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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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Tags: Media, Japan

09/19/13
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09/11/13
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Japan PM Shinzo Abe instructed his ministers to start preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, "pledging to address concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis," according to KYODO. Abe said, "We must make preparation swiftly and steadily." Abe said the government "will fully suppor ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/11/13
Panasonic Wants To Extend Olympics Deal

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

09/10/13
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Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/09/13
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Tags: Olympics, Japan

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09/06/13
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