Sports Business Olympics


  • Beijing's Big Steelmaker Announces Games Pollution Cut Sunday, 13 Jul 2008 | 10:08 PM ET

    One of China's biggest steelmakers, Shougang, has announced it will slash production at its Beijing plant, bowing to pressure to help clean the city's grimy skies for the Olympic Games.

  • A "Toast" To The USA Wrestling Team Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 2:45 PM ET
    Rulon's Reuben is named after Olympic wrestler Rulon Gardner.

    There are lots of ways to raise money for an Olympic team. One is through a boring direct mail campaign, which I got in the mail. Another is to raise money creatively -- like having the proceeds of a sandwich go to a team.

  • Beijing Pollution Threatens Success of Summer Games Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 2:54 PM ET
    Buildings seen through thick pollution in Beijing, China.

    Visitors to this summer’s Beijing Olympics will get an immediate lesson in the environmental cost of China's break-neck economic development: the world's worst air pollution.

  • Australia's Rudd to Attend Olympics, Critics Fume Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 1:08 AM ET

    Australia's Mandarin-speaking Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Thursday he would attend the Beijing Olympics, ignoring human rights activists' demands that he boycott the event over China's Tibet crackdown.

  • The "What's Next" Trade: Olympics Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 6:32 PM ET

    The Beijing games are a little less than two months away but as far as Wall Street is concerned they might as well be over. So, what’s the next trade?

  • Should World Leaders Skip the Olympics? Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 5:40 PM ET

    The controversy over China's treatment of  Tibet has had many discussing whether world leaders should skip the summer Olympics in Beijing.  A survey  in Germany and France found a majority believe their leaders should not attend the Opening Ceremonies.

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    Motion Picture Association of America boss Dan Glickman talks about Beijing's efforts to crack down on film piracy ahead of the summer Olympics.

  • Limited Airline Options For Travelers Monday, 19 May 2008 | 9:16 AM ET

    U.S. Olympic fans looking to fly to Beijing  for the summer games will find a limited choice of options originating from the US, but they'll find a spanking new airport terminal and light rail line.

  • Travelers Face Narrowing Options For Olympic Games Friday, 16 May 2008 | 5:53 PM ET
    Airplane Takeoff

    Travelers to the  Olympic Games this August in China better book airline tickets soon, but a dramatic buildup of Western hotels—many still just coming on-line —should make finding a room less of a challenge.

  • History is supposed to repeat itself. But I guarantee you, we have never in the history of the sports seen something like this Olympic swimsuit controversy. If you haven't been following this amazing story, here's the nuts and bolts of it.

  • Olympic Sponsors: Are They Getting "Hurt" By The Games? Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 4:32 PM ET
    2008 Olympics Beijing

    Michael Maslansky of Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research just went on the air with me. His company polled 1,000 people online and asked them various questions about the Olympics. Here is the most important question. How much more or less likely are you to buy a product...

  • Olympic Sponsors: Some Pulling Back On Hospitality Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 12:11 PM ET
    2008 Olympics Beijing

    Everyone has been focused on the Olympic sponsors and whether any one of them that ponied up tens of millions of dollars would dare pull out as a sponsor to the Olympics in Beijing in protest.

  • Olympic Sponsors Plan to Stay Put Despite Protests Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 6:38 PM ET
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    While passing the Olympic torch has become a focal point for demonstrations over China's human rights record, major sponsors of the games aren't expected to flame out over the controversy.

  • Torch China Stocks? Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    The Olympics are becoming a major headache for China as calls for a boycott intensify. With protests mounting, should you sell China stocks before this summer’s games?

  • Dow Jones has created a Summer Games Index to track the companies involved in the Olympics.  How is it reacting to the protests?

  • Olympic Flame "Torched" In San Francisco? Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 8:49 AM ET
    2008 Olympics Beijing

    I am here in San Francisco, the only U.S. Olympic torch stop, wondering, is this one of the last times we will see the flame until Beijing? Will the International Olympic Committee buckle to one of the most disruptive protests in the history of the Olympic Games by canceling the worldwide torch relay?

  • Chinese Economy Can Avoid Post-Games Slump Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 1:46 AM ET
    China's National Flag

    China's economy will avoid a post-Olympics recession, thanks to its vast size, rising consumer spending and big appetite for investment, one of the country's top economic advisers told a state newspaper.

  • Policeman Killed as Tibetan Unrest Continues Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 12:33 AM ET
    Dalai Lama

    A mob wielding stones and knives killed a Chinese policeman in a Tibetan part of western China, state media said on Tuesday, in a sign that unrest continues despite a massive influx of police and troops.

  • Tibetans Dispute Official Claim of No Riot Deaths Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 10:01 PM ET

    Tibetans in China's mountainous southwestern province of Sichuan on Friday disputed the government's claim that nobody was killed in anti-Chinese riots there this week, saying they believed several died.

  • China Warns of "Life and Death Struggle" Over Tibet Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 11:16 PM ET
    Dalai Lama

    China warned of a "life and death" struggle with the Dalai Lama on Wednesday, as it sought to end a wave of protests in its Tibetan regions with arrests and tightened political control.