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November 13 is fast approaching and, in a way, it might be the day that sports organizers and sports owners are dreading. Calgary voters will go to the polls, in a non-binding referendum, and decide if they want to help fund the Calgary 2026 Winter Olympics bid.
Former National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern once said that a successful sports franchise needed three things. Local government support, a large local TV deal and corporate support.
The Olympics, whether it is the summer or winter version, is a hyped television show that lasts about two weeks which brings out the rah rah nationalism that is a major part of the presentation.
The International Olympic Committee hierarchy probably is not looking forward to a Calgary referendum on November 13. The IOC should fear the November 13 vote, even if the results are non-binding.
Boxing, which has been a Summer Olympics mainstay since the 1904 St. Louis event, with the exception of the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games because Sweden had outlawed boxing, may be on the Olympics ropes.
Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, earning England's youthful team a match against either Croatia or host nation Russia for a place in the final on July 15.
The International Olympic Committee suffered a defeat at the polls in Sion and Valais, Switzerland on Sunday as voters rejected a chance to help fund the 2026 Winter Olympics in that area.
It appears that the backers of the 2026 Sapporo, Japan Winter Olympics bid really don’t want to go ahead with the bid. The Sapporo backers may want to try to land the 2030 Winter Games but there really isn’t much of an explanation as to why the group is seeking a delay.
What is it about the Olympics that drives politicians and business leaders of various countries into denial when it comes to actually figuring out what hosting an Olympics really costs and how much of that debt is shoved onto taxpayers?
For Gary Bettman, Yuans may be the answer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPmVGcja6Ns The 2018 South Korea Winter Olympics is less than a month away and the hockey competition will go...