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• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on television, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here.

• San Manuel Casino, under the auspices of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, has signed a deal to become a Founding Partner for Allegiant Stadium, scheduled to open at the home of the Raiders for the 2020 NFL season when the franchise relocates from Oakland to Las Vegas.

• The XFL has named David Michael as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Michael was most recently chief information officer for The Madison Square Garden Company and previously was with GroupM North America, UBM Tech and PR Newswire.

• 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. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
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3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
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6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

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• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Jun202019

All Together Now: USOC Changes Name To U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee

By Barry Janoff

June 20, 2019: In what was called a “historic moment for the Paralympic Movement in the United States,” the United States Olympic Committee has formally changed its name to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee

The change followed a unanimous vote by the now USOPC board “celebrating the athletes of Team USA and the Paralympic Movement in the United States.”

USOPC said it is one of only four organizations in the world to manage both Olympic and Paralympic sport at the national level, and the first to include the distinction in its official name and marks.

The change comes just over a year until the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (July 24-Aug. 9), followed by the Paralympic Games (Aug. 25-Sept. 6).

“This is a proud day for Paralympic and Olympic sport in the United States and a change that is representative of our organization’s commitment to inclusivity,” Susanne Lyon, USOPC chair, said via the organization.

“While the name is new, our dedication to Paralympics is an established value — evidenced by the number of Paralympic athletes who receive support and by the strength of the U.S. Paralympic Team.

“The world-class Paralympic athletes — and staff who support them — deserve this recognition as outstanding representatives of Team USA,” said Lyons.

USOPC said that name change is “effective immediately as seen through updated marks on social and digital platforms.”

Physical changes will be made as soon as possible “with a goal of completion in 2020” to signage at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Centers, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Sites, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee headquarters in Colorado Springs, Col., and all associated properties.

The U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame will be renamed the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame.

“This is a historic moment for the Paralympic Movement in the United States,” Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee, said via the organization.

“To see the USOPC make this inclusive statement by changing its name demonstrates the true parallel nature of the Olympic and Paralympic movements. This change lays a strong foundation to transform the Paralympic Movement as we look toward the Los Angeles Games in 2028 and beyond.”

According to Sarah Hirshland, CEO for USOPC, “The decision to change the organization’s name represents a continuation of our long-standing commitment to create an inclusive environment for Team USA athletes.

“Paralympic athletes are integral to the makeup of Team USA, and our mission to inspire current and future generations of Americans. The new name represents a renewed commitment to that mission and the ideals that we seek to advance, both here at home and throughout the worldwide Olympic and Paralympic movements.”

“The world-class Paralympic athletes — and staff who support them — deserve this recognition as outstanding representatives of Team USA."

The change follows a major move taken on Sept. 21, 2018, when the then USOC board voted to increase monetary awards for medal-earning U.S. Paralympic athletes to equal those made to medal-earning U.S. Olympic athletes.

Operation Gold Awards for U.S. Paralympians were increased by as much as 400%.

U.S. Paralympians who earned a medal at the PyeongChang 2018 Games received retroactive payments for their performances, with the award parity now reflected in all future Games.

IOC global partners include Alibaba Group, Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, Intel, Omega, P&G, Samsung, Toyota and Visa.

USOPC partners include 24 Hour Fitness, Adecco Group, Chobani, Deloitte, DeVry University, The Hartford, Hershey, Highmark, JetSet Sports, Kellogg’s, Liberty Mutual, Milk Life, Nabisco, Nike, Oakley, Polo Ralph Lauren, Smucker’s, United and USG.

Worldwide Paralympic Partners include Atos, Bridgestone, Ottobock, Panasonic, Samsung, Toyota and Visa.

USOC Adds More Gold To Paralympics Competition

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