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Published March 8, 1996
Sports Summit Europe opened yesterday in Amsterdam with more than 200 delegates from over 19 countries. The following speakers addressed the conference Thursday: HENK KOENDERS, President of the European Sponsorship Conferences and co- organizer of the Summit, discussed sports associations in Holland and the need to professionalize and work on a marketing-oriented basis; ERICA TERPSTRA, State Secretary of Sports in The Netherlands, welcomed the group; and URI CORONEL, member of the Board of European and World Champion soccer team Ajax Amsterdam, discussed TV rights. Among today's speakers is ARIE VAN EIJDEN of the Dutch Soccer Association on the impact of sponsorships on international events (Sport Summit Europe)....SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, NICK VAN EXEL, DANA BARROS, and former Olympian CHERYL MILLER will all appear in Nickelodeon's new anthology series "Sports Theatre," which premieres in June (USA TODAY, 3/8)....RUDY WASHINGTON's resignation as Drake basketball coach will likely mean an increased role in the Black Coaches Association, of which he is President, according to ESPN's John Feinstein ("SportsCenter," 3/7).