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Rio Games Sees Budget Increase By 25% In Wake Of Project Delays, New Transit Plans

04 / 17 / 14

Brazilian authorities "unveiled an infrastructure budget" of US$10.76B for the '16 Rio Games, which is 25% "more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time," according to Pedro Fonseca of REUTERS. The budget "covers 27 projects in urban development and public...

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07/11/95
ARE YOU READY? CONSUMERS SHOW AWARENESS OF OLYMPIC SPONSORS

A phone survey of 250 people conducted in April by Greenwich, CT-based NFO Research revealed that two-thirds of respondents think it is important for a corporation to be an Olympic sponsor, according

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07/10/95
PLAYING WITH PAYNE, ACOG'S BILLY PAYNE PROFILED IN NEWSWEEK

ACOG CEO Billy Payne is "a rare combination of vision, bulldog-hard work and old-fashioned Southern charm. It''s easy to see how the [IOC] was seduced by him," states Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell in a

Tags: IOC, NCAA, Olympics, USOC

06/30/95
WITH NEW POSITION, SCHULTZ HAS MANY RESPONSIBILITIES

Michael Knisley details the challenges facing newly elected USOC Exec Dir Dick Schultz in the current SPORTING NEWS. Knisley writes, "[The USOC] at least found someone with experience at navigating th

Tags: NCAA, Olympics, USOC, Vulcan Ventures

06/29/95
KODAK INCREASES OLYMPIC ROLE WITH TV SERIES

Eastman Kodak will sponsor a syndicated series of 26 half- hour shows beginning in September called "Kodak Presents the Road to U.S. Olympic Gold." The move increases Kodak''s presence around the ''96

Tags: ATT, Coca-Cola, Eastman Kodak, IBM, Olympics, Time Warner, Visa

06/29/95
NIKE SNATCHES UP ITS SECOND DOWNTOWN PROPERTY IN ATLANTA

Nike has leased "high visibility" property across the street from the Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta, according to this morning''s ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. The property is located roughly a

Tags: Nike, Olympics, USOC, Washington Nationals

06/28/95
NISSAN DRIVING IN DIRECTION OF OLYMPIC SPONSORSHIP

Nissan Motor Co. is in negotiations with Atlanta Olympic officials to become the official "Foreign Light Truck" of the ''96 Games. Nissan Spokesperson Kathy Faith would not confirm an agreement, but a

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06/26/95
SCHULTZ NAMED HEAD OF U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

Former NCAA Exec Dir Dick Schultz was the unanimous choice of the USOC to become the USOC''s new Exec Dir. Schultz has been a sports consultant since resigning as the head of the NCAA in ''93, and had

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06/19/95
IOC PRESIDENT SAMARANCH WINS BATTLE TO EXTEND AGE LIMITS

In a "dramatic reversal," the IOC voted to extend the age limit for members from 75 to 80, "reviving" IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch''s campaign to remain in power into the next century, accordi

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06/19/95
IOC PRESIDENT SAMARANCH WINS BATTLE TO EXTEND AGE LIMITS

In a "dramatic reversal," the IOC voted to extend the age limit for members from 75 to 80, "reviving" IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch''s campaign to remain in power into the next century, accordi

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06/19/95
SALT LAKE 2002: ATTENTION TURNS TO FINANCING, TV DEALS

"A lot has to happen financially ... to pull off the nearly $800 million 2002 Winter Games," writes John Keahey in Sunday''s SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. UT taxpayers have already invested $59M for venues. But

Tags: ABC, CBS, IOC, McDonalds, NBC, Olympics, USOC, Viacom, Walt Disney

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