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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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Barcelona Eyes '22 Winter Games Bid

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06/10/13
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Just four years after the IOC squashed the USOC's plans for an Olympic network, IOC presidential candidate Thomas Bach is resurrecting the idea and advocating the creation of a global Olympic channel. Bach, who spoke with press Friday, included the Olympic channel in his campaign platform. He believ ...

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06/10/13
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The Munich City Council "has set a date for a public referendum about a possible bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics." The referendum "will take place on Nov. 10," and if successful Munich will bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games ( SID, 6/5 ). ... Oslo, Norway "is moving ah ...

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06/06/13
UK Sport Chair Sets Bar High For 2016

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06/06/13
Olympics Notes

Charter airline Air Partner has launched a new weekly cargo service from Frankfurt to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Air Partner will operate a cargo service every Monday morning between Nov. 18 and Feb. 7 directly to Sochi. Sochi’s remote geographical location means that it is not pa ...

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06/05/13
S. African President Eyes Olympic Bid

South African President Jacob Zuma said Tuesday his country would be "very happy" if it became the first African nation to host the Olympics, as venues look ahead to '24, according to the AFP. Zuma said, "If we are given an opportunity in the near future, we'll certainly welcome that. I think ...

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06/05/13
Olympic Notes

The IOC asked the Indian Olympic Association to coordinate and "submit all amendment proposals to the world body" by no later than June 12 so the process of lifting the ban on India "could be started at the earliest" ( PTI, 6/4 ). ... Lanes specially reserved for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games "wi ...

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06/04/13
Istanbul 2020: Turkish People Behind Bid

Promoters of Istanbul's 2020 Olympics bid "remain confident the Turkish people are united behind their campaign despite fierce anti-government protests around the country in recent days," according to the AP. The demonstrations "grew out of anger over a violent police crackdown of a peaceful environ ...

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