Names In The News
Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt "has appointed triple F1 world champion SEBASTIAN VETTEL as a life-long honorary member of the club." Vettel, "who is a die-hard fan of the club, was surprised by the honor" (SID, 12/4). ... Colombian striker RADAMEL FALCAO "will be in Dubai later this month to attend the 7th Dubai Int'l Sports Conference." The Atlético Madrid player "is expected to be one of the panellists on the final discussion on the second day of the annual conference" (GULF NEWS, 12/5). ... The IOC President’s Trophy has been awarded to SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT MUBARAK, Mother of UAE Nation. IOC President JACQUES ROGGE said that the trophy was awarded to Mubarak for outstanding merit in the development of sport, notably her dedication to the advancement of women in sport (IOC). ... A tennis shirt worn by ANDY MURRAY in this year's U.S. Open final, as he ended Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam champion, has sold at a charity auction in the U.K. It was sold for £8,500 ($13,687), 6.3% above its £8,000 ($12,000) high valuation Tuesday night. All funds from the sale "will benefit the Angelus Foundation, which aims to educate drug users on the dangers of taking both club drugs and legal highs" (PAUL FRASER COLLECTIBLES, 12/5).