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South Korea Prez Downplays Safety Concerns As PyeongChang Medals Are Unveiled

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

Officials promoting the '18 PyeongChang Games emphasized South Korea's security and culture as they unveiled a unique medal design last night in front of an elite audience of U.S. business and sports figures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in N.Y. In between three Korean musical performances and a...

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LA 2024 Strengthens Olympic Bid

LA 2024's second major bid document submission to the IOC on Friday "emphasizes an expanded venue footprint that revolves around four sports parks and extends beyond the city limits to Long Beach and into Orange and Riverside counties," according to Scott Reid of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. Stage II ...

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Former USATF Staffers Question Max Seigel's Practices

Some athletes and former employees within the USA Track & Field community are "alarmed and dismayed" by what they see as USATF CEO Max Siegel’s "soaring pay, lavish spending and unethical nonprofit leadership," according to Hobson & Rich of the WASHINGTON POST. Interviews with more tha ...

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Could Three-On-Three Basketball Join Olympic Program?

Asia's growing fascination with three-on-three basketball has given FIBA "fresh hope that it can get the sport into" the '20 Tokyo Games, according to Julian Linden of the AFP. FIBA's previous attempts to win Olympic status for the abbreviated format have failed, but the governing body is ...

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LA 2024 Bid Gets $250M Guarantee From State

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed legislation that provides LA 2024's bid for the Olympics with a state-funded $250M guarantee "against cost overruns," according to Scott Reid of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. The legislation was "viewed as critical in the eyes" of the IOC if LA's bid ...

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L.A. Council Questions Revised '24 Olympic Plans

L.A. City Council members yesterday questioned LA 2024’s " recent decision to move two proposed venues " for the '24 Games, according to Scott Reid of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. The council had been expected to "approve documents LA 2024 has to submit" to the IOC next week, but testimony on t ...

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NHL Could Skip '18 Games, Return For Beijing

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly has suggested the NHL "could skip" the '18 PyeongChang Games and still return for the '22 Beijing Games, as China has been "portrayed as a potential new hotbed for growing hockey," according to Mark Zwolinski of the TORONTO STAR. Daly said, "It’s possible ...

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USOC Gets Nearly $300M If L.A. Lands '24 Games

A  joint marketing agreement with LA 2024 guarantees the USOC at least $294.75M from "domestic marketing and sponsorship revenues" should L.A. be awarded the Olympics, according to Scott Reid of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. Under terms of the agreement, the local organizing committee will ...

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USOC, LA 2024 Reach Marketing Agreement

The USOC and LA 2024 on Friday “reached an agreement on the management of an Olympic marketing program and how to divide the billions of dollars it would generate” should L.A. be awarded the ‘24 Games, according to Scott Reid of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. The joint marketing progr ...

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Revised LA 2024 Bid New Venues Added

Should L.A. be awarded the '24 Games, Anaheim's Honda Center "would host the volleyball competition and Long Beach would be home to six sports as part of a revised plan that extends the footprint " for the Olympics that originally was centralized in L.A., according to a front-page piece by Sco ...

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USOC Shows Diversity Hiring Stats

The USOC published employee diversity stats for itself and every subsidiary sports NGB on Thursday for the first time, listing exactly how many racial minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans are employed in each organization. The initial tranche of data covers '13-15, and it wi ...

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