Sunoco Debuts "Essence Of Racing" Campaign Executive Transactions Isiah Thomas Expected Backlash Over Hiring FanDuel Brings On Most Of Zynga Sports Team Georgia Approves Increased Athletic Budget Kentucky Adding Ribbon Boards At Rupp IndyCar Ponders How To Attract Fans Long Term Jeff Gordon Hired As Full-Time Analyst For Fox Danica's Sponsorship Status To Be Telling For NASCAR Classified Advertisements
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CONSTANTINE BAKOURIS was named CEO of the 2004 Athens Olympic Organizing Committee. Bakouris was European Dir of Ralston Energy Systems in Geneva (N.Y. TIMES, 1/23). ...ROBERT DALE MORGAN was named President & CEO of the Atlanta 2000 Super Bowl Host Committee. He has served as VP/Sports for the Atlanta Chamber and has been in charge of the Peach Bowl since '88 (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 1/23). ...The Colts named BOB LAMEY to their administrative staff. He has been the team's radio voice for 11 of the team's 14 years in Indy. He will continue to handle the team's play- by-play and have an involvement in community projects and assist the sales and marketing staff (Colts).
Retiring 49ers TE BRENT JONES "is leaning against running for Congress in June," his agent LEIGH STEINBERG said yesterday (S.F. CHRONICLE, 1/22)....HOWIE LONG was a guest on NBC's "Tonight Show" last night. Long, on acting compared to pro sports: "When you come from professional football, you know, you make your own coffee, you drive yourself to work -- if you want to be pampered, become an actor" ("Tonight Show," NBC, 1/22)....In N.Y., Barbara Phillips reviewed "Bad As I Wanna Be: The DENNIS RODMAN Story," as a "well acted, but painfully shallow Rodman- produced and -narrated biopic" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 1/22).