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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 […]

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Athletes and Representatives Upset with Response to Olympics Ambush Marketing Maneuvers

The Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics will take place this Friday, July 27, 2012 in London.  While athletes are making their final mental and physical preparations in their eventual quest for gold, they and their representatives are also considering how they can capture marketing and brand growth opportunities throughout the Games.  Unfortunately for […]

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On To The Next One: Ian Thorpe

The Daily Telegraph has reported that Olympic Gold Medalist Ian Thorpe has split from his former manager David Flaskas to join James Erskine at the burgeoning Sports & Entertainment Limited (SEL). Thorpe made an unsuccessful comeback this year in his bid to make the Australian swimming team for the London Olympics.  Despite this, Thorpe is […]

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2012 Cardozo Law School Symposium

What: Symposium – Amateur Athletics, Professional IP: Sponsorship, Surveillance, and the London 2012 Olympics When: Thursday, March 8, 2012 Where: Cardozo Law School (55 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003) Schedule 8:30 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM First Panel: Surveillance and Privacy at the London 2012 Olympics Panelists: Michael Drury, Esq. Solicitor at […]

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Interview With The Agent: Evan Morgenstein

The following is a guest contribution from Heather Brittany (@HeatherBrit).  Heather is currently a law student at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Sports Chair of its Entertainment & Sports Law Society. Renegade.  Athlete’s rights advocate.  Evangelist for the Olympics.  Difficult.  Exacting.  Argumentative.  Brash.  Insane.  Hyper-Active.  These are all slogans and adjectives that sports agent, Evan Morgenstein, […]

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Should the NHL go to Sochi?

I am in Vancouver, BC having the time of my life at the 2010 Winter Olympics. I’ve seen two hockey games so far, including Canada’s tension filled 3-2 shootout victory against the Swiss last Thursday. It was quite the environment to be in, and was by far the best sporting event I’ve ever attended. The […]

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Why the NHL Should Continue to Participate in the Olympics

The 2010 Winter Olympics are in full swing in Vancouver right now with thousands of athletes proudly donning the colors of their countries.  However, one group of athletes that want to participate might not even have the opportunity to try out for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. With the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) […]

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MMA a Future Olympic Sport?

UFC President Dana White stated this week in Sydney, Australia, site of this weekend’s sold out UFC 110, that the UFC would support a move for mixed martial arts to become an Olympic sport. Though he also stated the the company would not actively lobby for MMA’s inclusion, he gave his blessing should the International […]