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Olympics

No Kiss At All

The legendary University of Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was once asked if he would go for a field goal if his team was down by three at the end of a game. He replied, “Hell no, a tie is like kissing your sister!” Monday night’s Olympic uneven bars competition at Beijing’s National Indoor […]

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Endorsements Olympics

Gold Medals + World Records = $$$$$$$$$$.

While phenom Michael Phelps still has 3 finals races to go, it is pretty clear that he has already put himself in a new stratosphere in regards to future endorsement dollars. As of now, Phelps has deals with Speedo, Visa, Omega and PowerBar. He currently earns $5 million annually from these endorsements. If Phelps does […]

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Entertainment Olympics

Olympics On YouTube

The technology age is here.  The Internet is now being used more and more for marketing, and work and is connecting people and countries many miles and languages apart.  SportsAgentBlog.com is a great example of how the Internet is connecting people leagues apart through the common interest in agent and athlete information.  Now citizens all […]

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Olympics Performance Analysis Sports Business

Speedo’s LZR Racer On Nike Athletes

In the post, New Olympics Swimwear Breaks Records, I introduced SportsAgentBlog.com readers to the Speedo LZR racer.  Since then, the Nike company has been extremely nice to its clients, and in an unprecedented business decision, has decided to allow its sponsored racers to wear the Speedo LZR swim suit in the water in China.  After […]

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Olympics Sports Law

Iraq’s Back

In one of my earlier posts, Iraq drops soccer team, I described the sad situation involving the dissolution of the Iraqi Soccer team and the Olympic team’s ban by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).  With the Olympics right around the corner, the IOC has decided to reverse its ban on the Iraqi Olympic team (seven […]

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Olympics Performance Analysis

$220,000 For A Gold Medal

According to an official, the government of the Philippines and some private donors are offering any Olympic athlete that wins a Gold medal for the Philippines in the upcoming Olympics $220,000 dollars.  The Philippines is seeking its first Gold Medal in over 80 years and has thus created this incentive for its Olympic athletes.  The […]

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Olympics

Olympics Updates Round The Clock

I will admit it.  I’m an Olympics junkie.  I am extremely stoked for 8/8/08 to arrive and will undoubtedly be attached to the tube, cheering on the red, white, and blue to take medal after medal.  My one deviation from rooting for the U.S. is when former SportsAgentBlog.com contributor, Samyr Laine, runs the track for […]

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Olympics

Summer Olympics Quiz

The Nielsen Company invited SportsAgentBlog.com to help curate HeyNielsen.com’s Summer Olympics Trivia Challenge.  HeyNielsen.com is a new online social community for entertainment enthusiasts.  They asked me for some Olympic related questions, and I was glad to hand them over.  While only one question was selected, it was definitely a topic that was covered in this […]