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AEG Seeks Six-Month Extension To Secure NFL Team For L.A. Stadium Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 30 / 14

AEG yesterday announced that it is seeking a six-month extension to its existing agreement with the city of L.A. for the Farmers Field project. The company's request is to allow additional time to pursue a deal with an NFL team, and to further assess and develop plans for renovations to the L.A. Con...

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NBC Gets Lower Wednesday Night Rating

NBC finished with a 12.1 fast-national rating and 20.8 million viewers for Wednesday night's Olympic coverage, which featured U.S. speedskater Shani Davis' attempt at a third-straight Gold Medal in the 1000-meter event. Also featured in the telecast were Gold Medal finals for men's nordic combined ...

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02/14/14
P&G Seen As Sochi Social Media Winner

If there is an “early gold medal for social media” during the Sochi Games, it would “likely go to Procter & Gamble,” according to Bruce Horovitz of USA TODAY. P&G has been the “most buzzed-about brand” during the Olympics “as measured by YouTube ...

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02/14/14
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The Sochi Games have "made it oddly difficult to buy official merchandise," as the main Olympic Park "features just one superstore, which is operated by Russian retailer Bosco di Ciliegi, Sochi's primary Olympic licensee," according to Orwall & McKay of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The wait to get i ...

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02/14/14
U.S. Skiers Sweep Slopestyle Competition

U.S. skiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper appeared on Friday's edition of NBC’s “Today” show to discuss sweeping all three medals in the debut of the men’s slopestyle event. Near the end of the interview, host Matt Lauer asked the Olympians, “You were ...

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02/14/14
THE DAILY's Olympic Medal Stand

Each day during the Winter Games, THE DAILY offers our take on the business performances of some of the people, sponsors, broadcasters and other entities around Sochi. ...

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02/14/14
Latest Headlines From SBD/SBJ's Sochi Blog

SportsBusiness Daily/Journal have converted their  On The Ground blog into a comprehensive, daily website devoted to the Sochi Games and the business behind it. The site is free and runs through Monday, Feb. 24, the day after the Closing Ceremony. The site also can be accessed through the On T ...

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02/13/14
NBCU Execs Pleased With Olympic Ratings Thus Far

NBC Sports execs "were decidedly pleased with the performance of the Sochi Winter Olympics, thus far," according to Michael O’Connell of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The seventh day of Sochi coverage saw ratings approaching the '10 Vancouver Games, and, "with multiple platforms, they're breaking re ...

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02/13/14
Shaun White Boosts NBC's Tuesday Ratings

Despite U.S. snowboarder Shaun White missing out on a medal in the halfpipe on Tuesday, his appearance during NBC’s primetime coverage gave the net a big boost over the same nights during both the ’10 Vancouver and ’06 Turin Games. NBC earned a 13.7 fast-national rating and 23.7 mi ...

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02/13/14
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NBC's "Today" show audience "got trounced" by ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, marking what could be the "first time 'Today' was beaten in the overall ratings during an Olympics," according to Claire Atkinson of the N.Y. POST. "GMA" coverage had 6.2 million viewers, which was 410,000 more th ...

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USOC officials are "sounding out international officials in Sochi about a potential American bid for the games -- and the feedback is positive," according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. The USOC is "currently weighing a possible run" for the '24 Summer Games, and the '26 Winter Games also "would be an ...

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