Athlete faces suit over brothel funds
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand Olympic Committee has threatened to sue a local taekwondo athlete who plans to finance his 2012 London Games bid with the proceeds from a brothel.
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand Olympic Committee has threatened to sue a local taekwondo athlete who plans to finance his 2012 London Games bid with the proceeds from a brothel. Logan Campbell, whose participation in the Beijing Olympics last year cost him NZ$150,000, most of which came from his parents, opened a brothel with a friend in Auckland earlier this year and asked the public to support him through his business. The committee demanded he cease linking the Olympics to his business or face legal action. Campbell, who finished outside the medals in the featherweight division at Beijing, defended his business and fundraising efforts.
Credit crunch affects marriages
AUSTALIA - Global markets may be edging towards recovery, but the worst impact of the global financial crunch on families and couples may still be ahead, a leading Australian charity said. The crisis brought higher rates of divorce and break up as more people lost jobs. According to the survey, if either of the couple experienced unemployment in one year, there was a 70% more likelihood of divorce in the following year. The report said one in three families experienced financial distress in 2009.
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