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SportzPower Daily July 27

       
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July 27 Vol 01, Issue 988
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
'Important that the widest possible audience is inspired by the great sporting moments'
INDUSTRY SPEAK - ESPN STAR Sports MD Peter Hutton pens his perspective on London 2012: "In all the hours of coverage, my hope is for one truly memorable moment. The Olympics rarely disappoints in the search to provide such occasions."
India Already An Olympics Winner; Corporate Support Could Help Bring In More Medals
SPORTZPOWER VIEW - This is the time for corporate world, especially the ones standing on the sidelines and rushing in only to felicitate few winners, to contribute to the larger cause of creating a sporting nation.
Will to Win
BY INVITATION - With the athletes now getting support, exposure and motivation from public and private quarters, India’s Olympic team in London is the best that has ever been fielded and winning is high on their agenda.
Inspiring A Generation?
INSIDE OUT - Build-up to London 2012 affirmation that India should continue to try and host global multi-discipline events once infrastructure attains a certain level of sophistication.
International horse racing league on anvil
An international horse racing league spread across 12 global cities involving 12 prominent jockeys is being planned and Mumbai could be one of the cities hosting a race.
Big sporting events key to attracting investment: Study
In Latin America, 74% of business leaders believe major sporting events are important in attracting investment to their economy and across the BRIC nations 54% hold this view.
Sahara announces 'golden incentive' for London 2012 medal winners
Sahara will be awarding a 5 kg medal of pure gold to those winning gold medals, 3 kg medal of pure gold to silver medalists and 2 Kg medal of pure gold to bronze medalists.
HI announces a high performance coaching programme
Hockey India in association with FIH will organize a high performance coaching programme from 4 September to "enhance the skill set of coaches in the country".
Current Affairs - Gridiron Games: Analysing the NFL Concussion Litigation
With an average team value of over 1 billion USD, the National Football League (“NFL”) is the most valuable sports business in the world. Formed in 1920, it is divided into two conferences - the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference, with each conference consisting of 16 teams.

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COMMENTARY

German GP: Alonso Strengthens Championship Lead

PIT STOP PUNDIT - Force India split tyre strategies between their drivers who fight excessive tyre wear to eventually finish 9th (Hulkenberg) and 11th (Di Resta).
INTERVIEW

Gosper: Media help spread the Games across the world

Kevan Gosper, the chairman of the IOC Press Commission

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
ED may impose penalty on Reebok for Fema violation(Business Standard)
Reebok franchisees seek clarity from Adidas CEO Herbert Hainer(Economic Times)
The growing clout of media agencies(Business Standard)
Smartphones power record Samsung profit of $5.9 bln(Reuters )
Toshiba India eyes Rs50bn from digital space by ’14-’15(Financial Chronicle)
Hyundai reports Rs126bn revenue from India in H1, 2012(Financial Chronicle)
3 top FMCG companies raise ad spend in first quarter(Hindu Business Line)
CRICKET
Rajasthan Royals terminates agreement with RN Sports(SportzPower)
Trinidad & Tobago caught in club vs country debate(Hindustan Times)
FOOTBALL
Better rated but little recognition(Hindustan Times)
Training camp shifted to Noida(The Hindu)
Bin Hammam banned again as FIFA starts new probe(Reuters)
LONDON OLYMPICS
McDonald’s officially opens flagship restaurant in Olympic Park(SportzPower )
Brands too hope for a golden run during the Olympics(Hindu Business line )
Olympics gets £1 b in sponsorships (Hindu Business Line )
London Olympics could net British economy profit of 13 billion pounds(DNA )
London’s move to curb ambush marketing raises hackles(Hindu Business line )
All eyes on London and spectacular Games opening(Reuters )
Superyachts anchor in the Thames as 1% visit Games(Mint )
Expecting a rain of medals in London, advertising companies shower money(Economic Times )
Cash-strapped Britain eyes Olympic business bounce(Reuters )
Wish you were here? Olympics hoped to be tourist draw(Reuters )
The Games begin(Mint )
India at the opening and beyond(Mint )
London’s Recession Olympics to Open With Host Targeting Top Four(Bloomberg )
Blunders begin even before the Games do(Mint )
Bhopal victims protest against Dow with own 'Olympics'(Reuters )
OTHER SPORTS
NBA, SAP announce multiyear marketing partnership(SportzPower)
Sports Ministry clear's 5-member Indian team for World Junior Golf Championship(SportzPower)
Sports ministry to set up new SAI centre at Rohtak(Times of India)

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