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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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05/30/13
Olympic Notes

The Olympic federations participating in the 2012 London Olympics will receive $519.6M, a 75.6% rise from the $296M earned at the 2008 Beijing Games. Olympic federations received $256M from the 2004 Athens Games ( EFE, 5/29 ). ... The attempt to further globalize American football "has suffered a ...

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05/29/13
Olympic Host Cities Make Pitch To IOC

Madrid 2020 bid officials "played up the city's ready sports facilities while Istanbul highlighted the strength of the Turkish economy" on Tuesday as the cities prepared for this week's pitch to the IOC, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Madrid, Istanbul and Tokyo will be presenting the ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe, Asia

05/29/13
Wrestling Expects To Make Olympic List

FILA President Nenad Lalovic said that wrestling expects to make an IOC shortlist of candidate sports for the 2020 Olympics as it "battles to restore its Olympic presence," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Lalovic: "We of course expect to be in the shortlist. We don't have guarantees but we ...

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05/29/13
Olympic Notes

Nanjing, China is using the second Asian Youth Games "as an opportunity to gain experience and prepare for the Youth Olympic Games, which it will host next year." The Games will run from Aug. 16-24 and will feature 15 sports and 118 events, with 2,100 athletes ages 13-17 from 45 countries ( W ...

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05/28/13
IOA Issues Roadmap For India's Return

The IOC on Friday "issued the roadmap for India's return to the Olympic fold" under which the IOA will have to amend its constitution before July 15 and elect new office bearers by Sept. 1, according to the PTI. The IOC said in a letter to Sports Minister Jitendra Singh and acting IOA CEO V. K. Malh ...

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05/28/13
S. African Medalist Not On SASCOC List

The South African Sports Confederation & Olympic Committee has "announced a revamped funding programme for athletes," according to David Isaacson of SOWETAN LIVE. However, the Olympic body "cast doubt" on whether Olympic 800m Silver Medalist Caster Semenya would compete at the World Championship ...

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05/24/13
McDonald's Named Caterer For Sochi '14

McDonald's "will get a triumphant welcome in Sochi as the event's official restaurant," according to Lena Smirnova of the MOSCOW TIMES. As one of 15 contracted caterers to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, "the world's largest fast food chain and nine-time official restaurant partner of the games will build ...

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05/24/13
Olympics Notes

Organizers for the 2014 Sochi Olympics said Thursday that 2,500 doping tests "will be conducted at the Winter Games next February, surpassing the total at the Vancouver Games four years ago" ( R-SPORT, 5/23 ). ... The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has directed the concerned officials of Army, ...

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05/23/13
CAS Rejects Murofushi's Appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has "rejected Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi's appeal against the blocking of his election" to the IOC's Athletes Commission, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The court said the main reason for turning down his appeal was that the Japanese Olympic ...

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05/23/13
Olympic Notes

The first of two traction substations "that will power Olympic train services in Sochi next year has gone live." The new rail route "will transport Olympic visitors from the main Olympic village near Adler to the Alpika Service Mountain Resort through a series of six tunnels and 23 bridges" ( ...

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