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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 26 / 14

The 10th annual SportsBusiness Daily/SportsBusiness Journal Reader Survey is in the books, and more than 1,000 voters weighed in on nearly 100 questions that spanned all facets of the industry. Voting was conducted over three weeks starting Oct. 13, with polling via SportsBusinessDaily.com and Sport...

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X Games Moves Indoors

ESPN officials said that Friday''s X Games session at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, which marked the first time the event was held indoors, drew 33,300 fans, according to Todd Zolecki of the

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X Games Head Indoors

Beginning today, the ESPN X Games will "switch from outdoor locales around Philadelphia to the First Union Center for a final six-day run," according to Robert Moran of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Mora

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Are X Games Annoying Athletes?

For some athletes, the X Games "have gone to excess," and BMX dirt jumper Taj Mihelich, a past X Games medalist, "refused to participate," according to Erin Chain of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Mihelich s

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ESPN OK With X Games Crowds

ESPN Assistant Dir for Marketing & Communication Amy Lupo said that "about 15,000 people attended skateboard and street luge events" this past weekend at the ESPN X Games in Philadelphia, which marked

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IAAF Championships Earn Profit

IAAF World Championships in Athletics officials announced that the ten-day event in Edmonton sold about 400,886 tickets, placing the IAAF "past its [C]$12.5-million break-even sales target," according

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IAAF Close To Ticket Goal

Edmonton 2001 CEO Rick LeLacheur said that the IAAF World Championships in Athletics is "on track to cross the finish line on-budget," with C$12M in sales, according to Timothy Le Riche of the EDMONTO

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Jefferson County Slashes Funds

The Greater Louisville Sports Commission (GLSC) is "feeling the pinch" of a $75,000 funding cut by Jefferson County, KY, according to Sheldon Shafer of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL. GLSC Exec Dir An

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IAAF Attendance Examined

Ticket sales for the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Edmonton "remain stagnant despite huge global interest in a sporting event rated as the third biggest in the world," according to James Cu

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Track Championships Open

Edmonton "took the centre of the global stage" Friday night with a "spectacular opening ceremony" for the IAAF''s World Championships in Athletics, according to Paul Cowan of the EDMONTON SUN, who not

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Will World Championships Sell?

The IAAF World Championships in Athletics open today in Edmonton and run through August 12, and the event''s organizing committee Chair Jack Agrios said the opening ceremonies are "very close to a sel

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