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Chime - that rings a few bells

insidethegames reports that Alan Pascoe's company, Fast Track, has been dragged into the corruption scandal dogging the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

A report released by India's Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) claimed that choosing London-based Fast Track Sales Ltd as a consultant resulted in the revenue loss of more than £3 million ($4.6 million) in sales of Games broadcast rights.

Further down the page:

Fast Track was founded by Pascoe, a member of the British 4x400 metres relay team that won silver medals at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, and has grown into one of Britain's most respected and successful sports marketing companies.
Pascoe...played an important role in London's successful bid to host the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
Fast Track, whose major clients include BT, IHG, Sainsbury's and UK Athletics, are now part of the Chime Group, who brought them in 2007 for £15 million ($23 million).
Pascoe is now the chairman of the company while Jon Ridgeon...a former team-mate of London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe, is the chief executive.

Readers of Stalwarts on our newsgroup will doubtless remember Chime aka Bell Pottinger for their attempts at 'community engagement'


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