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HJ Mai

HJ Mai is a senior staff writer for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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ESPN Prepares To Tell 'Full Story' Of Brazil World Cup, Will Spotlight Mexico, Brazil

04 / 17 / 14

ESPN's World Cup Coverage By The Numbers 2 – host sets at Clube dos Marimbas used by ESPN and ESPN International. 15 – World Cup rosters for English-language TV pundits. 25 – cameras at host set location. 29 – English-language on-air com...

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06/28/13
Q&A With Sochi 2014's Chernyshenko

The sporting world will turn its eyes to a Black Sea resort city with a population of about 400,000 next Feburary to watch the the 22nd Winter Olympics. For about two weeks, the world's best winter sports athletes will compete for glory and gold in Sochi, Russia. Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia

06/27/13
Chernyshenko: Hotels Meet IOC Demand

Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee President & CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko told SBD Global Sochi's hotel situation is meeting all IOC requirements. He said, "It’s worth noting that the IOC has required that 41,467 hotel rooms be available for participants and guests in the Sochi area, and Sochi 2 ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia

06/26/13
Chernyshenko: Security Is Top Priority

The requirement of obtaining a spectator pass in order to enter Olympic events and the Olympic Park at next year's Sochi 2014 Winter Games has raised some concern, but Organizing Committee President & CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko told SBD Global the process is similar to buying an airplane ticket. He ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia

05/31/13
Hotel Prices Concern '14 World Cup LOC

The hotel price situation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has been an issue of concern for the local organizing committee since World Cup LOC CEO Ricardo Trade told SBD Global in early April, "The [hotel] price situation is a challenge, but the government is trying to control this." The govern ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Brazil

05/29/13
FIBA's Mainini Excited For NBA's Silver

Int'l Basketball Federation (FIBA) President Yvan Mainini said that the relationship between the sport's governing body and the NBA will not change after the reign of NBA Commissioner David Stern comes to an end on Feb. 1, and current NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver takes over. Mainini told SBD ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

05/29/13
Q&A With FIBA President Yvan Mainini

The Int'l Basketball Federation (FIBA) has renamed its flagship tournament the FIBA Basketball World Cup (previously World Championship), and is going to overhaul the whole event in the years to come. FIBA will move its World Cup out of the shadow of the FIFA World Cup and make the qualification sys ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

05/29/13
Mercedes Says 'We Did Nothing Wrong'

The big takeaway from F1's marquee event, the Monaco Grand Prix, is not Mercedes' first victory of the season, but the controversy of its allegedly illegal Pirelli tire test following the Spanish Grand Prix. Asked about the issue, Mercedes Exec Dir Toto Wolff told SBD Global, "Lots has been said and ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

05/23/13
CL Title Won't Impact Dortmund Shares

The publicly traded shares of Champions League finalist Borussia Dortmund on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange are unlikely to gain a lasting boost from a potential victory in Saturday’s final. Jan Kremer, Sports Business Group Expert at Deloitte in Germany, told SBD Global, "On-field succe ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

04/25/13
Q&A With ARD Sport Dir Axel Balkausky

German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have always carried the top sporting events such as FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships and Olympic Games on their portfolios of channels. With the emergence of private and pay-TV channels, public broadcasters could lose those top events, as they c ...

Tags: Media, Europe

04/23/13
ARD Won't Bid For More Bundesliga Rights

German public broadcaster ARD Sports Dir Axel Balkausky told SBD Global the channel will not bid on additional Bundesliga rights but "continue with its very well-working program concept." The live rights for football Bundesliga games are in the hands of German pay-TV channel Sky until the end of the ...

Tags: Media, Europe

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