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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 29 / 14

Under the header, "The Science Of The NFL's 'Black Monday,'" the WALL STREET JOURNAL's Kevin Clark writes the NFL's Career Development Advisory Panel is "trying to change the way owners hear about candidates." The league is "trying to save teams from their next hiring fiasco" ( WALL STREET JOURNAL...

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11/20/14
IOC's Bach: Reform Will Make Bid Process Friendlier

In its "bid to make hosting the Olympics more enticing, and to avoid potentially difficult choices -- off to Kazakhstan or back to Beijing in 2022? -- the IOC basically has become a salesman in an expensive suit asking, 'How can we help you walk away with an Olympics today?'" according to Juliet Mac ...

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11/18/14
IOC Releases Reform Agenda

The IOC is "ready to allow some Summer Olympic sports events to be held outside the host country," according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. The new option is "among 40 recommendations" released today as part of IOC President Thomas Bach's "reform agenda." Under the proposals, the IOC would allow "the ...

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11/04/14
Beijing Seen As Front-Runner For '22 Games

Beijing "looks like the strongest bidder left to host an Olympics that few other cities seem to want," as a combination of "political will and strong public support" has made the Chinese capital the front-runner for the '22 Games, according to Justin Bergman of the AP. Beijing "doesn't have a long w ...

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11/03/14
Giants' Baer Leading Bay Area's '24 Bid

MLB Giants President & CEO Larry Baer is "leading the Bay Area effort to snag" the '24 Olympics, according to Matier & Ross of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Baer said, "It would be a very powerful thing for the community." Matier & Ross noted two past Bay Area bids "have fallen short, and city ins ...

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10/22/14
USOC May Help Colleges Fund Olympic Sports

With major college athletics departments "under increasing financial pressure that seems likely to threaten many Olympic sport programs," USOC CEO Scott Blackmun yesterday "outlined several ways his organization may become involved with helping support those sports within the NCAA structure," accord ...

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10/20/14
Boston Bid Hinges On Proximity Of Venues

Massachusetts Competitive Partnership President & CEO Dan O'Connell, who heads Boston 2024, on Friday said that Boston’s hopes to land the '24 Games "will hinge upon creating a 'compact' games, where venues would be either within walking distance of each other or accessible by mass transit ...

Tags: Olympics, USOC

10/14/14
Boston Mayor Changes Tune On Olympics Bid

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, who "was initially noncommittal about the prospect of a Boston Olympics," has now said that he "believes it could help the city plan for its future and has begun to publicly champion the cause," according to Mark Arsenault of the BOSTON GLOBE. Walsh: "I'm cautiously enthus ...

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10/09/14
Boston Bid To Use Computer Model To Make Case

Organizers of Boston's bid to host the '24 Summer Games are trying to "win over skeptics" by "developing a high-tech tool to forecast the effects of potential sports venues and proposed transportation improvements, years before they are built," according to Mark Arsenault of the BOSTON GLOBE. Persua ...

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10/03/14
Could Oslo's Move Be Impetus For IOC Change?

Oslo pulling its bid for the '22 Games is something that "should not come as a shock" to the IOC but instead should "be a cattle prod to broad and meaningful change," according to Christopher Clarey of the N.Y. TIMES. Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, are the two remaining candidates to host the '22 ...

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10/02/14
IOC Won't Reopen Bid Process For '22 Games

IOC President Thomas Bach today said that the governing body will "not reopen the bidding process" for the '22 Winter Games after Oslo, Norway, withdrew yesterday and "left just two cities in the race," according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. Bach said the IOC is "sticking to its commitments." He a ...

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