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04 / 07 / 14

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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02/04/02
Olympics pack ads and rooms

A worker secures a sign announcing Olympics sponsors in front of the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. Corporate enthusiasm for a U.S.-based Winter Games has pushed NBC's 13 owned-and-operated stations past their Olympics advertising sales goal of ...

Tags: AT&T Corp., Games Open in SLC, NBC, Olympics, Qwest Communications International Inc.

02/04/02
Too many Winter Games

W hen it comes to the Summer Olympics, I'm a Big Tent guy, all the way. By that I mean I want the Games to open themselves to many more sports than they now admit. My reasoning is simple: If a substantial number of people anywhere enjoy a game, it shouldn't be kept off the world's gr ...

Tags: Olympics, Opinion

02/04/02
Athens insurance tab could triple

Security at Salt Lake has been the top concern since Sept. 11. Organizers of Salt Lake City Winter Olympics escaped a spike in insurance premiums that followed the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by purchasing cancellation insurance two years ago, bu ...

Tags: Games Open in SLC, Olympics

02/04/02
NBC stands by presentation

The biggest media buzz during the 2000 Sydney Olympics was not really Marion Jones, or even drug-testing or the International Olympic Committee bribery scandal. It was, in the United States at least, NBC's tape-delayed broadcast of events and how in the eyes of many critics it failed to captu ...

Tags: ABC, CBS Broadcasting Inc., Clear Channel Communications Inc., NBC, Olympics, Special Report

02/04/02
Hosting the Games

The opening of the 2002 Olympics culminates years of preparation for the Salt Lake City-area venues hosting the Games. The Salt Lake Organizing Committee has spent $220 million, or 17.3 percent of its $1.27 billion budget, to upgrade local facilities that will host a record 165 competitions in the ...

Tags: Olympics, Special Report

02/04/02
Sponsors try to unload rooms

Thousands of tickets and hotel rooms have come back on the market in Salt Lake City as sponsors and corporations scaled back their Olympic contingents. Downtown hotels said they are sold out for the duration of the Games, which start Friday, but several hospitality companies report that spon ...

Tags: Games Open in SLC, Olympics

02/04/02
SLOC ticket sales high

Skiers are coming to Park City despite concerns that Olympic visitors will add to traffic. Despite a soft economy and fear of new terrorist attacks, the Salt Lake City Olympics has generated record ticket sales and could start a local tourism boom ...

Tags: Olympics, Special Report

02/04/02
The Games on TV

Network ratings, rights fees and related information since the Olympics were first televised

Tags: Olympics, Special Report

02/04/02
Security an Olympic priority

Federal and local agencies providing Olympic security include the FBI, ATF and Utah National Guard. D espite the most intense security in Olympics history, hospitality events hosted by corporate sponsors are expected to be a ...

Tags: Anheuser-Busch Cos., AT&T Corp., McDonald's Corp., Office Depot, Olympics, Samsung, Special Report, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Visa

02/04/02
Backing the games

BACKING THE GAMES Corporate support for the 2002 Olympics is coming from companies diverse in both size and industry. The following information highlights ...

Tags: Allstate, Anheuser-Busch Cos., AT&T Corp., Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Chevron Corp., Gateway Inc., John Hancock, Lucent Technologies Inc., McDonald's Corp., Office Depot, Olympics, Panasonic, Qwest Communications International Inc., Samsung, Seiko, Special Report, Sports Illustrated, Visa

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