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The Mercury News

Pac-12 Network analysis: Ratings solid for football, poor for Olympic ...
The Mercury News
The Pac-12 Hotline obtained ratings for the Pac-12 Networks, and the results are mixed: Football has traction, Olympic sports don't. What do the numbers tell us ...

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Black Heart Gold Pants

Olympic sports wrap up— baseball hosts Blue Jays, golf takes second, volleyball is 11-2
Black Heart Gold Pants
It was a busy week in the Iowa Olympic sports world this week, so let's get you caught up with everything else that's going on at Iowa. First, the Iowa baseball team is starting its fall games with a matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays ...



RollingStone.com

Video Games as Olympic Sport? Not Without Clearing These Hurdles
RollingStone.com
In weighing the value of esports and whether they should be considered as potential additions to the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee seems hung-up on some rather pointed questions about the value, morality and organization of professional ...
IOC Officially Awards 2024 Olympics to Paris, 2028 Games to Los AngelesSports Illustrated
LA starts the countdown clock for 2028 Summer OlympicsSalt Lake Tribune
Paris (2024), LA ('28) to host Summer OlympicsGolf Channel (blog)
BBC Sport -ESPN -Olympics
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Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

IOC tries to calm Olympic concerns amid North Korea tension
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
People watch a TV screen showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering a statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, in Pyongyang, North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South ...
French Olympic Team To Skip 2018 Winter Games if North Korea Tensions ContinueNBCNews.com
France becomes first country to threaten to withdraw from 2018 Winter OlympicsCBSSports.com
Russia expects South Korea to ensure security at Winter Olympics — KremlinTASS
New York Daily News -Los Angeles Times
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Pac-12 Networks: Analyzing ratings for football, Olympic sports (Yep, the Hotline has the numbers)
East Bay Times
I mentioned that the lack of transparency with the ratings led to the presumption that viewership totals were low for the Olympic sports. If the ratings were good — if they justified the resources (i.e., the six regional feeds) — then the conference ...



Around the Rings (subscription)

No Changes in Core Olympic Sports for Paris 2024
Around the Rings (subscription)
Weightlifting has already been confirmed as a sport for Tokyo 2020, but IOC vice president John Coates noted that the athlete quota for the sport has been significantly reduced to reflect its doping issues. The IOC will continue to monitor the ...
Olympics: Baseball and softball target Paris 2024 and LA 2028Reuters

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New York Times

Russia's Olympic Cheating, Unpunished
New York Times
Based on recommendations from international sports federations, the agency recently agreed to clear 95 of the first 96 athletes whose cases of doping have been reviewed, citing “lack of evidence.” No one from WADA or the federations ever sought to ...



The Mercury News

Friday mailbag: Pac-12 Networks ratings, Washington's ranking, Utah hatin' (allegedly), schedule matters and more
The Mercury News
Tom McNamara (on Pac-12 Networks ratings): Olympic sports is but *one* of the reasons the schools went with a regional network model. They figured the pull of in market teams would convince broadcasters to pay a fat subscriber fee. Whether it's six ...

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The Mercury News

Pac-12 Networks: Examining viewership for the Olympic sports (part five in a Hotline series)
The Mercury News
Is there substantive viewership for the Olympic sports that were at the heart of the conference' decision to create the regional feeds — yes, the very same regional feeds that have contributed to the modest distribution and revenue numbers? The Pac-12 ...



SJSU Baseball Great Ken Caminiti Named To San Jose Sports Hall Of Fame
SJSUSpartans.com
The annual induction is an event of the San Jose Sports Authority, San Jose Arena Authority, SAP Center Management/San Jose Sharks, and the City of San José. The event benefits Special Olympics Northern California and high school sports programs.


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