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John Youk looks up from a camouflage grill beneath a tent at Kentucky Speedway and eyes a Sprint Tower in the distance. He scans the numbers for Stewart-Haas drivers. “Patrick’s third fastest,” he says, nodding. “Stewart’s quick, sixth. We’ve got hot cars. Oh y...

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SimulCam seeks wider audience

Dartfish's SimulCam, the replay technology that blends two images into one to compare how rival skiers attack the same course, was one of the stars of the Salt Lake City Olympics. Its future as a staple of television sports, however, is uncertain. NBC paid about $90,000 to use the technol ...

Tags: ABC, Fox, NBC, Olympics, Special Report

04/01/02
New China Games venues pricey

Venue and infrastructure construction for the 2008 Beijing Olympics will cost an estimated $30 billion, according to The Coke Group, an Arizona-based consulting firm with extensive and long-standing ties to China. Competition for these projects will be open to foreign architectural firms, wh ...

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03/25/02
Panel: Internet hurting TV?

T he Internet panel at the recent World Congress of Sports in New York touched on a topic that has to be on the minds of Internet and television executives alike: the possible cannibalization of sports-television viewers by the Internet. The question is a n ...

Tags: CBS Broadcasting Inc., E-Sports, ESPN, Fox, MLB, NASCAR, NBC, NFL, Olympics, SportsLine.com, Time Warner, Yahoo! Inc.

03/25/02
Lewis: from OPUS to short track

The chief marketing executive of the Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games has formed a partnership to bring a pair of nationally televised short-track speed skating events back to Utah later this year, with the first scheduled for May. Lewis ...

Tags: Elmore Sports, IMG, NBC, Olympics, This Week's Issue

03/25/02
2002 Olympics on TV

The following information breaks down the 2002 Winter Olympics programming that aired on NBC, CNBC and MSNBC. Total programming time, excluding commercials, was 183 hours, 5 minutes, 52 seconds. To read: Coverage of bobsledding totaled just over 2 hours, 54 minutes of time, ...

Tags: For the Record, NBC, Olympics

03/25/02
Canadian skaters' tour in doubt

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Tags: Clear Channel Communications Inc., CTV Network, Edge Marketing, NBC, Olympics, This Week's Issue

03/25/02
Dollar signs can't conceal risks

D o you think the costs of running U.S. sports teams are out of whack? The other day, one of the execs from the Williams BMW team told me the cost of running a Formula One team can run as much as $200 million a year. I thought that was pretty amazing. When you consider Ferrari em ...

Tags: BMW Inc., Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., Formula One, IndyCar, Microsoft Corp., MLB, NASCAR, NBA, New York Yankees, NFL, Olympics, Opinion

03/18/02
'Superstars' adds trio from Games

Winter Olympians Bode Miller, Jim Shea Jr. and Jonny Moseley will compete in this year's installment of "The Superstars," along with boxer and IMG client "Sugar" Shane Mosley. IMG's TWI division, in conjunction with partner SFX/Candid Productions, produces and markets ...

Tags: IMG, NFL, Olympics, Other News

03/18/02
Some barriers down, others stand

T here were a number of minority firsts at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City last month. These successes certainly are illustrative of progress in sports while other sports related events, away from those Games, highlight the status quo. The overall success of minorities in th ...

Tags: Colleges, Minnesota Twins, MLB, NBA, NFL, Olympics, Opinion

03/11/02
Nielsen Weekly Sports Ranking

The Winter Olympics on NBC dominated the top 10 network sports telecasts while CNBC's Olympic coverage drew the best mark on cable sports telecasts. The following figures represent the Top 10 Network Sports Telecasts and Top 10 Cable Sports Telecasts for the week of 2/18/02 to 2/24/02.

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