Quote of the Day

"We are defending it."
-- FIFA President Sepp Blatter, responding to international media "attacks" on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar. (AFP 11/26)
Wednesday November 27, 2013 Vol. 2 — No. 120 Print This Issue

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  • Scaling Back

    An artist's rendering shows the original model for Tokyo's Olympic Stadium.

    Tokyo's new National Stadium for the 2020 Olympics "could be scaled down" by 70,000 square meters, or approximately 25%, according to KYODO. The Japan Sport Council, which runs the venue, "held a meeting with experts from various fields to review the original plan, which has come under fire over the design and bloated budget for the mega-stadium to replace the one built for Tokyo's last Games" in '64. Capacity will remain at 80,000.

  • Soaring Costs

    Brazilian government announces 2014 World Cup stadium costs to increase by $435M.

  • Google It

    The McLaren F1 team has opened its HQ doors to Google Street View.

  • Pen To Paper

    India batsman Rohit Sharma finalizes deal with adidas.

  • Holding Serve

    Eurosport announces new French Open broadcast deal through 2021.

  • Standing Firm

    FIFA's Sepp Blatter defends Qatar World Cup, criticizes int'l media.

  • Strings Attached

    Pepsi to stick with embattled IPL, asks league to clean up act.

  • In The Spotlight

    Sochi Paralympics expecting to receive record broadcast coverage.

  • Not For Resale

    Rugby World Cup organizers push government to help prevent ticket touting.

  • Tuning Out

    Vettel's F1 dominance has begun to negatively impact Spanish TV ratings.

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