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Performance Analysis

Drugs and Sport – Why It’s Not Worth It

Whether it is a performance-enhancing drug or recreational drug, doping in sport is frowned upon and dealt with very seriously. One of my former tutors at King’s College, Jonathan Taylor, was one of the lawyers at the tribunal for Martina Hingis’ trial. She had tested positive for cocaine and the subsequent ban that resulted effectively […]

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Corporate Sponsors Endorsements Olympics Sports Business

2008: A Year in the China Sports Industry

If someone, a psychic friend perhaps, had sat me down at the end of 2007 and said to me: “Toby by the end of 2008 you will have worked for the Beijing Olympic Committee and will be selling the sponsorship rights for the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) and National Aquatic Center (Water Cube) of China” […]

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Olympics

Who Really Won in the Medal Standings at Beijing – Jamaica?

Football season has just started and the stretch run of the baseball regular season is under way. My favorite baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays, are making their annual September push for 2nd in the wild card chase. So what better time to look at the Olympics, which everyone got tired of reading about as […]

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NBA Teams Olympics Performance Analysis Race Issues Sports Law

No Iranians Allowed In The NBA

After an impressive showing in Beijing, seven-foot-two Iranian center Hamed Ehadadi caught the eye of many scouts all around the world. In a 97-82 Iranian loss to Argentina, a game that Ehadadi had 21 points and 16 rebounds in, Hamed said through an assistant coach, Mehran Hatami, “It is my dream to play in the […]

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Endorsements Olympics

Dealing With My Phelps Man-Crush

I have a man-crush on Michael Phelps. In the past week, Michael Phelps has been the most discussed topic in my small circle of friends. One of my roommates finds it funny to tell everyone, including the Publix bagger, that I have this man-crush, at least ten people have asked me how much I wish […]

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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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Friday Wrap-Up

Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

I get heat from some of my friends for my interest in watching Olympic swimming.  I am sorry that I prefer to watch Americans go for the gold over a pointless Monday night preseason NFL game.  Anyway, I love Phelps, but nothing beats this headline from this past week: Two Jews and a black man […]

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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 […]