JD Wetherspoon chairman thanks sports events for sales

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Pubs chain JD Wetherspoon has said this summer's Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Euro 2012 football championships helped profits for the year to 29 July.

Profit before tax and exceptional items rose by 8.4% to £72m, while sales in outlets open for more than a year were up by 3.2%.

Chairman Tim Martin told BBC News that he believed he "owed Andy Murray a pint" for helping boost sales.

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