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Mark Cohon Will Not Seek Third Term As CFL Commissioner

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 20 / 14

CFL Commissioner  Mark Cohon  said that he "will not seek a third term" after his contract expires next spring. League Chair Jim Lawson said that the CFL BOG "will discuss the next steps toward finding a replacement for Cohon soon." Cohon has spent eight years in the position, ...

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07/25/95
OLYMPIC ROUND-UP

The PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER MAGAZINE profiled the financial make-up of "Selling the Olympics." Karen Heller writes: "ACOG, ACOP, USOC, IOC. Sometimes, it seems as if everyone in Atlanta is conjugating i

Tags: IOC, Olympics, USOC

07/24/95
USOC CANCELS '97 OLYMPIC FESTIVAL, WILL THERE BE ANOTHER?

The USOC''s Exec Committee canceled plans for a ''97 U.S. Olympic Festival Saturday "and left doubts as to whether there would ever be another one," writes Tom Kensler in the DENVER POST. Kensler repo

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Denver Nuggets, NHL, Olympics, Time Warner, USOC

07/24/95
ATLANTA, ONE YEAR OUT: NBC KICKS OFF OLYMPIC COVERAGE

Bob Costas hosted NBC''s first look at the route of the Olympic torch through America before the ''96 Games ("Atlanta 1996," NBC, 7/23)....CNN''s Brent Webber reported on the U.S. hosting two Olympiad

Tags: ESPN, NBC, Olympics, Time Warner, Walt Disney

07/20/95
CAN-AM COOPERATION -- DETROIT, WINDSOR LOOK INTO OLYMPICS

Officials in Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, are looking into the possibility of co-hosting the 2008 Olympics. Officials would have to bid before the USOC before an IOC bid could be presented in ''97 (O

Tags: IOC, Olympics, USOC

07/19/95
TV ROUND-UP: "TODAY" GIVES ATLANTA A ONE-YEAR LOOKOVER

With 366 days remaining before next year''s Opening Ceremonies, Bryant Gumbel hosted "Today" from Atlanta this morning, setting up just outside of the evolving Olympic Stadium. Gumbel hosted a variety

Tags: ESPN, NBC, Olympics, Walt Disney

07/19/95
OLYMPIC SPONSORS GEAR UP FOR GAMES

USA TODAY''s Bruce Horovitz profiles the state of Olympic sponsorships one year out from the start of the Games. By the time the ''96 Games actually start, the 45 Olympic sponsors will have paid a rec

Tags: Olympics

07/19/95
TCI GIVES NEEDED CASH "INFUSION" TO OLYMPIC FESTIVAL

U.S. Olympic Festival officials "breathed a sign of relief" yesterday after TCI contributed $150,000 to the event. That, along with the hope that tickets sales "are picking up steam," gave officials o

Tags: Olympics

07/19/95
ATLANTA FINANCING IS STILL A TOUCHY SUBJECT

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Tags: IOC, Olympics

07/19/95
OLYMPIC MARKETING ROUND-UP

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Tags: Foot Locker/Venator Group, IOC, McDonalds, Olympics, Reebok, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, USOC

07/19/95
CHAMPION SEES MANY BENEFITS TO OLYMPIC SPONSORSHIP

Sara Lee''s Champion brand is one of the largest corporate Olympic sponsors and the largest merchandise licensee of the ''96 Games, and at this week''s NSGA annual trade show, Champion will debut thei

Tags: Coca-Cola, IOC, McDonalds, Olympics, Sara Lee, USOC

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