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SportsBusiness Journal Staff Writer Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle covers motorsports, action sports and the Olympics for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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WME-IMG Hires Former GM Exec Chris Liddell To Replace Peter Klein As CFO

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 14

WME-IMG announced it hired former Microsoft and GM CFO CHRIS LIDDELL . The New Zealander will replace  PETER KLEIN as CFO of the organization. Liddell is familiar with IMG, having served on the company’s board in '11 at the request of late IMG Chair TED FORSTMANN . He previously served...

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09/09/13
SportsBusiness Daily Global: IOC Gives Wrestling Second Chance

Seven months after being dropped from the Olympic program, wrestling persuaded the IOC to give it a second chance. The sport received 49 votes from IOC members, giving it a first-round majority over competitors baseball and softball (24 votes) and squash (22). Representatives from wrestling’s ...

Tags: Olympics

09/09/13
SportsBusiness Journal: JMI to help Force replace sponsors

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

09/08/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Wrestling Cruises To Victory In Olympics Decider

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09/08/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Tokyo Lands '20 Olympics

Tokyo won the right to host the '20 Olympic Games, beating out bids from Istanbul and Madrid, by promising to deliver a celebratory, dependable and financially lucrative event. In choosing Tokyo, the IOC opted to hand the Olympics off to the only city of the three that had hosted the Games before. ...

09/08/13
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Don Porter, co-president of the World Baseball Softball Confederation, says he didn’t have a rooting interest in yesterday’s 2020 Olympic host city competition, but he expects the decision to award the Games to Tokyo to provide a boost for baseball and softball’s bid to return to t ...

Tags: Baseball, Olympics, Japan, International

09/08/13
On The Ground: Madrid, Istanbul had too many blemishes to win IOC's beauty pagea ...

The competition to host the 2020 Olympics wasn’t a beauty contest. It was a contest to see which candidate city could best conceal its blemishes. Tokyo won that battle, with ease. After all, what’s a minor nuclear leak today compared to an economy that is in tatters or a violent ...

Tags: IOC, Olympics

09/07/13
On The Ground: Tokyo offers safe, financially lucrative choice

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Tags: International, Olympics

09/07/13
On The Ground: Carrion taps into Carville's election knowledge

IOC presidential candidate Richard Carrion has tapped Democratic political consultant James Carville to assist with his campaign.   Carrion, the CEO of Banco Popular and an IOC member since 1990, turned to Carville for advice on pragmatic aspects of his campaign, not political ones. Carville ...

Tags: International, Olympics

09/07/13
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Tags: International, Olympics

09/04/13
SportsBusiness Daily: TWC To Sponsor Earnhardt's No. 88 Car

Time Warner Cable is expanding its sponsorship of Hendrick Motorsports, adding primary sponsorship for five races on the No. 88 car with Dale Earnhardt Jr. this season and two races on the No. 5 car with Kasey Kahne. The deal closes out the open inventory on the No. 88 and No. 5 cars this year. With ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Time Warner

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