Quote of the Day

"If the position I'm taking -- which is that we need a lot more information -- is rocking the boat, then I'm going to be rocking the boat."
-- U.S. FIFA official Sunil Gulati, on calling for the organization to delay its vote to move the '22 Qatar World Cup to winter. (N.Y. TIMES, 9/15)
Tuesday September 17, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 69 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Spanish Sport Faces Collapse

    Madrid's failure to secure the 2020 Olympics has further crushed its financially-stricken sporting federations.

    With the "illusion of Madrid hosting the 2020 Olympics now vanished, the desert of Spain's economic crisis is extending into Spanish sport," according to EL PAIS. The "public's subsidies have been exhausted" and Spain's Superior Sports Council (CSD) has "run dry." Many Spanish Olympic sports federations "are in financial ruin -- 25 of 63 are in bankruptcy." Federation presidents, who are facing 34% cutbacks in their budgets, "are the main actors in the tragedy."

  • Financial Crisis?

    European clubs will take home a minimum of $11.5M from Champions League.

  • A Good Push

    Serie A president says league should focus on more lucrative broadcast rights.

  • Strong Statement

    Aussie horse racing board issues complete ban on use of anabolic steroids.

  • Beat The Heat

    FIFA's top doc will call for winter '22 Cup to "protect the fans."

  • The Red Tide

    Bundesliga club Hamburg SV reports $12M loss for '12-13.

  • New World

    Eurosport to make U.S. debut with motorsports programming.

  • Seeking Detente

    CSA, BCCI meeting designed to save India tour of South Africa.

  • Joining The Crowd

    Equity firm KKR, New Mountain expected to log joint bid for IMG.

  • 'Crazy' Talk

    Saracens Chair Wray: English, French would be "crazy" to stay in Heineken Cup.

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