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• Six first-year eligible candidates are among the 27 semi-finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018: CB/S Ronde Barber, G Steve Hutchinson, LB Ray Lewis, LB Brian Urlacher, WR Randy Moss andDE/DT Richard Seymour. The Class of 2018 will be unveiled during NFL Honors, a two-hour prime-time awards special to air nationally (Feb. 3, 2018) on the eve of Super Bowl LII.
• The New York Knicks named Dan Sabreen vp-public relations, effective Nov. 27. Sabreen has spent more than a decade at CBS Sports, most recently as vp-communications.
• For every save made by goalkeepers during MLS Eastern and Western Conference Championships and MLS Cup, Allstate said it would donate two new soccer nets to fields in need in that club's city. MLS goalies participating inlcude Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew), Joe Willis (Houston Dynamo), Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders) and Alex Bono (Toronto FC).
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• Average age of participants Nov. 5, 2017: 41.2 years old
• 11,696 participants will represent their running clubs
• More than 50,000 people will cross the finish line
• 305 runners will celebrate their birthday on Marathon Day
• Cost to take a taxi on the NYC Marathon 26.2 mile route: $68.50 (no traffic)
• The biggest and smallest includes on the race route are both on the Verrazano Bridge
• Number of hot dog vendor carts needed to cove the course: 34,584
• Number of intersections crossed by Marathon runners: 300
• Number of times needed to climb 104 stories of One World Trade Center to complete a marathon: 101+
• Size running shoe needed for the Statue of Liberty: 879

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May242012

GE Extends Deal With USOC, Solidifies Olympic Presence Through 2020

By Barry Janoff

May 24, 2012: General Electric said it has signed an extension of its deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee that would run through the 2020 Summer Games.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

GE has been an official USOC partner since 2005. The deal now matches the pact that GE signed last June with the International Olympic Committee, which also runs through 2020.

“We value our relationship with the USOC and look forward to continuing our partnership to bring the best technology and healthcare to work for the United States Olympians and Paralympians as they prepare for competition,” Peter Foss, president, GE Olympic Sponsorship and Corporate Sales, said in a statement.

GE will remain the USOC’s "exclusive provider of a wide range of innovative products, technology and services," according to the company.

After London 2012, the next Olympics Games will be Winter 2014 in Sochi, Russia; Summer 2016 in Rio de Janeiro; and Winter 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The 2020 Summer Games host nation will be selected by the IOC in September 2013 from among Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul.

According to Scott Blackmun, CEO for the USOC, “GE has been a great supporter of America’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes and we are thrilled by the news of this extension. We look forward to building on this partnership and working with this valued partner for years to come.”

The USOC also said today that, for the first time, it would use GE’s Centricity Practice Solution integrated electronic medical records product to manage the care of more than 700 athletes competing in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The USOC will also use the product to maintain "3,000 additional records" maintained by its staff.

According to GE, the technology will replace "pallets of paper records historically shipped by the USOC to the Games and will provide doctors with faster access to athletes’ medical records – ultimately supporting the doctor’s ability to provide more targeted care."

“GE has been a great supporter of America’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes and we are thrilled by the news of this extension."

“The introduction of GE’s EMR technology is a big step forward for the USOC sports medicine program,” Dr. Bill Moreau, USOC managing director of sports medicine, said in a statement. “EMR technology will allow us to better monitor and analyze the health of Team USA athletes, not only when they receive care at our facilities, but also when they are competing and training around the world.”

In addition to GE, global IOC partners include Acer, Atos, Coca-Cola, Dow, McDonald's Omega, Panasonic, P&G, Samsung and Visa.

Other USOC marketing partners include 24 Hour Fitness, Allstate, Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser), AT&T, BMW, BP, Chobani, Citi, The Hartford, Hilton, Kellogg's, Nike, TD Ameritrade and United Airlines.

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