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Longtime NCAA D-I Governance Head David Berst To Retire After 43 Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 26 / 15

NCAA VP/D-I Governance DAVID BERST  "will retire this summer" after a 43-year NCAA career and "will be replaced by KEVIN LENNON ," according to the AP. Berst, who has served in his current role for the past 17 years, presided over "some of the biggest scandals in NCAA history," including SMU ...

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Boston May Have Public Vote On Olympics

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh yesterday "threw the city’s 2024 Olympic bid into turmoil," saying that he "wouldn’t oppose voters trying to secure a public referendum on the project, a move that could complicate or even endanger the city’s chances," according to Kamp & Futterman of ...

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'24 Games Events Could Be Held Outside Of Mass.

Boston’s plans for the '24 Games "probably will include staging some events outside Massachusetts, an approach that could mean early-round Olympic baseball at Yankee Stadium, basketball at Madison Square Garden, tennis on the courts where the U.S. Open is played, and sailing off Newport, R.I., ...

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Beijing Now Leader For '22 Winter Games

Confidence is rising that a vote this summer “will place Beijing as the first city ever to host both the summer and winter editions” of the Olympics, according to Calum MacLeod of USA TODAY. The success of the ’08 Summer Games “combined with China's economic and organizationa ...

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Mass. Residents Support Boston Olympics

More than 55% of Massachusetts residents surveyed this week "support hosting the Olympics," compared with nearly 40% "who oppose it," according to a Sage Consulting poll cited by Shirley Leung of the BOSTON GLOBE. Only 5% of those surveyed "were undecided." Leung: "Maybe that's why Mayor Marty Walsh ...

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USA Basketball Committed to New Phoenix HQ

USA Basketball Chair Jerry Colangelo "remains committed" to relocating the organization "to metro Phoenix" despite Arizona State Univ. ending negotiations with the developer of a planned $436M project for new USA Basketball HQ , according to Jeff Metcalfe of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. ASU ...

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Boston '24 Bid Bolsters Opposition Group

Critics of Boston's bid for the '24 Games said that they have "experienced an outpouring of support for opposing the games" since the USOC selected the city last week, according to Chris Cassidy of the BOSTON HERALD. Opposition group No Boston Olympics co-Chair Chris Dempsey said, "We had over 1,0 ...

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Boston Could Be Attractive Bid To IOC

Boston last week was chosen as the USOC's bid city for the '24 Games , and there is "reason to believe" it will be "attractive to IOC members who want a cheaper and more compact event," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. One USOC BOD member "observed that Boston, with its 'walkable' ...

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Boston Chosen As U.S. Bid City For '24 Games

The USOC on Thursday chose Boston to be its entry in the bidding for the '24 Games in what USOC Chair Larry Probst said “was probably the most challenging, the most difficult, the most agonizing decision we have ever made as a board.” Leaders of the Boston 2024 bid, along with top m ...

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Pundits Praise USOC's Pick Of Boston

The Boston Olympic Committee in the coming months must "fill in the details of bare-bones Olympic venue and transportation plans, galvanize public support, and convince a chorus of skeptics that Boston can effectively pull off the world’s most prestigious international sports festival" af ...

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L.A., DC, S.F. Miss Out On '24 Bid

In a decision that "stunned many Olympic historians and longtime observers," the USOC on Thursday selected Boston as its bid city for the '24 Games , meaning L.A.'s quest to host the event for a third time "was once again denied," according to Scott Reid of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. The USOC ...

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