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Panini has signed NFL Draft prospect and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota  to an autograph trading-card deal. Under the agreement, Mariota will appear on Panini packaging including its first collegiate licensed trading cards, "Contenders ...

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USOC Narrows Possible '24 Bid To Four Cities

A U.S. bid for the '24 Summer Games "would come from" Boston, L.A., S.F. or DC if the USOC "decides to put a city in the running," according to Eddie Pells of the AP. A process that "began 16 months ago when the USOC sent letters to leaders in 35 cities is now at four finalists after Dallas and San ...

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USOC Meets To Discuss Potential '24 Bid Cities

The USOC yesterday narrowed the list of potential bid cities interested in hosting the '24 Games, though USOC Chair Larry Probst declined to say how many cities were cut or what cities remain under consideration for a bid. He said several weeks ago that the plan was to cut the number of remaining ca ...

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USOC Agency To Address Sexual Abuse

The USOC BOD yesterday “approved the creation of an independent agency aimed at addressing sexual abuse in sport,” according to Kelly Whiteside of USA TODAY. The group will “investigate and adjudicate allegations of sexual abuse in the sports that are managed by USOC national gover ...

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San Diego Out As Potential '24 Games Host

The USOC is "scheduled to trim its list of potential host candidates" for the '24 Summer Games to two or three at its BOD meeting next Tuesday, and San Diego "is not expected to be on it," according to sources cited in a front-page piece by Mark Zeigler of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. L.A. and Bosto ...

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IOC Faces Crisis In Finding Host Cities

The IOC has a "crisis on its hands: Finding cities willing to host the games," according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. The "troubled race" for the '22 Winter Games "is a case in point." High costs and internal political opposition "prevented several potential contenders" from bidding. Two candid ...

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’14 IAS: Probst Wants Change In Host Selection

USOC Chair Larry Probst on Thursday said he would like to see the IOC change the way it selects Olympic host cities in the future. Speaking during a one-on-one interview at the '14 Intersport Activation Summit in S.F., Probst said he would like to see the 15-member IOC Exec Board select future Olymp ...

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Philadelphia Not Bidding For '24 Games

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has decided to withdraw the city "from the bidding process to host” the ‘24 Summer Games, “citing cost as the major factor,” according to Jenny DeHuff of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. Nutter yesterday said, “It is a tremendously costly e ...

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N.Y. Will Not Bid For '24 Summer Games

N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio has "ruled out any possibility" that the city will submit a bid to host the '24 Games, according to Michael Howard Saul of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. N.Y. Deputy Mayor for Housing & Economic Development Alicia Glen said that the de Blasio administration "decided not to pu ...

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Compensation Revealed For USOC's Scott Blackmun

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun last year was paid $749,000 in a bonus and incentives, which he earned over the previous four years by returning stability to the organization and improving its bottom line. The bonus payout was part of Blackmun’s initial deal when he was hired by the USOC in '10. He re ...

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Grievance Filed Against U.S. Speedskating

A grievance was filed last week against U.S. Speedskating, with a "laundry-list of allegations, including that federation's training program was a failure and responsible for disappointing results" at the Sochi Games, according to Jared Hopkins of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The grievance -- filed by a gro ...

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