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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

FIFA today said that it "remains committed" to holding the '18 World Cup in Russia and that a "boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region" ( REUTERS, 7/25 ). The MLBPA "filed a grievance" against the Astros this week, contending the club tried to "manipulate the si...

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10/30/01
FIFA Gets World Cup Insurance

The ''02 World Cup "was saved from the threat of cancellation" yesterday when National Indemnity Company (NIC), a subsidiary of Warren Buffet''s Berkshire Hathaway, "agreed to insure the tournament,"

Tags: Events and Attractions, FIFA, Soccer

10/29/01
NBC's Breeders' Cup Ratings

NBC''s broadcast of the Breeders'' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships (WTC), from 1:00-6:00pm ET Saturday, earned a 2.1/5 overnight Nielsen rating, down 19% from a 2.6/6 last year. This year''s cove

Tags: Churchill Downs Inc., Events and Attractions, Horse Racing, NBC, Nielsen, NTRA

10/26/01
WTC To Open At Belmont Park

While NY Racing Association President Terry Meyocks "expects that many" of the reserved tickets for tomorrow''s Breeders'' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships (WTC) that were canceled after the Septe

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Events and Attractions, Horse Racing, NBC, NTRA

10/18/01
ESPN Moves ESPY Dates

The ESPY Awards have been moved from February to July. Starting in ''02, the event will take place the night after the MLB All-Star Game. Next year''s ESPY Awards have been moved from February 4 to Ju

Tags: Baseball, ESPN, Events and Attractions, Football, MLB, Sports Events, Walt Disney

10/10/01
Sportel Conference Concludes

The 12th annual SportelMonaco International Television Sports Convention concluded Sunday in Monte Carlo and it was the first time that SportelMonaco "has not grown in terms of registration numbers,"

Tags: Events and Attractions, Motorsports, NASCAR, Sports Events

10/02/01
How Will Threats Impact Sportel ?

Organizers of int''l sports TV program trade show Sportel, which is taking place in Monte Carlo Thursday through Sunday, "are expecting fewer participants this year in the wake of the terrorist attack

Tags: Events and Attractions, IOC

09/27/01
Buffalo Seeks Amateur Sports

People visiting the Buffalo Niagara region to attend amateur sporting events spend an average of $341 each, and 57% of them "plan to return within two years to visit local attractions," according to a

Tags: Colleges, Events and Attractions, NCAA

09/25/01
AOL Mulls Goodwill Games

Goodwill Games President Mike Plant "expects to take no more than two months" to determine the event''s future with AOL Time Warner officials, according to Jeff Metcalfe of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Plant

Tags: Events and Attractions, Sports Events, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

09/19/01
CA To Host '04 Swimming Trials

The city of Long Beach, CA, will host the ''04 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. The event, scheduled for July 7-14, will be held in an outdoor portable pool located between the Long Beach Convention Cent

Tags: Events and Attractions, NBC

09/18/01
Gravity Games Attendance Down

A final-day attendance figure of 79,100 on September 9 brought the total attendance for the eight-day Gravity Games to 287,070, according to Shalise Manza Young of the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL. The Gravity

Tags: Events and Attractions, NBC

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