Quote of the Day

"The IOC has adopted a more hands-on role. It is unprecedented for the IOC but there is no plan B. We are going to Rio."
-- IOC VP John Coates, on the organization's strategy to overcome delays in completing Rio venues and infrastructure. (London TELEGRAPH, 4/29)
Wednesday April 30, 2014 Vol. 2 — No. 225 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Looking Out For Losers

    Wimbledon has increased prize money by 10.8%.

    Whoever succeeds Andy Murray "as men's singles champion" at Wimbledon will collect £1.76M ($2.96M) from a prize fund which has grown 10.8% from last year, according to Simon Briggs of the London TELEGRAPH. The increases "were skewed in favour of the less successful players" -- a trend of the past few years -- so that those who lose in the first round this summer will receive £27,000 ($45,000). In '11, the equivalent figure was just £11,000.

  • European Front

    Serie A club Inter Milan signs $111M marketing deal with Infront.

  • Woman's Work

    Leeann Dempster named CEO for Scottish Premiership club Hibernian.

  • Seven Up

    Seven the only Aussie broadcaster to lodge interest in Olympics rights.

  • Expansion Plan

    Grayling, Landmark partner with European Tour to drive global growth.

  • Building Violation

    German construction industry blasts Blatter over World Cup accusations.

  • Rio Concerns

    IOC's Coates says Rio's Olympic preparation "worst" he's ever seen.

  • Renewing Rivalry

    BCCI "optimistic" about return of India-Pakistan cricket series.

  • Decision Makers

    Aussie Super Rugby clubs, ARU face decision on expanding competition.

  • House Hunting

    Everton identifies site for possible new 50,000-seat stadium.

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