Quote of the Day

"This must be seen as a warning. We cannot keep on the same rhythm, or we will not deliver them on time."
-- Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo, warning that World Cup stadiums will not be finished on time unless construction is accelerated. (London INDEPENDENT, 8/14)
Thursday August 15, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 47 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • FIFA Enters Gay Fray

    FIFA has asked authorities in Russia, host of the 2018 World Cup, for "clarification and more details" about a new anti-gay law, joining the IOC in seeking answers from Moscow, according to Graham Dunbar of the AP. Legislation prohibiting "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors" has provoked an int'l furor since President Vladimir Putin signed it off in June and sparked growing concern at the IOC leading to the Sochi Winter Games in February.

  • Walking Away

    Senior Rio '16 planner Marcio Fortes resigns.

  • Special Push

    Coca-Cola plans biggest campaign ever for Special Olympics.

  • Economic Casualty

    Sylt: F1 struggles sign of economic uncertainty, "outdated" business model.

  • Fashionistas

    Adidas gains on Nike in China by catering to women's fashion.

  • A Rush Order

    Brazilian sports minister now says he's worried about stadium delays.

  • Cash Flow

    Sauber F1 denies death of Russian deal, says it has received payments.

  • Costly Upkeep

    Maintaining Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park cost more than $6M over six months.

  • Clock Watchers

    ManU, watchmaker Bulova sign three-year sponsorship deal.

  • The Travel Squad

    Wells Fargo onboard as sponsor of Mexican national team's U.S. tour.

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