Quote of the Day

"We can guarantee the safety of people as well as any other government hosting any mass event."
-- Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Kozak, on the eve of the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony. (REUTERS, 2/6)
Friday February 7, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 166 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Bye-Bye Bonus

    FIFA ditched bonuses for its exec board, a group that has "come under scrutiny in recent years because of several corruption cases," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The FIFA Exec Committee, responsible for approving billions of dollars’ worth of TV and sponsorship agreements, "is made up of 25 officials from six continents." Domenico Scala, appointed head of a new audit and compliance body in '12, said that execs "agreed to scrap the bonuses after he argued that they created a risk of unethical behavior."

  • TOPing Up

    Panasonic extends IOC TOP sponsorship through '24.

  • The Little Guys

    BBC rights wranglers open doors on consultancy to help lesser sports.

  • Fries With That?

    Brasileiro club Gremio to launch fast food chain to raise funds.

  • All The Colors

    Channel 4 rebrands logo to back gay athletes in Sochi.

  • Risky Business

    Former SEALs put experience to work to secure sports events, athletes.

  • On The Same Team

    Former ManU teammates Neville, Giggs in talks to buy Salford City.

  • The End Is Near

    Italian suitor Cellino expects to get OK as new Leeds United owner.

  • Safe And Sound?

    Russian official claims Sochi "as safe as any place in the West."

  • Thumbs Up

    Man City's plan to expand Etihad Stadium "expected to be approved."

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