Names In The News
PELE is the "King of Football," but he "loves to show his talents in other areas." In a commercial created by the marketing department of his former club Santos FC, Pele was a pizza delivery man. Pele said: "I have done deliveries before, but with pizza it was the first time and look at how nice a pizza it is, with chicken and cheese. Look it's perfect" (GLOBO ESPORTE, 7/10). ... He was "born in France, lives in Belgium," is married to an American and speaks Portuguese with an accent, but RODRIGO PESSOA is Brazil's flag bearer at the London Games. The "greatest equestrian in the history of the country" won the individual gold medal in the 2004 Athens Games (UOL.com.br, 7/11). ... Global advertising agency WPP Group CEO MARTIN SORRELL accepted an invitation from the IOC to "be a torch bearer for the Olympic Flame" in the London Borough of Redbridge. Sorrell is "scheduled to become one of the 32 torch bearers" in Redbridge, in the northeast of the capital on July 22 (CAMPAIGNLIVE.co.uk, 7/10).