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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions In Ongoing Reorganization

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15

MLB Productions, baseball's in-house TV and video production division, is being absorbed into MLB Network as part of the league's ongoing business reorganization under new Commissioner Rob Manfred . The move, aimed at creating operational efficiencies, resulted in a job loss of slightly less than h...

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IOC Approves Changes To Bid Process

The IOC today "opened up the possibility of multi-city and countrywide bids after it voted in favor of changes to reduce the cost of hosting the world’s biggest sporting event," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG NEWS. Alterations to the bid process "formed part of a 40-point plan" by ...

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Boston '24 Group Reportedly Eyes Stadium Site

A spokesperson for Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said that it is "too early to discuss" using eminent domain to take the 20-acre New Boston Food Market site on the edge of South Boston to build a 60,000-seat stadium for the '24 Olympic Games, as there are "so many hurdles for Boston to clear to be named ...

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U.S. Bids For '24 Games All Under $5B

Boston, L.A., S.F. and DC "have all submitted spending plans under" $5B for their bids to host the '24 Summer Olympics, according to Eddie Pells of the AP. Keeping the price tag down "is a key goal of any future Olympic bid." The USOC "is less than two months away from deciding which city, if any, i ...

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Details Begin Emerging On DC 2024's Bid Plans

DC officials trying to land the '24 Games have "quietly begun advancing their vision for how and where they would put on the 28 events of the Games, mapping out where new facilities might be needed and which combination of the existing professional sports venues, college arenas, convention centers a ...

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S.F. Begins Effort To Land '24 Games

S.F. is "officially bidding" on the '24 Games, and the pitch from local organizers “will focus on the Bay Area’s distinctions, ingenuity and character,” according to a front-page piece by John Coté of the S.F. CHRONICLE. MLB Giants President & CEO Larry Baer is “le ...

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IOC's Bach: Reform Will Make Bid Process Friendlier

In its "bid to make hosting the Olympics more enticing, and to avoid potentially difficult choices -- off to Kazakhstan or back to Beijing in 2022? -- the IOC basically has become a salesman in an expensive suit asking, 'How can we help you walk away with an Olympics today?'" according to Juliet Mac ...

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IOC Releases Reform Agenda

The IOC is "ready to allow some Summer Olympic sports events to be held outside the host country," according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. The new option is "among 40 recommendations" released today as part of IOC President Thomas Bach's "reform agenda." Under the proposals, the IOC would allow "the ...

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Beijing Seen As Front-Runner For '22 Games

Beijing "looks like the strongest bidder left to host an Olympics that few other cities seem to want," as a combination of "political will and strong public support" has made the Chinese capital the front-runner for the '22 Games, according to Justin Bergman of the AP. Beijing "doesn't have a long w ...

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Giants' Baer Leading Bay Area's '24 Bid

MLB Giants President & CEO Larry Baer is "leading the Bay Area effort to snag" the '24 Olympics, according to Matier & Ross of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Baer said, "It would be a very powerful thing for the community." Matier & Ross noted two past Bay Area bids "have fallen short, and city ins ...

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USOC May Help Colleges Fund Olympic Sports

With major college athletics departments "under increasing financial pressure that seems likely to threaten many Olympic sport programs," USOC CEO Scott Blackmun yesterday "outlined several ways his organization may become involved with helping support those sports within the NCAA structure," accord ...

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