing the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. (REUTERS, 4/24)
Friday April 26, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 224 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Going For Gold

    The British Olympic Association "announced car manufacturer Nissan as its first major sponsor since the London 2012 Games," according to Martyn Ziegler of the PA. Nissan, which employs 7,000 people in the U.K., "becomes a tier one sponsor for the BOA and also a sponsor for the British Paralympics Association in the run-up to the Rio 2016 Games." The BOA is aiming to raise £42M ($64M) over four years, "a similar sum to the four years before London 2012."

  • Follow The Leader

    Wimbledon head calls on ATP, WTA to raise payouts.

  • Making Moves

    Allianz signs stadium naming-rights deal with Palmeiras, extends IPC deal.

  • Power To The People

    Borussia Dortmund sees economic windfall from Wednesday's win over Real Madrid.

  • Sweet Talk

    Maria Sharapova talks business ahead of Russian candy line debut.

  • Back To Basics

    BOA Chair Coe outlines changes to keep organization on sound financial footing.

  • Boston Fallout

    Russia to use metal detectors along marathon course at World Championships.

  • Making A Pitch

    Spain officials question pitch conditions at Confed Cup venue in Brazil.

  • Winning The Scrum

    London's Olympic Stadium could host 2015 Rugby World Cup matches.

  • No Horse Play

    Horse doping trainer slammed with eight-year ban.

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