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U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps is returning to competition next week in a "move that could lead" to him participating in the '16 Rio Games, according to a front-page piece by Marbella & Klingaman of the Baltimore SUN. Phelps will compete in the Arena Grand Prix, held in Mesa, Ariz., April 24-26, in...
John Hancock Financial Services is not new to Olympic involvement. The company was an IOC contributor for the ''94 Games in Lillehammer, and is serving as the official patron of the IOC museum in Laus
A report in CRAIN''S CHICAGO BUSINESS notes the recent success of the World Cup in Chicago, and the expected success of the Democratic Convention next year, "have Mayor Richard Daley and his advisors
The Resort Sports Network (RSN) and The Atlanta Channel (TAC) have joined to furnish Olympics-related programming to hotels throughout Atlanta and RSN''s Web site. The venture aims to provide "an insi
After meeting with top IOC officials yesterday, ACOG President Billy Payne "reported no progress" on the conflict over the city government''s Olympic marketing effort. Payne promised, however, to addr
IOC Chair Richard Pound has given ACOG President Billy Payne "less than a week to force city officials to back off a plan" to sell signs and vending licenses to rivals of Olympic sponsors, according t
NBC''s bid for the 2000 and 2002 Olympics "looks astronomical," but can "easily be a financial winner," according to Chuck Ross of INSIDE MEDIA. Sources say NBC "could bring in about" $750M for the ''
The city of Atlanta''s plan to market the city for the Olympics "drew sharp criticism" yesterday from a key ACOG sponsor and an "influential" IOC member, according to the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. IOC exe
The "overwhelming majority" of those who participated in random selection for tickets to the Atlanta Games have been awarded tickets, according to ACOG. Nearly 87% can expect to have some tickets conf
MobileCom, the official paging service provider to the ''96 Games, has introduced the MobileCom Olympic Centennial pager -- a red, white and blue "Renegade" model imprinted with the Olympic rings (Mob
AT&T announced yesterday plans for an 8,500-seat amphitheater and a "Global Olympic Village" in the Centennial Olympic Park. The village will be a "football field-length, three level structure with a