from Shop Talk:

Olympic Gold for Coke, McDonald’s and Visa

March 11, 2010

rings1When is Olympic sponsorship money well spent? A Performance Research poll shows it may depend on how the funds are used.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Lay down the run! And update your Olympic lingo

By marymilliken
February 19, 2010

OLYMPICS-SNOWBOARDING/In the skiing and snowboarding events at the Olympic Games these days, we have many a super athlete giving us mere mortals lessons in linguistics.  It's actually sick, in modern terms that is.

Where flags of convenience figure large

January 22, 2010

At the European figure skating championships this week I kept wondering how it was possible that whichever skater was on the ice, there always seemed to be lots of fans waving just the right flag.

from MacroScope:

Asking a banker about the Olympics

November 4, 2009

Henrique Meirelles, Brazil's highly rated central bank president, gave unusual insight into current thinking at the International Olympic Committee in a speech in Oxford the other night.

Should golf be back on the Olympic schedule?

October 10, 2009

Friday’s announcement in Copenhagen that golf would be added to the Olympic schedule from the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro sparked joyous reaction from players past and present, along with a few dissenting voices.

Chicago bid boss says regional voting, IOC-USOC friction costly

October 6, 2009

ryan1A family feud and voters backing the city in their region in the first round led to Chicago’s early exit in last week’s voting to determine the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics, the head of that city’s bid said.

from Raw Japan:

Tokyo lights go out

October 3, 2009

Tokyo's failure to win the 2016 Olympic bid triggered bemused shrugs and a rush for the exits at Tokyo Tower when the result was announced well past midnight on Saturday morning. In truth, no one at the bid party in the Tower seemed to really expect Tokyo to win.

Olympics 2016 decision day: live blog

October 2, 2009

Join us for our live blog on the day of the decision for the 2016 Olympic Games, with Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo the four candidate cities.
Comments are open, so please give us your views and predictions, and we have a poll running, so give us your vote as well!

When Owen met Oprah

October 1, 2009


On the subject of the 2016 Olympics (see a couple of posts below, or click here) this is what happened when Owen Wyatt met Oprah Winfrey late on Wednesday.

Will the Obama effect win the 2016 Games for Chicago?

September 30, 2009

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Michelle Obama arrived in Copenhagen on Wednesday to begin a significant lobbying effort for Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, with her husband expected to join her on the day of Friday’s vote.