In The Representation Olympics, Octagon Takes Gold

When it comes to Olympic clients, agencies often live and die by their success every four years when they are in competition. Octagon is definitely taking that success and running with it as the agency’s clients include the most decorated Olympian of all-time Michael Phelps, his relay teammate Nathan Adrian, and gymnastic phenoms Simone Biles and Aly…

U.S. Runner Trayvon Bromell Signs With PACE Sports Management

20 year old U.S. track star Trayvon Bromell has signed a representation deal with Ricky Simms of PACE Sports Management. Bromell has a personal best 100m time of 9.84 seconds, making him officially the tenth fastest man in history. Still just a student at Baylor University, Bromell will finish his degree while preparing for the…

Maryland Media Company Seeks To Promote Exposure Of Disability Sports And Recreation

Today’s society craves instant access to information.  People seek immediate answers to questions.  When a question arises, we don’t wait to find out, we Google the answer.  The same is true for sports.  We no longer live in a world where we have to wait for the morning paper to see a sports score and…

NCAA Track Champion Curtis Beach Announces Partnership With Nike And Professional Debut

This morning, 2x NCAA Champion and 5x NCAA All-American track star, Curtis Beach announced his plans to partner with Nike as he embarks on his professional athletic career.  Beach, a 2014 Duke University graduate and decathlete, began training with the World Athletics Center in Phoenix, AZ last September. Prior to attending Duke, Beach won the USATF National Jr. Decathlon Championship and earned 17…

Aykan Azar And Matthieu Fenaert Named Co-Managing Directors of Octagon Brazil

Octagon Worldwide* has announced the promotion of Aykan Azar and Matthieu Fenaert to Co-Managing Directors of Octagon Brazil as the company prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympics in host city Rio De Janeiro. In 2014, Azar and Fenaert helped Octagon market its most successful FIFA World Cup to date by signing a record breaking six official sponsors. President of Octagon Americas,…

Six Questions With Steve Ruff, Executive Director Of Action Sports And Olympics At Wasserman

Steve Ruff is currently the Executive Director of Action Sports And Olympics with Wasserman Media Group, one of the world’s most well-known sports agencies.  A former snowboarder himself, Ruff actually never graduated from college.  Instead, he dove right into business as a late teenager and quickly gained real-world experiences in marketing, sponsorships and brand management.  He…

Lagardère Unlimited Announces Plans For Monthly Sports Business Show

Lagardère Unlimited and Universal Sports Network, a multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming, recently partnered to create the new TV series, Beyond the Medals – The Business of Sport. The 18-episode series will be hosted by Rick Horrow, Chairman of Horrow Sports Ventures.  It will debut on Wed., Jan. 21 at 7:30pm EST and…

Olympic Sports Agent Peter Carlisle Discusses Sochi 2014

Sports Business Journal Olympics writer, Tripp Mickle, recently chatted with Peter Carlisle, head of Octagon’s Olympic division at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.  Carlisle — most well-known for representing 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps — represents a number of athletes at Sochi, including women’s snowboarder Jamie Anderson and men’s snowboarder Alex Deibold. Below are…