Names In The News
Former F1 driver RALF SCHUMACHER "has signed a new one-year contract with Mercedes and will continue to drive in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM)" (SPORT1, 2/19). ... Luge athlete and two-time Asian Championships gold medalist SHIVA KESHAVAN "has been given the Olympic Solidarity scholarship" by the IOC "in his bid to qualify and compete" in Sochi '14 (THE HINDU, 2/18). ... Former Sri Lankan World Cup captain ARJUNA RANATUNGA on Tuesday said that "he will decide by next week if he will contest for president of the Cricket Board or not." The former champion said that, "he has been approached by former cricketers and some cricket clubs asking him to run for president of the board" (XINHUA, 2/19). ... JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JAY-Z are the first artists confirmed to headline concerts at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The two will "top the bill" on separate nights of the Wireless festival on July 12 and 13 (BBC, 2/19).