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Channel Ten Interested In Australian Football League Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 27 / 14

Channel Ten "has signalled its interest in bidding" for the next Australian Football League broadcast rights, "even if the AFL decides it wants a 10-year agreement," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan "has floated the prospect of an extended deal," with the present five-yea...

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01/15/13
Sponsor Void Costs Chambers BOA Job

British Olympic Association Chief Commercial Officer Hugh Chambers "has paid the price of not finding any sponsorship partners" since the London Games by losing his job, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Chambers, "whose departure from the BOA had been a subject of wide speculatio ...

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01/15/13
IOC Reconsidering Lifting India's Ban

The IOC has proposed to hold a meeting with the Indian Olympic Association and government representatives, maintaining that it would consider lifting the ban on India, but "only if the IOA holds elections solely under the Olympic Charter," according to the PTI. In a letter written to V.K. Malhotra, ...

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01/15/13
Olympics Notes

Rotterdam, Netherlands will push ahead with its bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games following government financial guarantees. Netherlands Olympic Committee President Andre Bolhuis said, "We have the guarantees of the government. It [the decision] happened this week, and we have sent the guarantees ...

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01/11/13
Tokyo 2020 Head 'Confident' Of Support

Japanese Olympic Committee President and IOC member Tsunekazu Takeda "is confident reluctant residents" of Tokyo "will back the bid" for the 2020 Summer Olympics, according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. An IOC poll published in April "showed Tokyo had the lowest level of public support of the b ...

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01/10/13
Sochi 2014 Announces More Sponsors

The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee signed sponsorship deals with Contemporary International, Eventim, Kärcher, Kaspersky Lab, Life Fitness and World Class.  Contemporary International has been named the "event services" supplier to the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee. Under the agreement, ...

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01/09/13
Spain's Economy Won't Hamper 2020 Bid

Officials behind the Madrid 2020 bid that was submitted Monday said that the city "will be capable of staging a successful 2020 Olympics despite the parlous state of Spain's finances," according to Iain Rogers of REUTERS. Spanish Olympic Committee President Alejandro Blanco said, "The biggest weakne ...

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01/08/13
Race For 2020 Olympics Bid Begins

The three cities bidding to host the 2020 Olympics submitted their official candidature files to the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday, "marking the start of eight months of intensive campaigning," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo are "hoping to host t ...

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01/07/13
Squash Takes Aim At 2020 Olympics

The squash World Series Finals at the Queen's Club in west London "may persuade the IOC to grant squash a place at the Games in '20," according to Nick Pitt of the SUNDAY TIMES. Twice the sport "has applied for Olympic inclusion, and twice it has been spurned." Now the campaign is on for the 2020 Ga ...

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01/04/13
Olympic Stadium To Host Concerts

London's Olympic Stadium "will re-open this summer to host a number of music concerts," according to Sunni Upal of the London DAILY MAIL. Plans "are in place for some of the concerts that Hyde Park traditionally hosts to move to the other side of London in July although final contracts are still to ...

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01/03/13
Tokyo 2020 Proposes 'Compact Games'

A master plan that will be submitted by the Tokyo 2020 bid committee on Monday will transform the possibility of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to a "compact Games," according to the YOMIURI SHIMBUN. The proposal includes competition venues and 87,000 hotel rooms for visitors concentrated within ...

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