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“Agent” Claims of USA Gymnastics Being Explored By Investigators

As reported by Louise Radnofsky and Rebecca O’Brien of The Wall Street Journal, investigators and Federal Prosecutors are performing a criminal inquiry of U.S Olympic sports. There investigations have lead to the interviews of the parents of popular gymnasts such as Simone Biles and Jordyn Wieber. Centered around the investigation is Steve Penny, previously the […]

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Wasserman Represents Seven Athletes Named To First-Ever U.S. Olympic Team

Skateboarding will make its Olympics debut in the 2020 summer games in Tokyo, Japan. The first-ever United States National team will be comprised of 16 athletes, seven of whom will be repped by Wasserman. The U.S. athletes include Lacey Baker, Mariah Duran, Jagger Eaton, Chris Joslin, Jenn Soto, Bryce Wettstein and Zion Wright. They will […]

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New CAA Olympic Athletes to Make Waves in 2020

The XXXII Olympic Games are set for Tokyo, Japan, in the summer of 2020. For the second time in the modern era of the Olympiad, the island country is preparing to host the World’s best athletes. Organizers from the Country are quoted as these games will be: “the most innovative ever organized, and will rest […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Turns Pro; Signs With WME/IMG

Fresh off of her three individual titles and a team championship at last week’s NCAA championships, Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin has decided to turn pro and has signed with WME-IMG’s Mark Ervin. At the 2012 London Olympics, Missy brought back a total of five medals, four of which were gold. Despite all the potential for […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/31/2012)

College football is back, and very shortly the 2012 NFL regular season will begin.  Hallelujah!  I will be in Austin, Texas next Thursday and Friday, speaking at the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law’s 4th Annual Symposium.  Come say hi if you are in town.  Anybody out there picking my Florida Gators to win […]

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Agent Peter Carlisle Says Michael Phelps’ Partnerships Will Be More Meaningful And Longer In Duration

Early in the 2012 London Olympics, Fox Business caught Michael Phelps’ agent Peter Carlisle of Octagon’s Olympic & Action Sports division.  The general discussion was focused on how Phelps will be marketed now that his career in the pool has been declared to be complete.  Here is a quote from the interview: “Partnerships now have to be not only […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (8/3/2012)

The Olympics have been an absolute joy to watch, even if it is tape delayed.  How about this story about a French swimmer getting a tattoo in Hebrew that translates to: “I am nothing without them.”  And what about Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram of Israel knocking off Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, who won the gold […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (7/27/2012)

I am extremely excited for the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics.  But this Dan Wetzel story really makes me think little of the International Olympic Committee.  The Economist notes that there is a revival of Judaism with a neat map that my undergrad professor of “Geography of the Jewish Population” (that was actually a class I […]