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     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).
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