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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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05/07/13
Olympic Notes

IOC President Jacques Rogge has praised the emblem of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics for its expression of Korean cultural and Asian heritage. The emblem is designed using the Korean alphabet. The two shapes stem from the first consonants of each syllable of the word "PyeongChang." PyeongChang ...

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05/03/13
Georgia Confirms No Olympic Boycott

The sovereign state of Georgia "will not boycott" the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics after the country’s NOC "voted unanimously Thursday in favor of taking part," according to RIA NOVOSTI. The question of a boycott "has repeatedly arisen in Georgia" as a result of the '08 war with host nation Russ ...

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05/02/13
Sochi Ready For Next Year's Olympics

With the end of U18 hockey world championships, Sochi 2014 organizer Dmitry Chernyshenko "has declared that the dress rehearsal for the Olympics was a success." Test events held in the framework of the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games "ended with the final game" of the U18 Int'l Ice Hockey W ...

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05/02/13
Cadenas Eyes Spanish Handball Club Post

Spanish handball club Reale Ademar coach Manolo Cadenas said that "he would like to coach the Spanish national team for the next Olympic cycle," according to the EFE. Cadenas expects to make the position official in a meeting with new Royal Spanish Handball Federation President Francisco Bláz ...

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05/02/13
Olympic Notes

The Japanese and French athletics federations signed a partnership agreement Wednesday to cooperate in boosting their competitive levels as they head toward the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Under the indefinite agreement, the two sides will exchange information on athlete development, organize even ...

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05/01/13
Tokyo Governor Apologizes For Remarks

Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose, who heads the city's bid for the 2020 Olympics, "apologized on Tuesday for 'inappropriate' comments he made about rival candidate Istanbul and Islamic countries," according to Antoni Slodkowski of REUTERS. The remarks, made in a recent N.Y. Times interview , prompted the ...

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04/29/13
Former Olympic Official 'Poisoned'

A former Olympic official who fled Russia after President Vladimir Putin criticized him for delays and cost overruns before the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi "claims he has been poisoned," according to Miriam Elder of the London GUARDIAN. Former Russian Olympic Committee Deputy Head Akhmed Bilalov, fir ...

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04/29/13
Russian Mining Company Invests In Sochi

Two Russian tycoons will tap the "prodigious cash flows of the country's largest mining company to help complete their construction projects for next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi," whose budget has spiraled to a record $50B, according to Polina Devitt of REUTERS. Mining company Norilsk Nickel wil ...

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04/29/13
Olympic Notes

Russia's space agency Roscosmos Deputy Head Vitaly Davydov said that "Russian astronauts will take an unlit Olympic torch on a space walk ahead of the country's hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi." Davydov said, "It will not be a copy but exactly the same as the torch at the Olympics" ( B ...

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04/26/13
Coe: BOA Seeks Stable Financial Footing

British Olympic Association Chair Sebastian Coe indicated Thursday that the BOA "will go back to basics under his chairmanship, having cut staffing levels by more than half" and ditched many of the areas of the organization from the previous regime, according to Owen Gibson of the Lon ...

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