Quote of the Day

"The ethical standards are laid down under the Olympic Charter and to defy that is not good. It does not go well for the Olympic movement."
-- Indian Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra, demanding the Indian Olympic Association follow IOC rules so the country's Olympic ban will be overturned. (REUTERS, 9/4)
Thursday September 5, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 61 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • The Final Countdown

    Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hoping Istanbul wins the 2020 Olymipcs bid.

    Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan "faces a nerve-wracking weekend -- one that could affect the future course of his rule," according to Daniel Dombey of the FINANCIAL TIMES. With Erdogan's home city of Istanbul’s "bid for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games due to be decided at the meeting in Argentina this Saturday, much more than mere sport is at stake." Turkey would not only be the first "Muslim majority country to host the games." Erdogan has also "identified success in the Olympic bid as a mark of the country’s emergence as a rising power on the world stage."

  • Changing Teams

    UK Athletics switches to Nike as kit supplier.

  • The Right Number

    Austrian Football Federation signs long-term deal with T-Mobile.

  • Not Sharing

    PyeongChang says no to North Korea's bid to co-host '18 Games.

  • A Record Run

    Hong Kong Jockey Club finishes '13 with $12.2B revenue, up more than 12%.

  • Teaming Up

    N.Y. Yankees President Levine says NYC FC near naming overseer for business ops.

  • To The Nines

    National Rugby League plans preseason nines competition.

  • The Experience

    Cardiff City rolls out welcome mat with new matchday treats for visitors.

  • The Name Game

    Copenhagen won't sell Champions League tickets to fans with 'non-Danish' names.

  • American Style

    Fox Int'l Channels to broadcast NFL in parts of Europe.

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