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Shortly before his visit to Tokyo last November, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach requested that the Japanese Olympic Committee organize an event with top executives from companies such as Toyota and Panasonic. Japan’s Olympic committee president, Tsunekazu Takeda, reached...

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09/16/13
IOC hands Bach power, challenges

An hour after his election as president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach was fielding media questions about Russia’s anti-gay laws and Brazil’s construction delays in Rio when Sochi 2014 CEO Dmitry Chernyshenko tapped his shoulder. “President Putin,” Che ...

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09/02/13
Going Global: Driving forces of the sports world

inside this special issue A look at the companies, people and trends opening eyes on the global stage. BT's sports gamble Will major investment in EPL rights pay off with more broadband subscribers? sports tech startups How these companies could shake up the Europea ...

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09/02/13
Will IOC play it safe for 2020?

Four years ago, the International Olympic Committee met in Copenhagen, Denmark, and awarded Rio de Janeiro the 2016 Olympics. The pick was a continuation of the IOC’s push to take the Olympics to new territories and engage emerging economies. In recent years, it has selected China for 2008, ...

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09/02/13
Making their cases for return to Games

Wrestling, softball/baseball and squash are jockeying to be the lone sport added to the program for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a vote with varying degrees of urgency in terms of the future for each sport. The selection will be made Sunday by members of the International Olympic Committee. A spot i ...

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09/02/13
Olympic cities: 2020 Vision

A quick look at the three cities bidding to host the 2020 Summer Games Istanbul ■ Population: 11.3 million ■ Projected 2020 population: 13.8 million ■ Major sporting events: 2011-12 Euroleague Final Four, 2012 IAAF Wo ...

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08/26/13
TV rights push IOC revenue to record

The London Games were the most lucrative in the International Olympic Committee’s history, delivering $900 million more in broadcast rights fees worldwide than the organization received during the 2008 Beijing Games. The Sum ...

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08/12/13
USOC to pitch digital deals

The U.S. Olympic Committee’s push to sell digital advertising to non-Olympic sponsors begins in earnest this week at the organization’s first “newfront,” a presentation of advertising inventory on teamusa.org to some 300 media buyers in New York. The presentation, which wi ...

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08/05/13
Stakes high in IOC race

When Dick Pound ran for president of the International Olympic Committee in 2001, he rarely traveled. His campaign depended primarily on phone calls to members and brief meetings at IOC gatherings. Twelve years later, the campaign for IOC president looks far different. The six competitors — ...

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08/05/13
IOC’s presidential candidates

Thomas Bach ■ Nation: Germany ■ Age: 59 ■ IOC member since: 1991 ■ Sports career: Gold medalist in fencing at the 1976 Montreal Games; president of the German Olympic Sports Confederation ...

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07/22/13
USOC and IOC bridge digital divide

The U.S. Olympic Committee struck a digital licensing agreement with the International Olympic Committee, defining for the first time the types of archival Olympic footage it can feature on its Team USA website and YouTube channel. The agreement, which runs through 2040, gives the USOC the right ...

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