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The newly unveiled logo for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games combines two iconic symbols associated with the Games – a gold medal and the Olympic torch – which combine to form an image of Marianne, a female figure representing the French Republic  This is the first time the Olympic logo will be shared with the Paralympic Games.

• The late golf icon Arnold Palmer will be commemorated with a Forever Stamp from the U.S. Postal Service in 2020. The stamp features James Drake's action photo of Palmer at the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.

• Dr Teal's Epsom Salts has signed All Pro TE Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys) and two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams) to explain in marketing the “benefits of balancing rigorous workouts with regimented muscle recovery in order to achieve and maintain peak performance.”

• Sacramento, California's capital city, has been awarded an MLS expansion team with Sacramento Republic FC becoming the league's 29th team and beginning play in MLS in 2022. The club will build a new, $300 million, 20,100-seat soccer stadium in the downtown Railyards District. 

• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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IOC Summit Meeting Sees Pros/Cons In Future of eSports/eGames In Olympics

By Barry Janoff

December 8, 2018: At the invitation of the International Olympic Committee, leading representatives of the Olympic Movement met in Lausanne Saturday (Dec. 8) for the 7th Olympic Summit.

Among the topics of discussion were the “approach of the Olympic Movement to eSports/eGames.”

The overview at this point: “The Olympic Movement should not ignore its growth, particularly because of its popularity among young generations around the world.” However, a “discussion about the inclusion of eSports/eGames as a medal event on the Olympic program is premature.”

According to the IOC, “Recognizing the fact that the sports movement is in competition with the eSports/eGames industry for the leisure time of young people, the Summit agreed that the Olympic Movement should not ignore its growth, particularly because of its popularity among young generations around the world.”

The committee agreed that “competitive gaming entails physical activity, which can be compared to that required in more traditional sports.”

However, they said that this “cannot necessarily be said to apply to leisure electronic gaming.

“For this reason, the use of the term sport with regard to eSports/eGames needs further dialogue and study.”

The IOC Summit also said that the Olympic Movement “should continue to engage with this community, while at the same time acknowledging that uncertainties remain.”

According to industry research and marketing firm NewZoo, San Francisco global eSports revenue is predicted to top $905 million this year and grow to $1.65 billion by 2021.

The global eSports audience will reach 380 million this year, including 165 million dedicated eSports fans and 215 million occasional viewers. The total will top 550 million by 2021, reports NewZoo.

More than 50% of eSports participants and followers are reported to be from the Asia-Pacifc region, according to NewZoo, an area that will be home to the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing.

Many companies associated with the IOC and the Olympics also have connections to eSports.

At their meeting, IOC Summit members observed that:

• Some eGames are not compatible with the Olympic values and therefore cooperation with them is excluded

• The industry is evolving rapidly, with the changing popularity of specific games and the rapid development towards augmented reality and virtual reality

• The industry is fragmented in nature, with tough competition between commercial operators

• The industry is commercially driven, while on the other hand the sports movement is values-based.

For all these reasons, a “discussion about the inclusion of eSports/eGames as a medal event on the Olympic program is premature.”

"A discussion about the inclusion of eSports/eGames as a medal event on the Olympic program is premature.”

The Summit advised major sports events organizers within the Olympic Movement to “respect this principle for their own competitions.”

The Summit also observed that a “number of these uncertainties do not apply to eSports simulation games. Because of this, accelerated cooperation with regard to these kinds of eSports is encouraged by the Summit.”

The IOC Summit encouraged international federations to explore the potential benefits and applications of the electronic and virtual versions of their sports, while ensuring they gain or retain appropriate control over the electronic/virtual versions of their sports; and restricting their engagement to activation in the e-versions and virtual forms of their traditional sports.

It was decided that the IOC and Global Association of International Sports Federatins would invite stakeholders of the eSports/eGames industry to a liaison group to explore jointly collaborative projects.

IOC: Closer To Adding eSports To Olympics?

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