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  • SBD Article

    IOC To Make Hosts Sign Non-Discrimination Clause, Raising Questions About '22 Bids

    Published September 30, 2014

    ...orcing the contract with the threat of losing the Olympics "becomes nearly impossible in the final three yea...

    Tags: IOC, Olympics
  • SBD Article

    USOC's Blackmun Claims "Near Unanimous" Support From NGBs For '24 Games Bid

    Published September 29, 2014

    The USOC “gave the clearest indication yet that it will make a pitch for the 2024 Summer Games, saying on Friday that next year it hoped to be in the final stages of preparing a bid,” according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun noted the idea of hosting the ‘24 Games “had near unanimous support from the country's sports federations.” Blackmun: "We did a poll of the NGBs and the amount of support we have to bid for a Games is unbelievable. … There was really no negative resp...

    Tags: Olympics, USOC
  • SBJ Article

    Chobani first to push USOC deal through Tokyo

    Published September 29, 2014 by Terry Lefton

    ...ut we’re still just seven years young, so the ­­­­Olympics gave us stature.

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  • SBD Article

    Exec Suggests A DC Olympic Stadium For '24 Games Could Be Redskins' New Home

    Published September 19, 2014

    Washington '24 exploratory committee Chair Russell Ramsey on Thursday said that he is "intrigued by the possibility that an Olympic stadium could be built on the RFK Stadium site, perhaps becoming the future home" of the Redskins, according to Jeff Barker of the Baltimore SUN. Ramsey: "When the ownership of the Washington NFL team talked about looking, that's probably one of the places they'd like to look, so that's something we'd like to understand better. There are a couple places that seem...

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  • SBD Article

    Leonsis, DC Olympic Bid Committee Begin Public Pitch For '24 Summer Games

    Published September 18, 2014

    ...unities to embrace the idea of hosting the summer Olympics.

    Tags: Olympics
  • SBD Article

    Boston Could Have Edge In Bid For '24 Summer Games Due To Proximity Of Venues

    Published September 16, 2014

    Boston "has a potential edge" in the USOC's effort to land the '24 Summer Games, as it is "offering itself as a city with compact venues," according to John Powers of the BOSTON GLOBE. If the IOC, "decides that is what it wants, Boston is seen as a strong candidate." Boston "would probably gain an advantage" over L.A., S.F. and DC, "whose plans offer less intimate settings." L.A. "would have five of its facilities in Long Beach, 25 miles to the south," while DC "would use sites in Maryland an...

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  • SBJ Article

    USOC pushes pre-Games tour two years out

    Published September 15, 2014 by Tripp Mickle

    ...gin promoting the Rio Games earlier than previous Olympics followed a series of meetings with sponsors, who... ...s for the Rio Games further expand the USOC’s pre-Olympics marketing. ...should expand the tour an entire year before the Olympics. ...rn more about athletes and how they train for the Olympics.

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  • SBJ Article

    Latest redesign gives site more traditional look

    Published September 15, 2014

    ...ignificant increases in Web traffic during recent Olympics.

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  • SBD Article

    DC Group Trying To Land '24 Olympics Unveils Website, Announces Board Members

    Published September 04, 2014

    ...the park to be part of the plan for bringing the Olympics to the area" (NBCWASHINGTON.

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  • SBJ Article

    NBC Sports to play host to execs from USOC, NGBs in Seattle

    Published September 01, 2014 by Tripp Mickle

    The first-time event was put together by NBC Olympics President Gary Zenkel and USOC Chief Executive Sc... ...mmittee that will see the network broadcast every Olympics through 2032. Usually, Zenkel and other NBC Olympics executives, such as Peter Diamond, senior vice pr... ...In the wake of NBC’s two-decade commitment to the Olympics, Zenkel wanted to do something different.

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  • SBJ Article

    Two years out, NBC starts touting Olympics

    Published August 04, 2014 by Tripp Mickle

    ...ewers of “the spirit, excitement and drama of the Olympics,” said John Miller, NBC Sports Group’s chief mark... ...l spot reminding viewers that golf returns to the Olympics in 2016 will air on Golf Channel. ...sements with a video narrated by Bob Costas on NBCOlympics. It also put a custom countdown image on NBC Olympics’ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus pla... ...International Olympic Committee to broadcast the Olympics through 2032.

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  • SBJ Article

    IOC could launch Olympic OTT network next year

    Published August 04, 2014 by Tripp Mickle

    ...and expose younger people to those sports and the Olympics. ...n increasing the combined companies’ stake in the Olympics. ...illion deal that gives NBC the U.S. rights to the Olympics through 2032.

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