agreement in which Harley-Davidson’s
logo will be featured on Bucks game
jerseys beginning this season. The logo
will also appear on the Bucks’ mobile
app, social media channels and website.
The International Surfing Association has signed a television deal with
global Eleven Sports. The broadcaster has acquired highlights to the ISA’s
premier events in 2017 including the
World Surfing Games in France, World
Stand-Up Paddle and Paddleboard
Championship in Denmark, World Junior Surfing Championship in Japan
and the World Adaptive Surfing Championship in California.
; Stephen Ducoff, the president and CEO of the Associ- ation of Chief Ex- ecutives for Sport (ACES),passedaway
August 29. He was 72. Ducoff had been
the head of ACES since the group’s
founding in 2007. He also previously served as executive director of the
Pikes Peak Lodging Association, president and CEO of the Billiard Congress
of America and president and CEO of
the Colorado Springs Sports Corp.
Donations in his name can be made to
the American Cancer Society.
Terry Kuca, who
served as assistant
of the Greater Fort
Convention Center for 25 years, passed
away on September 1 at the age of 57.
Prior to her time at the convention
center, Kuca worked at the Niagara
Falls Convention Bureau. A donation
in her name can be made to Divine
Mercy Parish or Roswell Park Cancer
Institute in Buffalo, New York. ;
GOVERNING BODY DOSSIER
Decisions on 2024 and 2028
O;er Stability to Olympics
The official vote awarding Paris the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games and Los Angeles the 2028 event made for one of the most anticlimactic International Olympic Committee
sessions in history. But all parties agreed
that whatever the final decision lacked
in drama, it made up for in goodwill and
stability for the Olympic movement.
Following the unanimous vote at the
IOC’s session in Lima, Peru, on September 13, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called the decision “a pretty radical
revolution” over a process that typically
leaves “two or three cities crying in a corner” when a single host is selected over
multiple bidders. “In this world, there
are enough losers, or enough divisions
or enough people who go after dreams
to have them crushed,” he said. “Today,
I think we model something that can be
different—that dreams can come true.”
Lengthy process. The vote marked
the end of a remarkable bid process for
the 2024 Games that saw several major
international cities drop out of the run-
ning—including Boston, the U.S. Olym-
pic Committee’s original finalist. Left with
just Paris and Los Angeles, the IOC be-
gan negotiating terms for each to host
the next two available summer events.
Los Angeles eventually agreed to wait an
additional four years, earning incentives
from the IOC that included an advance
of $1.8 billion for the planning, organiz-
ing, financing and staging of the Games.
Under terms of the deal, up to $160 mil-
lion can be used by the organizing com-
mittee to develop youth and sports-ori-
ented activities to be carried out in the
years leading up to the Games.
IOC officials said they were satisfied
with the conclusion, which offers 11 years
of hosting stability. “Over the course of
our evaluations, these two world-class
cities proved their ability to host exceptional Games,” said Patrick Baumann,
the secretary general of the International
Basketball Federation, who led the evaluation commission for both events. “The
candidatures are low-risk and high-re-ward, both for the Olympic movement
and the cities.”
Games return. The decision means
the Summer Games will return to the
U.S. for the first time since Atlanta hosted in 1996. The Los Angeles bid calls for
events to be held in clusters at venues
in downtown Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, Long Beach, the South Bay
and Anaheim. Athletes would be housed
in dormitories at UCLA, and members of
the media would stay at the University of
Southern California. ; JASON GEWIRTZ
> (From left) Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo,
IOC President Thomas Bach and L.A.
Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrate the win.