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With all those medals, it's no wonder why Michael Phelps gets the big money endorsements

Big Money Endorsements and The Olympic Athletes Who Get Them

Olympic athletes spend years, perhaps even most of their lives, training in the hope of winning medals at the Games. But with all that training where do these stars find the time to make money? Well, for those Olympians who manage to make it to the podium, there’s a distinct chance that they will become…

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One Giant Leap for Womankind at the Sochi Olympics

The 2014 Sochi Olympics have been full of firsts, from pre-Games preparation through the latest events.  This year marks the first time since the 1980 summer Games that the Olympics have been held in Russia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.  The Olympic torch relay was itself the first of its kind….

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4 Famous Ethics Violations in Past Olympic Games

When the world’s best athletes convene every four years to celebrate the majesty and pageantry that is the Olympic Games, organizers hope that the world focuses on the spotlight of sport, not the shadow of scandal. Unfortunately, despite the best intentions of Olympics’ officials and organizers, breaches in sports ethics ranging from players cheating to…

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Wearable Technology Changing The Sports Landscape

Wearable technology is becoming the latest fad, especially after the launch of smartwatches, various exercise monitors and the unveiling of Google Glass. Below is a look at a few of those technologies and how they are being used to impact the way sports are played and trained for, as well as how they are used…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 11.25.13 – 12.02.13

This week’s top news in #SportsBiz includes Andrew Luck and his not-so-typical endorsement deal with Klipsch. Other news includes Rivalry Week seeing a major increase in ticket prices, FIFA and Brazil experiencing a tragedy and a setback, apron advertising in the NBA, and Walmart advertising with Thanksgiving day football.  Get your #SportsBiz fix below. Sports…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 11.11.13 – 11.18.13

This week in the #SportsBiz, top news includes the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.  Other top stories include the WNBA seeing better ratings than the MLS, McDonalds rolling out NFL Rush Zone Happy Meals and a large amount of money riding on Mexico’s playoff against New Zealand.  Stay trendy with some of the top stories…

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The Top News In #Sportsbiz – 10.07.13 – 10.14.13

This week in #SportsBiz sees Coca Cola marketing culture to local FIFA fans.  Also, FIFA is getting a huge amount of requests for World Cup tickets, Fox unveils new technology for the MLB Postseason, the Red Bull World Series will be televised this year, and TV goes social with Comcast.  Be sure to stay in…

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Sports Jobs: Olympic Wrestlers Need Them for 2020

Olympic wrestlers will need to find new sports jobs instead of training for the 2020 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that wrestling will be cut from the 2020 Olympic games. The news comes as a shock to the wrestling world, as the sport is one of the oldest in Olympic history. Wrestling has been…

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Sports and Social Media: Winners and Losers (Infographic)

Social Media in Sports: Who are the Winners and Losers? Sports and social media make a great team. Whilst fans follow the action, they can share the moment with their friends and fellow supporters. But who is making the most of this relationship? And who would be best advised to keep clear of Twitter altogether?…

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The Future of Olympic Basketball Pros and Cons

Is this the last time we will see a USA “Dream Team” in the Olympics? As the USA Men’s Basketball team continues its quest for the Gold Medal (at my time of writing this they were scooting into a semi finals matchup with Manu, Scola, and the gang) WIN or LOSE one thing is for…

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Top 7 NBA Player Twitter Accounts During Olympics

Note – The following list is not based on who has more number of followers and who doesn’t but is based on who has more tweets apt to the Olympic events and who tweets more often. It is also based on whose tweets are of most recent events and whose aren’t. Also, only verified Twitter…

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2012 London Olympics: IOC Social Media Policy Review

Wednesday marked 100 Days until the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympic Games. We decided it was time to break down key components of the official IOC (International Olympic Committee) social media policy – particularly for athletes. Although social media use is ‘encouraged’, there are crucial restrictions that apply to athletes, as well as accredited officials,…

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