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Hangin' With ... New Balance Football General Manager Richard Wright

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 15

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision...

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IOC Rejects IOA's Election Clause

The IOC warned India Thursday that "it would remain suspended from the movement until it agreed to exclude tainted officials from office," according to the AFP. The IOC has been trying to persuade the Indian Olympic Association "to amend its constitution to prevent officials who face corruption or ...

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PyeongChang Rejects North Korea Bid

Organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics made it clear that "they have no intention of splitting Olympic skiing events with North Korea," according to Jung Min-ho of the KOREA TIMES. North Korea IOC representative Chang Ung suggested that the country’s Masik ski resort, more than 300 ...

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IOC Decision Crucial For Turkish PM

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan "faces a nerve-wracking weekend -- one that could affect the future course of his rule," according to Daniel Dombey of the FINANCIAL TIMES. With Erdogan's home city of Istanbul’s "bid for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games due to be decided at the meeting in Argentin ...

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Athletes Urge IOA To Comply With IOC

India's elite athletes "have piled the pressure" on the Indian Olympic Association and "demanded the removal of all tainted officials in order to overturn the country's Olympic ban," according to REUTERS. The IOA was suspended by the IOC last year for electing Lalit Bhanot, "who served 11 month ...

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Olympic Notes

Great Britain's men's basketball team heads to the EuroBasket in Slovenia knowing the future of its Olympic funding "hangs in the balance." For funding to extend beyond an initial 12 months, it "set the target of a top-six finish at the EuroBasket." The team begins "against Israel on ...

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Rogge To Leave IOC With Stability

IOC President Jacques Rogge "is leaving with the Olympic body in much sturdier shape but facing serious challenges," according to the AP. The 71-year-old Belgian steps down as president next Tuesday after steering the IOC "through a period of relative stability that spanned three Summer Olympics and ...

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Tokyo Betting Favorite For '20 Bid

Tokyo is the "odds-on favorite to host the 2020 Olympic Games in the days before the winning city is announced," according to Grace Huang of BLOOMBERG. Tokyo has 44% of the bets placed, according to gambling data website OddsChecker.com. Madrid is second with a 29% chance of "winning the Summer Game ...

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IOC Meetings Impacting Buenos Aires

The five interlocking rings of the Olympic logo "are dominating the scene in Buenos Aires," according to Hernán Sartori of CLARIN. It is "because the Olympic movement this week moved to Buenos Aires, where the 125th session of the IOC will choose the site of the 2020 Olympics from finalists M ...

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IOC Set To Pick 2020 Olympics Host City

The Olympic movement "faces an uncomfortable decision this week on the city to host the 2020 games, amid deep reservations about each of the three candidates," according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Government leaders, bid officials, celebrities and sports stars backing the campaigns of To ...

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Rio 2016 Officials Deny Olympic Delays

Rio de Janeiro officials on Sunday "denied reports of major delays to the city's 2016 Olympic preparations," according to XINHUA. Local newspaper Estado de S.Paulo reported the IOC had identified "serious concerns" in an internal document. The report came as IOC members "met with local organizing co ...

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