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Steve Penny Steps Down As USA Gymnastics President; Could Total Overhaul Be Coming?

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 17 / 17

USA Gymnastics President & CEO Steve Penny resigned on Thursday, one week after the USOC pressured the NGB to act amid growing criticism of Penny’s response to a sex abuse scandal. USAG Chair Paul Parilla said, “We have accepted Steve’s resignation and want to thank him for his...

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Study Shows '24 Games Would Give L.A. $11.2B Boost

A study commissioned by LA 2024 states that the ‘24 Summer Games “would generate" as much as $11.2B in economic output in the city, according to Scott Reid of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. The economic analysis by Beacon Economics and the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic ...

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Nick Symmonds To Retire From Track & Field

U.S. runner Nick Symmonds “announced that he would retire from the track” after the ‘17 outdoor season, leaving as “perhaps the most outspoken, polarizing and essential American track and field athlete of the past decade,” according to Jere Longman of the N.Y. TIMES. As ...

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L.A. Using Rose Parade Float To Promote Games Bid

The city of L.A.'s official float in the upcoming Rose Parade, called "Follow the Sun," will celebrate Southern California’s "sunny, beach-friendly weather as a reason to host" the '24 Games, according to Elizabeth Chou of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. The city’s tourism bureau is "partnerin ...

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USOC Takes Transparent Approach To Diversity

The USOC this fall for the first time " released diversity and inclusion reports for almost all of its national governing bodies," part of a strategy to "understand where they stand and where they need to improve," according to Rachel Axon of USA TODAY. The report cards "assess the NGBs’ ...

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L.A. Hosting '28 Games Could Bring Challenges

If the IOC awards L.A. the '28 Games instead of the '24 Games that the city has been seeking, it would raise vexing questions never contemplated before this week, Olympics insiders and business veterans said. IOC President Thomas Bach last week said he is contemplating major changes to bidding rules ...

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Trump To Support L.A. 2024 Bid

USOC Chair Larry Probst yesterday said that the committee was "looking forward to working with the administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who recently called" IOC President Thomas Bach to "express support" for L.A.'s bid for the '24 Games. Probst said of Trump, "He's very excited ...

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Sports Anaheim Inks Deal With USA Volleyball

Orange County’s Olympic movement "rose further" yesterday with a $1.3M deal between Sports Anaheim and USA Volleyball that will "keep the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams based in the city" through the '20 Tokyo Games, according to Scott Reid of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ...

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LA 2024 Faces Scrutiny On Changing Venues

Plans from LA 2024 to "shift the Olympics Opening or Closing ceremonies from the Coliseum to a new stadium in Inglewood would face intense scrutiny" from the L.A. City Council, according to sources cited by Scott Reid of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. While LA 2024 has listed the L.A. Memorial Col ...

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NHL CBA Talks Still Hinge On Int'l Participation

International participation continues to be a sticking point in NHL CBA talks, and the Winter Games in '18 and '22, along with World Cups in '20 and '24 are "what we're talking about," according to Elliotte Friedman of SportsNet. Also "on the table" are two Ryder Cup-type events, either Canada "vers ...

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IOC Selecting '24, '28 Games Hosts Next Year?

IOC President Thomas Bach on Thursday "opened the door -- ever so slightly -- for the IOC selecting" both the '24 and '28 host cities next year, according to Scott Reid of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. The IOC is "currently only scheduled to select" the '24 host next year. Bach was asked about the IOC ...

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