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Beijing Outlasts Strong Almaty Presentation, Wins Hosting Rights For '22 Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

Beijing on Friday was named the host of the '22 Games, setting up the Chinese capital to "become the first city in history to stage both the Summer and Winter Games," according to Sam Borden of the N.Y. TIMES. Members of the IOC "voted in favor of Beijing over its lone competitor, Almaty, Kazakhstan...

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Boston '24 Faces Questions After Tax-Money Revelation

Revelations that Boston '24 "planned to tap taxpayer cash to pay for land and cover infrastructure costs to host the Olympics has caught even some of the state’s highest-ranking officials off-guard and is fueling warnings by bid critics, who called the developments 'devastating' to the committ ...

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Boston '24 Replaces Fish With Pagliuca

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USOC Member Says Boston Bid Not Certain

USOC BOD member Angela Ruggiero last night  told the Boston City Council that there is "'no guarantee' the USOC will stick with its choice this fall when the time comes to send a formal bid" to the IOC for the '24 Games, according to Ryan & Arsenault of the BOSTON GLOBE. Ruggiero said, ...

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USOC Revenue Up For '14 Compared To '10

The USOC reported $270M in revenue in '14, a 7.6% increase over '10, the previous Winter Games year. A $29M gain in rights and licensing fees drove the gains, according to an IRS form published Friday. However, expenses grew at twice the rate revenue did, up 15.6% to $222M compared to four years ear ...

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Adam Scott Indifferent On Golf In Olympics

Australian golfer Adam Scott is "barely interested in competing at next year's Rio Summer Games," according to Andrew Both of REUTERS. Scott: "I'm not definitely ruling it out but certainly I'm not planning my schedule around playing the Olympics. ... I’m planning my schedule around playi ...

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Mass. Gov. Growing Impatient With Boston '24

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Boston 2024 Proposes Leadership Shake-Up

Organizers of Boston 2024 are "proposing to reshuffle its leadership" and name Celtics co-Owner & Managing Partner Steve Pagliuca Chair "after a rocky start that threatened to derail the region’s bid" for the '24 Games, according to sources cited by Leung & Arsenault of the BOSTON GLOB ...

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USOC Denies Asking L.A. To Be Boston Bid Backup

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South Boston A Tough Sell For '24 Games?

As Boston '24 organizers seek to persuade local residents to back the Games ahead of a November '16 referendum, they "may have no tougher sell than in South Boston, the politically potent neighborhood that has a long history of fighting changes imposed by outsiders," according to Michael Levenson of ...

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Poll Shows Generational Divide Over Boston Bid

Massachusetts voters "are narrowly split on a Boston-area bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, though a majority across the state and within Boston would back a bid that prohibits public spending on sports venues and the running of the Games," according to a Sage Systems poll cited by Mark Arsenault of ...

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