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• The NBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks in The O2 on Thursday, Jan. 17. Marketing partners include Foot Locker, Gatorade, Nike, SAP and Tissot, with additional partners to be unveiled in the coming months.

• The Denver Broncos home field is getting a temporary name change to Broncos Stadium at Mile High. It had been Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but the national sporting goods retailer, which had been based in Englewood, Col., ceased operations in July 2016. A search for a more permanent naming rights holder is currently underway.

• Per AP Sports: Burger King in Russia ran a promotion on social media offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to any women who become pregnant by World Cup players. The offer was then deleted, In a statement Wednesday to AP, Burger King said, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online. (It) does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again.”

• The PGA TOUR has signed a deal with Facebook to distribute exclusive Saturday and Sunday live competition coverage, on a free basis, from eight tournaments leading into the FedExCup Playoffs for the 2017-18 season. Airing on Facebook Watch in the U.S., coverage begins at the Travelers Championship on June 23-24. Other events in 2018 include: Quicken Loans National; A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; John Deere Classic; RBC Canadian Open; World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational; Wyndham Championship; and The Northern Trust.

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MLB has released the leaders by position for the 2018 All-Star Game (as of June 19), with voting sponsored by Camping World. (Voting ends July 5 at 11:59 PM ET.)

American League: 1B José Abreu (Chicago White Sox), 2B José Altuve (Houston Astros), SS Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles), 3B  José Ramirez (Cleveland Indians); OF Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels). Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox); Wilson Ramos (Tampa Bay Rays), Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees); DH Victor Martinez (Detroit Tigers).

National League: 1B Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves), 2B Ozhaino Albies (Atlanta Braves), SS Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants), 3B Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies); OF Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers), Nick Markakis (Atlanta Braves), Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals); C Wilson Contreras (Chicago Cubs),Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants).

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (June 15-17)

1. Incredibles 2 - Disney - $180 M ($231.5M worldwide)
2. Ocean's 8 - Warner Bros. - $19.6M
3. Tag - Warner Bros. - $14.6M
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $9.1M
5. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $8.8M
6. Hereditary - A24 - $7M
7. Superfly - Sony - $6.3M
8. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $5.3M
9. Adrift - STX Entertainment - $2.1M
10. Book Club - Paramount - $1.9M
11. A Wrinkle In Time - Disney - $1.8M
12. Gotti - Vertical Entertainment - $1.7M

NOTE: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal $173.6M international (opens in U.S. June 22)

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Nov182009

BMW Signs As Automotive Partner For 2012 Summer Olympics In London

November 18, 2009: Automaker BMW said it has signed a deal with the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games to become a Tier One partner for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Financial terms were not disclosed, but analysts said the deal that could be worth upwards of $70 million (U.S.)

BMW said it would provide around 4,000 vehicles to be used in transporting athletes, officials and media during the London Games and Paralympics. BMW also joins LOCOG as a "sustainability partner" and will provide low-emission and electric vehicles, bicycles and motorbikes. BMW is expected to support with marketing that includes TV, print, outdoor and experiential.

The German-based company is the seventh Tier One LOCOG partner, joining adidas, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF Energy and Lloyds TSB.

"Operationally, an automotive deal is vital for any organizing committee and so I'm thrilled BMW is on board," Sebastian Coe, LOCOG chairman, said in a statement. "They share our vision to stage a sustainable Games in 2012 and will be a valued partner. On a commercial level, signing another Tier One partner in this challenging environment is a fantastic achievement but it goes to show the inspirational power of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games."

"Operationally, an automotive deal is vital for any organizing committee."

BMW said that part of the fleet will be wheelchair-accessible and that it would also convert some vehicles specifically to be used by disabled drivers and passengers.

“We see our partnership as a major opportunity, over the next three years and beyond, to focus attention on our range of the most fuel efficient premium cars — and also to shine a light on the future of individual mobility," Ian Robertson, a member of the board of management of BMW AG, responsible for sales and marketing, said in a statement. "This partnership will be an inspiration for our customers, employees, dealers and suppliers.

“Sustainability is a central pillar of our business and guides all aspects of our operations," Robertson said. "Therefore we have a natural affinity with London 2012 and its commitment to low carbon and healthy living.”

London 2012 Summer Olympics

IOC Worldwide Partners
Coca-Cola, GE, Panasonic, ACER, Atos Origin, McDonald's, Omega, Samsung, Visa

Tier 1 Official Partners

Adidias. BP, British Airways, BT, BMW, EDF Energy, Lloyds TSB

Tier 2 Official Supporters
Adecco, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook, UPS

Tier 3 Official Providers and Suppliers
Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, Crystal CG, Frreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Holiday Inn, McCann Worldgroup, Nielsen, Populous, Ticketmaster, Trident.
Source: LOCOG

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