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College Bowl Season Set To Begin, Including New Game In Montgomery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 19 / 14

The ’14-15 college bowl season kicks off tomorrow with five games. Financial documents filed this summer by New Orleans Bowl Inc. indicated that last year's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl generated $3.77M in revenue, with 58% of that via ticket sales. Last year's game drew its third straigh...

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USOC Pressing Forward With '24 Bid

The USOC “gave the clearest indication yet that it will make a pitch for the 2024 Summer Games, saying on Friday that next year it hoped to be in the final stages of preparing a bid,” according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun noted the idea of hosting the ‘24 ...

Tags: Olympics, USOC

09/19/14
Could DC Olympic Stadium Be 'Skins New Home?

Washington '24 exploratory committee Chair Russell Ramsey on Thursday said that he is "intrigued by the possibility that an Olympic stadium could be built on the RFK Stadium site, perhaps becoming the future home" of the Redskins, according to Jeff Barker of the Baltimore SUN. Ramsey: "When the owne ...

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09/18/14
Ted Leonsis, DC '24 Organizers Make Pitch

Organizers of the bid to bring the '24 Summer Games to DC have "taken their pitch public in recent weeks, making their case to elected officials, leaning on the advice of a seasoned political adviser and polling area residents for their support," according to O'Connell & DeBonis of the WASHINGTO ...

Tags: Olympics

09/16/14
Boston Could Have Edge In '24 Bid

Boston "has a potential edge" in the USOC's effort to land the '24 Summer Games, as it is "offering itself as a city with compact venues," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. If the IOC, "decides that is what it wants, Boston is seen as a strong candidate." Boston "would probably gain an a ...

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09/04/14
DC Olympics Group Names Board Members

The DC group trying to land the '24 Games today announced the bid's board members, with backgrounds "ranging from politics to business to food," according to Andrew Mollenbeck of WTOP-FM. There are 17 total board members for Washington 2024, including five with sports ties -- WTT Washington Kastles ...

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07/29/14
Boston Mayor Excited About '24 Games Bid

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh returned from a meeting with the USOC last week "sounding more upbeat than ever about the prospects of bringing" the '24 Summer Games to Boston, according to Thomas Grillo of the BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL. Walsh: "I spoke about the 'Boston 2030 plan' for the city’s 400 ...

Tags: Olympics

07/24/14
Casey Wasserman Takes Over L.A.'s Olympics Bid

Wasserman Media Group Chair & CEO Casey Wasserman over the past few weeks has "quietly -- in keeping with his style -- assumed leadership" of L.A.'s '24 Summer Games bid, according to Alan Abrahamson of 3 WIRE SPORTS. The 40-year-old Wasserman’s "arrival onto the public Olympic stage, in t ...

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07/16/14
Boston Mayor Weighing Potential Olympic Bid

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh last week "seemed interested but wary, curious but not fully invested" in the city bidding to host the '24 Summer Games, according to Adrian Walker of the BOSTON GLOBE. Walsh believes that the process of seeking the Games "could benefit the city, but at the same time, h ...

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07/15/14
World Cup Brings Optimism For '16 Rio Games

A "largely smooth" '14 FIFA World Cup has given Brazilian officials and the IOC a "shot of optimism" as they look ahead to the '16 Summer Games, according to Paul Kiernan of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. But most of the sports venues, a new subway line, a rapid-bus line and other facilities for the ...

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07/09/14
John Fish Touts Boston As Olympic Host City

Suffolk Construction Co. CEO and Boston Olympic Committee Chair John Fish, responding to criticism of the Boston area possibly hosting the '24 Olympics, said, "It really is talking about the vision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City ...

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