Lochte Likely To Face Punishment From USOC Team USA Dominates Rio Medal Standings Feigen Making Donation To Charity; Others Home Two Swimmers Admit To Fabricating Story Frost's Connection To Knight Assisted In Nike Deal Nike-Sponsored Golfers Faced With Uncertainty Nike Moves Away From Golf Equipment Business Phil Knight Talks All Things Nike USOC Keeping Oly Village Issues Off The Radar Michigan Unveils New Jordan Brand Football Unis
SBD/8/Sponsorships Advertising Marketing
Published May 8, 1998
The USOC's OPUS division was profiled in the DESERET NEWS. USOC Dep. Secretary General John Krimsky said that nearly 70% of the $806M anticipated from corporate sponsors for the 2002 Winter Games has been raised. Krimsky: "Everybody at OPUS is a salesman. We've got a lot of money to raise" (DESERET NEWS, 5/7)....Wilson Sporting Goods has retained NJ-based The Sherry Group for PR services. The agreement will cover each of Wilson's three business groups, including golf, racquet sports and team sports (TSG). ...Footstar Inc., which operates 553 FootAction stores and 2,507 Meldisco leased footwear departments, said April sales rose 17% to $144.1M, from $123.3M a year earlier (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 5/8)....CA-based Goodby, Silverstein & Partners won 10 awards last night, including work for Nike, at the 22nd annual One Show, for creative excellence in advertising (N.Y. TIMES, 5/8)....CA-based The North Face will design and manufacture a line of outdoor performance footwear, scheduled to launch in Spring '99 (North Face).