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Social sharing has become biggest thing in sports marketing
Adweek
What most brands and agencies don't know, or don't act on, is that sponsorship is a new game now, one most are playing by old rules. If you are still slapping logos on stadium signage and hoping that counts as "unique impressions," you've got a problem.
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NHL commissioner headlines 'The Morning Sports Report'
Greater Columbus Sports Commission
The Greater Columbus Sports Commission will host its 11th annual The Morning Sports Report, presented by Marathon, providing attendees an inside look at Central Ohio's sports scene, featuring its teams, notable figures and upcoming events. The Morning Sports Report will celebrate the National Hockey League hosting its 60th All-Star Celebration in Columbus January 24-25, 2015 at Nationwide Arena. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will be interviewed, along with Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations/Alternate Governor John Davidson and Blue Jackets players.
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31 BC Games Alumni at 2014 Commonwealth Games
BC Games Society
Following on the heels of the successful Nanaimo 2014 BC Summer Games, where 2414 athletes had their first multisport experience, there is a new focus on the 2014 Commonwealth Games set to take place in Glasgow, July 23-Aug. 3. The BC Games are a stepping stone for athletes to progress to higher levels of competition including the Commonwealth Games. Team Canada at the 2014Commonwealth Games includes 31 BC Games alumni taking part in 10 sports.
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Erie Sports Commission announces new hire
Erie Sports Commission
The Erie Sports Commission announced the hiring of Emily Biddle in the newly created position of Communications Manager. Originally from Oil City, Biddle began volunteering with the Erie Sports Commission in 2013. She performed various administrative tasks for the ESC, especially as the lead coordinator for the volunteer program. Her efforts were especially vital to the success of The Biggest Loser RunWalk.
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The Wenatchee Valley in Central Washington State. Regardless of the season, we’ve got your sports event covered. For example, this weekend, the Inland Empire Swimming Championships will take place at our outdoor 50-meter pool. Then, the following weekend, the PNIC Figure Skating Championships will be held at our state-of-the-art indoor Town Toyota Center. See for yourself why great events like these choose a great place to play!

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16 BC Summer Games athletes recognized for outstanding leadership
BC Games Society
Sixteen talented athletes and outstanding community leaders were recognized with a Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo. The bursary recipients were chosen from over 350 applicants for their significant achievements in sport and education and most importantly for their leadership contributions to their schools, community or sport associations.
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Give Eddie Ford the assist for AAU championships in Kentucky
The Courier-Journal
He's not someone you would recognize, unless you're a high school or college basketball coach. But make no mistake about it, Eddie Ford is one of the biggest reasons teams and players from around the country have converged on Louisville this week for the AAU National Championships and Super Showcase. Or, as he likes to call it, a "buffet of basketball."
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Stadium upgrades latest trend for NFL teams
First Coast News
The Jacksonville Jaguars $63 million renovation is only a small slice of the billion dollar pie the National Football League is using to put fans back in their seats. Nine NFL teams are spending over $1 billion this off-season to improve the fan experience in stadiums.
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Losing Korean baseball team replaces fans with cheering robots
Time
Korea's Hanwha Eagles baseball team has added cheering, chanting robots to their stadium seats. Hanwha's robot fans will work as stand-ins for human fans who can't attend a game. Remote fans will be able to control some of the robots' movements and can even upload an image of their face to be shown on the machine's screen.
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Social sharing has become biggest thing in sports marketing
Adweek
What most brands and agencies don't know, or don't act on, is that sponsorship is a new game now, one most are playing by old rules. If you are still slapping logos on stadium signage and hoping that counts as "unique impressions," you've got a problem.

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Defining the roles of sports commissions and convention & visitors bureaus
NASC
We're often asked, should we develop a sports commission into our marketplace? What's the difference between a sports commission and convention and visitors bureau?

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Small towns see boost from cycle tourists
Casper Star-Tribune
Every year, thousands of cyclists mount bikes loaded with camping gear, clothes and maps and trek across the United States. Some follow their own route, but many follow the popular, nationally recognized Trans-America Trail, which stretches from Virginia to Oregon.

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Miracle League illustrates the healing power of baseball
Daily News
With the backing of Dan DeVos and the West Michigan Sports Commission, the West Michigan Miracle League has no plans of slowing down. They have already begun working to raise finances to open a disability accessible playground near the baseball field.
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Being there isn't everything for college football fans
The Gazette
Talk about the "game-day experience" all you want, but for people who lead busy lives and to whom time and convenience are as important as cost, watching college football games from the comfort of home may have a lot more plusses than journeying to a stadium to do so. Baseball and hockey are better seen in person than on television. Football is not. That's nothing new, but it's brought home more and more by various factors. It starts, of course, with time and money.
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San Antonio may be home of Los Raiders
San Antonio Express-News
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and two top lieutenants met recently with several San Antonio officials to discuss the potential of moving his NFL team from the Bay Area to the Alamo City, local leaders involved in the talks confirmed. San Antonio has often been used as a bargaining chip for pro sports franchises trying to negotiate better deals in their own respective cities, but sources have characterized Davis' interest in San Antonio to be at least somewhat more serious.
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