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• “While these Olympic Games will once again be profitable for NBC Sports Group, they also created major benefits for the rest of our portfolio, including NBC News, NBC Entertainment, Universal theme parks, our many cable networks, and our owned television stations and affiliate partners." — Mark Lazarus, chairman-NBC Broadcasting and Sports

• Winter Games Brand Awareness
Which of the following brands have you seen an ad for in the past two weeks during Winter Olympics?
1. Coca-Cola 45.4
2. Liberty Mutual 25.3
3. Samsung 24.5
4. NBC 23.7
5. Chobani 16.3
6. United 14.4
7. NBCSN 10.9
8. Intel 9.1
9. Dow 3.2
10. Panasonic 2.9
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• This wknd all 30 MLB teams (including players, coaches, managers and umpires) will wear caps to honor before games, with option to wear the caps  in-game. Players will sign caps and auction them to raise money for Broward Education Foundation to benefit the official Victims' Fund.

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Most Exciting Sports Worldwide
1. Athletics (i.e. Olympics) 47% Very/Quite Exciting
2. Tennis 43%
3. Football (soccer) 43%
4. Rugby 41%
5. Gymnastics 36%
6. Boxing 32%
7. Formula 1 32%
8. Swimming 26%
9. Horse Racing 25%
10. Cycling 25%

Most Boring Sports Worldwide
1. Golf 70% Very/Quite Boring
2. U.S. Football 59%
3. Cricket 58%
4. Darts 58%
5. Snooker 57%
6. Basketball 52%
7. Horse Racing 52%
8. Cycling 50%
9. Formula 1 49%
10. Boxing 46%

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Top Selling MLS Player Jerseys
1. Miguel Almirón Atlanta United
2. Bastian Schweinsteiger Chicago Fire
3. Josef Martínez Atlanta United
4. Jordan Morris Seattle Sounders
5. David Villa NYCFC
6. Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders
7. Sebastian Giovinco Toronto FC
8. Kaká Orlando City FC
9. Andrea Pirlo NYCFC
10. Nicolás Lodeiro Seattle Sounders
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Friday
May142010

U.S. Makes Formal Presentation To Host FIFA World Cup In 2018, 2022

May 14, 2010: An official move to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup has been submitted by the USA Bid Committee to FIFA, the global governing body for soccer.

The U.S. last hosted the FIFA World Cup in 1994. The move comes as the U.S. National Team prepares to play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil.

A delegation from USA Bid Committee submitted the official U.S. Bid Book to host the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup in a formal ceremony at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

The submission of the official bid books begins a seven-month review process that will include site visits by FIFA executive committee members to each bidding nation and culminate with the selection of the host countries for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups on Dec. 2, 2010, in Zurich.

In addition to the U.S., Australia, England, Russia, Netherlands-Belgium and Portugal-Spain (the latter two represented jointly) submitted bids to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022; Japan, Qatar and South Korea are bidding to host the tournament in 2022.

“Submitting the U.S. Bid Book to FIFA is a major milestone in this process and the result of months of planning and hard work,” Sunil Gulati, chairman of the USA Bid Committee and president of U.S. Soccer, said in a statement. “But it also marks the beginning of the most critical portion of this bid in which we must make a compelling case to the 24-member FIFA Executive Committee that the United States is the right country to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022."

Among others supporting the U.S. bid are Mexico and CONCACAF, which has pledged the full support of the soccer governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean.

The U.S. bid book includes 18 host city finalists (alphabetically): Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, D.C.

The list of host cities includes 21 stadiums in compliance with FIFA’s requirements to be included in the bid book to FIFA. The venues average capacities of more than 76,000 spectators while 12 of the stadiums feature capacities between 75,000 and 94,000 fans.

The U.S. Bid Committee has launched a Web site and will follow with marketing with the tag, "The Game is in us."

Who's In, Who's Out In U.S. Bid For FIFA World Cup

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