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Salt Lake City Exploratory Committee Meets To Discuss Bid For 2026, 2030 Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 22 / 17

Members of Salt Lake City's Olympic Exploratory Committee met formally on Monday for the first time since being formed last month "to assess the possibility of bidding on the 2026 or 2030 Winter Games," according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune. Fraser Bullock, the committee's co-chair and th...

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U.S. Networks To Simulcast Liga MX Games

Major sports networks in the U.S. will simulcast five Liga MX games over Tuesday and Wednesday "to support those affected by natural disasters in recent weeks," according to Tom Marshall of ESPN.com. ESPN will join forces with Azteca America, Fox and Univision Deportes to broadcast simultaneous ...

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Mexican Formula 1 Track Undamaged

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ATP, ATP Media Partner With Amazon Prime Video

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Liga MX Matches Postponed After Quake

Mexico's Clasico Nacional and all other Liga MX matches this weekend have been postponed "after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked the capital and surrounding states on Tuesday," according to Tom Marshall of ESPN.com. Liga MX came to the decision on Wednesday, announcing that now is "time to hel ...

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Liga MX Clubs Set Up Collection Points

Mexican football clubs "have rallied to aid the relief effort after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake caused devastation in Mexico City and surrounding states on Tuesday," according to Tom Marshall of ESPN.com. More than 200 people died as buildings collapsed, "with all midweek Copa MX matches postpon ...

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Entertainment Studios Launches Sports.TV

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Earthquake Damages Estadio Azteca

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Premiership Rugby In Philly Draws Poor Crowd

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DowDuPont Adds New IOC Designation

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