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Rio Games Sees Budget Increase By 25% In Wake Of Project Delays, New Transit Plans

04 / 17 / 14

Brazilian authorities "unveiled an infrastructure budget" of US$10.76B for the '16 Rio Games, which is 25% "more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time," according to Pedro Fonseca of REUTERS. The budget "covers 27 projects in urban development and public...

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02/21/14
Isles GM Upset About Tavares' Olympic Injury

Islanders C John Tavares is "done for the NHL season with a knee injury suffered in the Olympics," and Islanders GM Garth Snow is "not keeping his frustration to himself," according to Arthur Staple of NEWSDAY. Snow said, "Are the IIHF or IOC going to reimburse our season-ticket holders now? It's a ...

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02/21/14
NBC Gets Best Second Wednesday Since '02

NBC finished with a 12.2 rating and 20.2 million viewers for primetime Sochi Games coverage on Wednesday, marking the best Winter Olympic audience for the second Wednesday since the ’02 Salt Lake City Games. Coverage on Tuesday was highlighted by the ladies' figure skating short program and& ...

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02/21/14
P&G, Visa Lauded For Olympic Advertising

The advertising winners of the Sochi Games "managed to both harness the feel-good nature of the Olympics and convey a message about their products," while the losers "failed to make memorable ads or worse, made an unfavorable brand impression to the millions of people watching," according to Mae ...

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02/21/14
Kimmel Admits Hansen Wolf Video Hoax

ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night acknowledged that a viral video posted by U.S. luger Kate Hansen on Wednesday that appears to show a wolf walking down the hallway near her room in the Olympic Village was a hoax concocted by his show. The video included the #SochiProblems hashtag, and ...

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02/21/14
Olympians Hit The Late-Night Talk Show Circuit

With the Sochi Games nearing its end, several of the medal-winning U.S. athletes have returned home and started making the late-night talk show rounds. CBS' "Late Show" continued its week-long Olympic celebration on Thursday, welcoming slopestyle skiers Joss Christensen , Gus Kenworthy and Nick ...

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02/21/14
Olympic Names In The News

NBC's BOB COSTAS said SOCOG organizers did a "good job" with the set-up of the Games. Costas: "These are VLADIMIR PUTIN 's Games, make no mistake about that. But within that, having said all that, the venues have been terrific. Logistically, things have run well. The Athletes Village, people rave ...

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02/21/14
THE DAILY's Olympic Medal Stand

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02/21/14
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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02/20/14
USOC Sold Out Entire Digital Ad Inventory

The USOC sold out of its entire digital advertising inventory for the Sochi Games and delivered record-setting traffic for advertisers. The organization's  official website and new app have combined to deliver more than 16.2 million page views during the first 10 days of the Olympics, nearly a ...

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02/20/14
Hockey QF Is NBC's Top Olympic Stream

NBC Sports Live Extra’s live stream of the U.S.-Czech Republic men’s hockey quarterfinal game yesterday drew 798,337 unique users, marking an Olympic record and ranking second all-time among NBC Sports’ event streams. The all-time record still belongs to the Giants-Patriots Super ...

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