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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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Mutko Calls UKAD Chair 'Unsportsmanlike'

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French Start-Ups Supporting Paris 2024

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Rio Table Tennis Reached 552 Million

A "stunning" 552 million TV viewers "watched table tennis at the 2016 Rio Olympics when China dominated the event," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Figures released by the Int'l Table Tennis Federation "showed the two top markets were China and Japan, the two countries ...

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Olympic Notes

Brazil saw a " record number " of int'l tourists in '16 , "boosted by the first Olympic Games held in South America," official data showed on Wednesday. A total of 6.6 million int'l travelers visited Brazil last year, the tourism ministry said, 4.8% higher than the year before. They "injected" $6 ...

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Aggreko Wins 2018 Olympic Contract

Power supply company Aggreko has "won a contract to provide power for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea," according to Rhiannon Bury of the London TELEGRAPH. The Scotland-based company, which supplies generators for events and large energy users, "will provide temporary power for 18 competitio ...

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The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee agreed to a four-year partnership with Puma which will "guide" the local organization through the 2020 Tokyo Games. The TTOC's multiple Olympic cycle partnership with adidas came to an end on Dec. 31 ( TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO NEWSDAY, 1/4 ). The results ...

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Eurosport Unveils Olympics Logo

New Year’s Day did not only mark the beginning of '17 for Eurosport but also the official start of its Olympic journey. The pan-European sports network, a division of U.S. company Discovery Communications, celebrated the moment by unveiling a ...

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The IOC  rejected a call by the Kuwaiti government to "temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while the Gulf State amends a controversial law." World sports bodies led by the IOC and FIFA suspended Kuwait in Oct. '15 for the second time since '10 "over alleged government meddling in sports ...

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Jeongseon To Host Ski, Snowboard Events

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) and the Int'l Paralympic Committee announced that alpine skiing and snowboard events will share a venue, with both taking place at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre in March '18. By holding both competitions in t ...

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Governments Do Not Want Olympics Costs

Prefectural and municipal governments that will host events for the 2020 Olympics "jointly warned the organizing committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on Monday not to shift policy and force them to shoulder some of the costs of constructing facilities," according to KYODO. Leaders of 10 gov ...

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