Quote of the Day

"It may well be that we made a mistake at the time."
-- FIFA President Sepp Blatter on the governing body's decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup. (London EVENING STANDARD, 9/9)
Tuesday September 10, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 64 Print This Issue

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  • End Of An Era

    Under Jacques Rogge's leadership, Olympic TV revenue rose from $2.2B to $4B.

    Twelve years after becoming IOC President, Jacques Rogge stepped to the podium Sunday to deliver his final activity report to the organization. It outlined all that had changed since he took over the organization in '01. Back then, the IOC was digging its way out of the Salt Lake City scandal, facing criticism from sponsors and struggling to accumulate cash reserves in case an int'l crisis forced it to postpone a Games. But under the 71-year-old Belgian's direction, all that has changed. The organization has avoided another ethics scandal, increased sponsorship revenue by more than 50% and boosted its cash reserves from $105M to $901M.

  • Admitting Fault

    Sepp Blatter admits 'mistakes were made' in awarding Qatar summer World Cup.

  • Delivering The Goods

    Formula E racing series signs Qualcomm, DHL as sponsors ahead of next year's launch.

  • Free Ride

    New deal will keep Tour de France on free TV across Europe through 2019.

  • Hitting The Breaks

    Williams F1 team sees revenue decrease as wins prove elusive.

  • Finding A Solution

    Bank backs away from legal action against La Liga's Valencia over '09 loan.

  • The Fine Print

    PFA chairman criticizes black footballers for racism stance in autobiography.

  • Decision Day

    IOC to name new president Tuesday as six candidates vie for spot.

  • Cold Shoulder

    Despite Winter Olympics heritage, Norway residents opposed to hosting '22 Games.

  • Fit For A Fight

    Brisbane will become the third Australian city since '10 to host a UFC event.

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