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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

FIFA today said that it "remains committed" to holding the '18 World Cup in Russia and that a "boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region" ( REUTERS, 7/25 ). The MLBPA "filed a grievance" against the Astros this week, contending the club tried to "manipulate the si...

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10/31/94
FIVE-RING NOTES

Ollan Cassell, exec director of USA Track, welcomed the idea that revenues "accrued from track and field at the ''96 Games be funneled back into the US program." Cassell: "I would think right now the

Tags: Coca-Cola, IOC, Olympics

10/31/94
FOUR CITIES SUBMIT FINAL BIDS FOR '97-'99 FESTIVAL

The USOC has received final bid packets and $25,000 deposits from four finalists bidding to host the ''97 or ''99 U.S. Olympic Festival -- Dallas/Ft. Worth, Phoenix, Richmond, and Seattle. The Festiva

Tags: Olympics, USOC

10/27/94
OLYMPIC SOCCER HEADS FOR NATION'S CAPITAL IN '96

RFK Stadium has been named to be one of five national arenas scheduled to host Olympic soccer matches during the ''96 Olympic Games. Nine games will be played in Washington, which joins Orlando, Miami

Tags: Olympics

10/26/94
ACOP TO SPLIT AUTO SPONSOR SPOTS 4-WAYS; MERCEDES ALMOST IN

Mercedes-Benz is working on a deal that would make the company the official import auto sponsor of the ''96 Olympics, a rights package worth an estimated $8M "in cash and in-kind services." The deal,

Tags: DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, NBC, Olympics

10/25/94
FIVE RING NOTES

"It''s difficult to find anyone who doesn''t want to spoon a little off the Olympic gravy train," but local Atlanta restaurants and caterers are "pledging not to serve up inflated prices" during the G

Tags: Olympics

10/25/94
DISNEY'S SPORTS COMPLEX MAY BE RUSHED FOR OLYMPIC OPENING

Walt Disney World in Orlando "hopes to break ground early next year on a new sports complex that may be able to host world- class athletes training" for the ''96 Games. However the complex is schedule

Tags: Olympics, Walt Disney

10/21/94
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY: AT&T LOOKING FOR 20,000 OLYMPIC ROOMS

Atlanta HOST and Olympic sponsor AT&T are teaming up to for the "AT&T True Hospitality ''96" program to provide bed-and- breakfast for families of up to 10,500 athletes. Atlanta HOST is an organizatio

Tags: ATT, Olympics

10/21/94
ATLANTA OFFICIALS WORK ON RAIL SYSTEM FOR '96 GAMES

LS Transit Systems consultant Stanley Feinsod "expressed optimism" yesterday about a proposed commuter rail system in GA. In a meeting with the Georgia Rail Passenger Authority (GRPA), Feinsod "declin

Tags: Olympics

10/18/94
KODAK TAKES A SPONSORSHIP SHOT AT '98 GAMES IN JAPAN

Eastman Kodak has become the first int''l sponsor of the ''98 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, making them the "Official Imaging Sponsor of the Games." As a sponsor, Kodak will "provide products and ser

Tags: Eastman Kodak, Olympics

10/18/94
NBC FAR AHEAD OF ATLANTA '96 ADVERTISING GOALS

With 21 months to go before the 1996 Olympic Games, NBC has sold virtually all of the official sponsorship positions available on its 17 days of media coverage. Media buyers estimate NBC is way ahead

Tags: NBC, Olympics

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