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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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12/07/94
ACOG UNVEILS OLYMPIC VILLAGE PLANS

On Tuesday, ACOG unveiled details of the Olympic Village and Int''l Festival Area, a 250-acre complex calling it "a cross between summer camp and Disneyland without the rides." When the Games begin, a

Tags: Olympics

12/07/94
CANADIANS FLOAT THEIR IOC REP AS SAMARANCH SUCCESSOR

With the announcement from IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch that he will not seek re-election in ''97, there is speculation in Montreal that IOC VP Dick Pound will be "one of the likelier" candida

Tags: IOC, Olympics

12/02/94
NATIONSBANK ADDS TO THEIR OLYMPIC PORTFOLIO

NationsBank announced that it will be the title sponsor for two men''s marathon races leading up to the ''96 Games -- the ''95 USA NationsBank Men''s Marathon National Championship on January 7, 1995,

Tags: Bank of America, Olympics

11/29/94
CATCH ALL THE OLYMPIC EVENTS ON THE BIG SCREEN

Scientific-Atlanta, a Georgia cable TV equipment company, will announce that it will become an Olympic sponsor. Scientific-Atlanta''s digital video distribution system will "allow 60 channels of live

Tags: Marriott, Olympics

11/29/94
USOC SECURES NEW SPONSOR -- SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS

Sensormatic Electronics Corp. announced an agreement with the USOC to become a sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team for the ''96 Games. Sensormatic will install security systems in the USOC''s three Olymp

Tags: Olympics, USOC

11/28/94
CHECKING IN ON NBC'S PRE-'96 AD SALES

IBM is "closing in on a deal" to buy ad time on NBC''s coverage of the ''96 Games, and Olympic sales at NBC''s O&Os "are going strong as well. However, AT&T missed an opportunity to fend off attack ad

Tags: ATT, IBM, NBC, Olympics

11/23/94
WILL TRAVELERS LEAVE ATLANTA WITH GEORGIA ON THEIR MIND?

The GA state government will "target elite business travelers" with a $1.3M ad campaign that uses the ''96 Olympics as a lure for economic development and tourism. The ads will offer "yet another Olym

Tags: Olympics, Time Warner

11/22/94
ATLANTA SEEKS $10 MILLION FROM ACOG TO COVER BILLS

The city of Atlanta wants Olympic organizers to "establish a $10 million umbrella account to repay the city for its costs associated with the ''96 Games." ACOG needs to approve the funds that would co

Tags: Olympics

11/22/94
HONDA CLOSE TO DEAL FOR AD TIME ON NBC '96 TELECAST

Last week, Honda/Acura was closing in on a deal with NBC to buy ad time during the ''96 Summer Games. So far, ad agency sources say, NBC has written between $350M and $400M worth of Olympic business (

Tags: NBC, Olympics

11/21/94
IZZY TO JOIN UNDERDOG, SNOOPY, ET AL. HIGH ABOVE 5TH AVENUE

Jackie Joyner-Kersee will join the 260-member Atlanta Olympic Band and the giant six-and-a-half-story IZZY balloon in this year''s Macy''s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City (ACOG)....The U.S. P

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