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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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09/03/01
FOR THE RECORD

MARKETING NEWS MARKETING AND LICENSING AGREEMENTS Players Inc. selected JackpotSports.com as a licensee in its fantasy football category. The group also, for the first time, agreed to license two calendars for next year featuring NFL players — ...

Tags: Atlanta Thrashers, Colleges, Daimler AG, Football, For the Record, Fox, Golf, Hockey, Minnesota Wild, Motorsports, New England Patriots, NFL, Olympics, PepsiCo, Players Inc., Soccer

08/13/01
Athens' '04 Broadcasting Plans

R ights-holding Olympic broadcasters from around the world will gather Sept. 5-7 in Athens for a closer look at preparations for the 2004 Olympic Games, which open three years from this week. When they arrive, television brass, including newly promo ...

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08/13/01
WNBA's Hiring Practices

A fter months of research, the most dramatic conclusion emerging from the 2001 Racial and Gender Report Card is this: When women play sport among men, they do better than men at achieving racial and gender equity in hiring practices. Th ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Colleges, Football, Hockey, Olympics, Opinion, Soccer

08/13/01
Pound Critical Of IOC

Former IOC marketing head Dick Pound says he had an "ethical responsibility" to alert Olympic sponsors and broadcasters of his concerns regarding the International Olympic Committee's commitment to reform. Pound, a Canadian who has been the IOC's lead negotiator on sponsorship and television ...

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08/13/01
Newsmakers

Levy has his day In honor of former Buffalo Bills coach Marv Levy 's induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello declared Aug. 4 "Marv Levy Day." Punter is charity's spokesman Cha ...

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08/13/01
People

SPOTLIGHT New Olympic roles for Neal, Zenkel NBC Sports and Olympics added two more members to executive staff in preparation for life after the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games. David Neal, who has headed production for NBC's coverage of the last ...

Tags: Careers/People, Colleges, Golf, Hockey, Horse Racing, Motorsports, Olympics, Soccer, Tennis

08/13/01
Dick Pound's IOC Letter

July 24, 2001 I thought I should write to you following the IOC elections that were held last week. As you know, I presented myself as a candidate to become president. My platform was based on continuing reform of the IOC, a reform that I promised you during the Salt Lake City scandal ...

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08/13/01
Sega Spends $20M For Games

Sega of America will spend $20 million behind the launch of its new Sega Sports video games this fall as the company moves away from being a hardware manufacturer and begins selling software only next year. Its NFL 2K2 game, which hits stores next ...

Tags: Colleges, Football, Marketing and Sponsorship, Olympics

08/13/01
Coast To Coast

ATLANTA   Turner Sports rolls out gift certificates   Atlanta sports fans may now have a passport to paradise. The Braves, Hawks and Thrashers are offering a gift certificate program for the purchase of spo ...

Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Coast to Coast, Football, Golf, Hockey, Horse Racing, Motorsports, Olympics, Soccer

08/13/01
Earth To The NCAA

E arth to the NCAA ... Earth to the NCAA ... Come In! How could that overly righteous group of bureaucrats, currently in the midst of lobbying Congress for anti-gambling legislation and whose slogan, "Don't Bet On It," is plastered all over college teams' locker ...

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