Olympics

Business
12:37 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Advertisers bet big on Olympic Games

Batra says there has been some turnover in Olympic sponsors, but companies like GE and VISA remain.
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While the Super Bowl is big for advertisers, the Olympics are also a coveted time for companies. Current State’s Emanuele Berry spoke with Rajeev Batra, a professor of marketing at the University of Michigan. He is an expert in global branding and advertising and explains what it means to be an Olympic sponsor.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:23 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

What if Detroit hosted the '68 Olympic Games?

With seven tries, Detroit has the most unsuccessful bids to host the Olympic Games.
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Radio Made in Michigan
11:05 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Audio Postcard: Young Lansing skaters off to nationals

Hannah Miller (left), Devin Pascoe (center) and Maeve Pascoe (right) are three of the five local skaters heading to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Credit Kevin Lavery/WKAR

Five of mid-Michigan’s finest figure skaters will soon be on their way to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.  The week-long event begins January 5 in Boston.

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NewsRoom
3:44 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Michigan House Welcomes Flint's Gold Medal Boxer

Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields receives a proclamation from the State of Michigan recognizing her achievement.
Kevin Lavery WKAR

Members of the Michigan House of Representatives are welcoming home Flint native Claressa Shields, the first Olympic gold medalist in women’s boxing. 

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NewsRoom
6:44 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Jordyn Wieber Wears Team Gold in London

Mark Bashore WKAR

The Americans lived up to the hype and then some, winning their first Olympic gold medal in women's gymnastics since 1996.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Fri July 27, 2012

JORDYN WIEBER AND THE OLYMPICS: DeWitt Has "Wieber Fever"

Elena and Mason Sermak are rooting for Jordyn Wieber to bring a gold medal home to DeWitt. They got her autograph on a cereal box.
Scott Pohl/WKAR

WKAR’s Scott Pohl pays a visit to DeWitt, the little town north of Lansing that’s awash with Wieber Fever.

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Thu July 26, 2012

JORDYN WIEBER AND THE OLYMPICS: Rita Wieber Offers Advice as ‘Gym Mom’

Mark Bashore WKAR

Only three days remain before DeWitt gymnast Jordyn Wieber begins her much-anticipated medal quest at the 2012 Olympics.

Long before her daughter’s Olympic potential was clear, Rita Wieber wanted to write a book to help guide other gymnastics parents with what she learned. That part of the Wiebers’ journey can be explored in the new book, “Gym Mom:  Surviving Your Daughter's Gymnastics Career.”

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NewsRoom
12:00 am
Wed July 25, 2012

JORDYN WIEBER AND THE OLYMPICS: Lansing Sportswriter Will Cover The Games

Joe Rexrode of the Lansing State Journal will cover the Olympic Games for Gannett Newspapers.
Scott Pohl, WKAR

The Olympic Games begin with opening ceremonies in London on Friday.

DeWitt’s Jordyn Wieber will compete for a gymnastics Gold Medal beginning on Sunday. Over the next three days, we’ll have several stories looking at the excitement that’s building around her quest for a medal.

Sportswriter Joe Rexrode of the Lansing State Journal will be in London to write about the Games. This will be his first Olympics.

Rexrode told WKAR’s Scott Pohl that his coverage will extend beyond the Jordyn Wieber story.

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