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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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06/27/14
Construction Costs A Concern For Tokyo Games

After a three-day visit by the IOC's Coordination Commission to Tokyo this week -- the first since the city won hosting rights for the ‘20 Summer Games last September -- IOC VP John Coates has “urged Tokyo to ensure plans” for the event “avoid wasteful construction and welcom ...

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06/19/14
Rio Still Way Behind For '16 Games

World Cup fever "has gripped" Rio de Janeiro since the start of the event last week, but "not everything here is going well" regarding preperations for the '16 Games, according to NBC's Bill Neely. Work "has stalled" on various fronts, and strikes at the main site "mean construction i ...

Tags: Olympics

06/18/14
Olympic Museum Nears Deal With USOC

U.S. Olympic Museum BOD President Richard Celeste said that his organization is "near an agreement" with the USOC that would "give the museum Olympic support -- opening the door for venue backers to raise funds on the strength of that relationship," according to Rich Laden of the Colorado Springs GA ...

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06/16/14
USOC Narrows Possible '24 Bid To Four Cities

A U.S. bid for the '24 Summer Games "would come from" Boston, L.A., S.F. or DC if the USOC "decides to put a city in the running," according to Eddie Pells of the AP. A process that "began 16 months ago when the USOC sent letters to leaders in 35 cities is now at four finalists after Dallas and San ...

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06/11/14
USOC Meets To Discuss Potential '24 Bid Cities

The USOC yesterday narrowed the list of potential bid cities interested in hosting the '24 Games, though USOC Chair Larry Probst declined to say how many cities were cut or what cities remain under consideration for a bid. He said several weeks ago that the plan was to cut the number of remaining ca ...

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06/11/14
USOC Agency To Address Sexual Abuse

The USOC BOD yesterday “approved the creation of an independent agency aimed at addressing sexual abuse in sport,” according to Kelly Whiteside of USA TODAY. The group will “investigate and adjudicate allegations of sexual abuse in the sports that are managed by USOC national gover ...

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06/05/14
San Diego Out As Potential '24 Games Host

The USOC is "scheduled to trim its list of potential host candidates" for the '24 Summer Games to two or three at its BOD meeting next Tuesday, and San Diego "is not expected to be on it," according to sources cited in a front-page piece by Mark Zeigler of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. L.A. and Bosto ...

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06/02/14
IOC Faces Crisis In Finding Host Cities

The IOC has a "crisis on its hands: Finding cities willing to host the games," according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. The "troubled race" for the '22 Winter Games "is a case in point." High costs and internal political opposition "prevented several potential contenders" from bidding. Two candid ...

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05/30/14
’14 IAS: Probst Wants Change In Host Selection

USOC Chair Larry Probst on Thursday said he would like to see the IOC change the way it selects Olympic host cities in the future. Speaking during a one-on-one interview at the '14 Intersport Activation Summit in S.F., Probst said he would like to see the 15-member IOC Exec Board select future Olymp ...

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05/29/14
Philadelphia Not Bidding For '24 Games

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has decided to withdraw the city "from the bidding process to host” the ‘24 Summer Games, “citing cost as the major factor,” according to Jenny DeHuff of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. Nutter yesterday said, “It is a tremendously costly e ...

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