Names In The News
Following Ukraine's exit from Euro 2012 and FIFA President SEPP BLATTER's outspoken position supporting goal-line technology, UEFA President MICHEL PLATINI said he believes FIFA would be making a "historical mistake" if the game accepted the technology (London INDEPENDENT, 6/27). ... U.K. Prime Minister DAVID CAMERON was told he should be "ashamed of himself" by a heckling London 2012 volunteer during a speech to mark one month out from the opening ceremony (London GUARDIAN, 6/26). ... Swiss tennis star ROGER FEDERER gave PRINCE CHARLES a bow at his first Wimbledon appearance since '70, then gave Italian tennis player FABIO FOGNINI "a royal thumping" (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, 6/27). ... A German court, presided over by Judge PETER NOLL, jailed BayernLB former Chief Risk Officer GERHARD GRIBKOWSKY who admitted taking bribes during the sale of stake in F1 from F1 boss BERNIE ECCLESTONE. ... Euro 2012 official sponsor KIA MOTORS has donated $100,000 to Make-A-Wish Int'l. The company invited six 'wish' children to serve as official match ball carriers during the games (Kia). ... Scottish jump jockey CAMPBELL GILLIES died Monday in a swimming pool accident while on holiday in the Greek island of Corfu. Gillies, who would have turned 22 Tuesday, lost his life just hours after arriving in the resort of Kavos (LONDON TIMES, 6/26).