A weekly digest of the top Canadian sports business news, tweets, and more. All links are curated by hand by the Sports Business Canada team. Posted every Sunday/Monday. Submit your links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GSP Back To UFC
After a three year layoff, Georges St-Pierre is set to return to the Octagon. With major stars on sabbatical or retiring GSP was in a perfect position to negotiate a UFC contract and mount a comeback.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 15, 2017
Calgary’s Olympic Dreams
The City of Calgary is determining the feasibility of bidding and hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics. The bid would be a tough one with Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, USA, Finland/Norway, Japan, and Kazahkstan all having expressed interest.
— #Sportsbiz Canada (@sportsbizcanada) February 17, 2017
Regina to Host 100th Memorial Cup
The province that produced Gordie Howe will get a hockey celebration as the Regina Pats host the 2018 Mastercard Memorial Cup.
— CanadianHockeyLeague (@CHLHockey) February 18, 2017
Nominate Future Sportsbiz Pros
Our man in Toronto Chris Dunne caught up with 5 to Watch, an organization that recognizes young sports business professionals. Nominate someone deserving by February 28, 2017.
— #Sportsbiz Canada (@sportsbizcanada) February 21, 2017
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