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SportsBusiness Journal Staff Writer Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle

Staff writer Tripp Mickle covers motorsports, action sports and the Olympics.

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Documents detail structure at IMG Media

04 / 14 / 14

IMG Media has been one of the strongest business units at the company for years, generating $448 million in revenue last year, or nearly 30 percent of IMG’s overall revenue. The financial documents that WME shared with banks show how IMG Media functions, detailing how the business is structure...

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05/26/08
NHL filings: Top paycheck down, revenue up

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman earned $5.59 million in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, according to league tax filings, making him the fourth-highest-paid league executive in sports. Bettman’s salary fell 5.5 percent from June 2006 to June 2007, but filings show he maintained a 48 percent ...

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05/26/08
USOC revamps Web site, targets youth

The U.S. Olympic Committee this week plans to unveil a dramatically reinvented Web site designed to boost its appeal to youth and extend its exposure beyond the months of the Summer and Winter Games.   The new site features a video player. The new site, teamusa.org, will ...

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05/19/08
NBC goes all-in with Beijing video online

What a difference eight years makes. In 2000, NBC’s big move was to push its Olympic programming across all of its cable channels. Digital applications were nothing more than an afterthought. Fast forward to 2008, and NBC’s strategy has evolved. Like before, it still plans to push co ...

Tags: Countdown to Beijing

05/19/08
WCSN takes leap, leaves MLBAM

WCSN and JumpTV this week are expected to announce a new partnership that will see JumpTV develop and host a redesigned Web site for the Olympic and lifestyle digital sports network. The deal means WCSN will leave MLB Advanced Media, which has served as the operational backbone of the s ...

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05/19/08
U.S. broadcasters ready to compete for Olympic rights

The Olympic movement may not fuel the same passion it did during the height of the Cold War, but three of the four main U.S. broadcasters still believe the Games are one of the most powerful television sports properties. Executives from ESPN, Fox and NBC say they will bid on the 2014 and ...

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05/12/08
Toronto soccer stadium to grow?

Just a year after opening BMO Field in Toronto, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is considering expanding the soccer-specific stadium. “It’s something we’re definitely thinking about,” said Chief Operating Officer Tom Anselmi. “I suspect that when we go to our board in the fall, it w ...

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05/12/08
New bylaws would let Ueberroth stay on USOC board

Keen to keep the leadership of the man who returned stability to the U.S. Olympic Committee, the organization has drafted new bylaws that would allow Peter Ueberroth to stay on the USOC board after his term as chairman ends later this year. Should the new bylaws be approved by the USOC ...

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05/12/08
Strength in numbers: 37 NGBs agree to bundle marketing rights at ...

A group of 37 national governing bodies have agreed in principle to bundle their marketing rights and approach sponsors together in the same way a network of Web sites or magazines might. The move was the most significant development at the first meeting of the Association for Chief ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

05/12/08
NHL’s club services division gets good freshman grades

Nearly a year after the NHL board approved the creation of a new club services division, more than a dozen team executives say they are encouraged by the division’s performance. Based on what amounts to two semesters of work, the majority of executives at 13 teams surveyed gave the g ...

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05/12/08
Next MLS expansion clubs will come with $40M price

The price of admission to Major League Soccer just jumped a rung. Commissioner Don Garber said the next expansion teams will come with a $40 million price tag. That’s a $10 million increase from the reported expansion fee paid by ownership groups in Seattle and Philadelphia, which bo ...

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