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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

Bulls C Joakim Noah and his youth-focused Noah’s Arc Foundation will hold a press conference this morning at a Chicago community center to provide new tactics to combat gun violence. The Reds HOF & Museum in Cincinnati today will open an exhibit titled “Rosie Reds – 50th An...

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02/20/14
NGB Issues To Blame For Speeskating Shutout?

The U.S. goes into the final two speedskating events of the Sochi Games poised to "go home without a single podium finish at the Olympics for the first time in 30 years," and while "theories abound ... some insiders view the collapse as the result of years of dysfunction at U.S. Speedskating," ...

Tags: Olympics

02/20/14
UA Endorsers Step Up To Defend Company

Under Armour is turning to endorsers like skier Lindsey Vonn and swimmer Michael Phelps to try to "turn the tide of bad PR" caused by the " disastrous performance of the U.S. Olympic speedskating team while wearing its high-tech racing suits in Sochi," according to Michael McCarthy of AD AGE. Vonn ...

Tags: Olympics, Under Armour

02/20/14
Canadian Oly Movement Continues To Grow

Four years after Canada hosted the Vancouver Games, its Olympic committee is in the midst of transforming its business operations. Canadian Olympic Committee CEO Chris Overholt, who joined the organization in '11, has hired a new senior leadership team, doubled the size of its staff from 38 to 100 e ...

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02/20/14
N.Y. Unlikely To Pursue '24 Games Bid

N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio has "no plan to pursue" the Olympics for the city, a position that "virtually assures that New York won't be considered" for the '24 Games, according to Michael Howard Saul of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Scott Schiamberg, who "worked as an architect" on N.Y.'s bid for the ...

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02/20/14
Olympic Names In The News

In London, Broadbent & Elks report that more than half of the Ukraine Olympic team has "gone home in protest after the anti-Government riots in Kiev." Ukraine Olympic Committee President SERGEY BUBKA said that he "respected the decision of those leaving, but said he felt the best way to show s ...

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02/20/14
THE DAILY's Olympic Medal Stand

Each day during the Winter Games, THE DAILY offers our take on the business performances of some of the people, sponsors, broadcasters and other entities around Sochi. ...

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02/20/14
Latest Headlines From SBD/SBJ's Sochi Blog

SportsBusiness Daily/Journal have converted their  On The Ground blog into a comprehensive, daily website devoted to the Sochi Games and the business behind it. The site is free and runs through Monday, Feb. 24, the day after the Closing Ceremony. The site also can be accessed through the On T ...

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02/19/14
NBC Has Best Second Monday Since '02

Meryl Davis and Charlie White's dance to Gold helped NBC draw a 13.8 rating and 23.5 million viewers Monday night, marking the best Winter Games audience for the second Monday since the ’02 Salt Lake City Games. Monday’s audience also marked the third time during the Sochi Games that NB ...

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02/19/14
Sochi Helps NBC's "Today" Beat "GMA"

NBC's "Today" show "clawed its way back to the top of the ratings last week," though it "took all the power of the Winter Olympics" to get it there, according to Bill Carter of the N.Y. TIMES. "Today" topped by an "average of 211,000 viewers a day the now-consistent morning leader" in ABC's "GMA."&n ...

Tags: Olympics, NBC, ABC

02/19/14
NHL Owners Not Keen On Olympic Participation

Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk has joined the list of NHL team execs that are not "convinced the NHL should be shutting down to let players head overseas" and compete in the Olympics, according to Bruce Garrioch of the OTTAWA SUN. Melnyk, who has donated C$500,000 directly to Canadian athletes, said, ...

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