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align="center">“I presume that this story will ultimately be overshadowed by the Games.”

— SLOC President Mitt Romney, in an August 13 memo to trustees, on an upcoming Newsweek story labeling the '02 Games the "Mormon Games"

Thursday August 30, 2001 Vol. 7 — No. 230 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • In a front-page feature, the WASHINGTON POST examines U.S. Soccer's jingoistic ticket distribution policy for this weekend's Honduras-U.S. World Cup qualifying match. Sales focus so strictly on giving the best seats to members of the "U.S. Soccer family" that Honduras Ambassador Hugo Noe Pino was told he could not get lower level seats at RFK Stadium. While U.S. Soccer and DC United execs deny discrimination, they "make no apologies for trying to maintain a dominant American presence" in RFK's lower-bowl.

  • With Support From His Army...
    ...Arnold Palmer remains atop Golf World Business' Golf Personality Index, but there is a Tiger gaining fast.

    Having Some Alterations Done
    NFL begins retooling Pro Bowl by altering ticket pricing, establishing premium seats and taking over distribution.

    Here To Stay
    Despite budget cuts, Gateway says it is committed to its SLOC sponsorship.

    Getting Into The Swing
    Nike continues to push ahead with golf line, as $1,000 set of graphite irons set to hit retail sometime next year.

    Network Associates
    ESPN2 to cross 80 million HH threshold; ESPN begins to put its imprint on Canada's TSN.

    Faith-based Initiative?
    Mitt Romney still grappling with how to handle media's constant portrayal of Salt Lake '02 as the "Mormon Games."

    Year One In The Books
    MLL finishes inaugural season averaging 3,876 per game.

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