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Official Airline Of The 1984 Olympics  
User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 610 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4183 times:

I just came across an article about the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
was just wondering, was there an "Official Airline" of that Olympics?
Not sure who had a hub or large operation there at that time.

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User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4163 times:

United Airlines was the official carrier of the 1984 Summer Olympics. Pan AM and Flying Tigers were
the official carriers of the 1984 Winter Olympics.



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4136 times:

Quote:
Pan AM and Flying Tigers were the official carriers of the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Kind of odd that JAT wouldn't have been the official airline, huh?



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User currently offlineDiscoverCSG From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4092 times:

Quoting GARUDAROD (Reply 1):
Pan AM and Flying Tigers were
the official carriers of the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Isn't Flying Tigers a cargo service?


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4053 times:

Quoting DiscoverCSG (Reply 3):
Isn't Flying Tigers a cargo service?

Was a cargo carrier. They were bought out by FedEx in 1989. I remember my dad driving us around Loop Road @ ATL and seeing their bare metal 747s.


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7401 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4014 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 2):
Kind of odd that JAT wouldn't have been the official airline, huh?

It is a matter of who is willing to pay the asking price. For the 2012 London Summer Olympics I understand that the asking price is $80 million. And what do you get for that? Just the right to put the Olympic logo of your aircraft, your stationery and your advertisements and call yourself 'Official Airline 2012 London Olympics'. It is not even like the other major sponsors who get the monopoly on sales of their type of product on all the Olympic sites as, rather obviously, few if any would go to an Olympic site top purchase a ticket. Equally buying a carbonated drink or the extra roll of film (if you have not gone electronic) on the Internet is equally unlikely.

At $80 million I am prepared to bet that none of the obvious candidates like BA, BD and VS will sponsor London 2012. EK is a much more likely bet.


User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

Quoting VV701 (Reply 5):
At $80 million I am prepared to bet that none of the obvious candidates like BA, BD and VS will sponsor London 2012. EK is a much more likely bet.

I'm with you on that. I believe EK was the official airline of the World Cup last year (in Germany), right? All you have to do is pay . . . .


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7401 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3842 times:

Quoting Pgtravel (Reply 6):
I believe EK was the official airline of the World Cup last year (in Germany), right? All you have to do is pay . . . .

Yup:

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and it cost them millions!

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And how much did dba get from Puma for this?:

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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3524 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

Well it wasn't Aeroflot  Wink


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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

I have a partial list. Can anyone fill in the blanks or find the mistakes?

Summer
1984 - Los Angeles - United
1988 - Seoul - Korean Airlines
1992 - Barcelona - Iberia (?)
1996 - Atlanta- Delta
2000 - Sydney- Ansett
2004 - Athens - Olympic
2008 - Beijing - Air China (?)
2012 - London - (?)

Winter
1984 - Sarajevo - Pan AM and Flying Tigers
1988 - Calgary - Canadian (?)
1992 - Albertville - Air France
1994 - Lillehammer - SAS (?)
1998 - Nagano - Japan Airlines
2002 - Salt Lake City - Delta
2006 - Torino - Alitalia (?)
2010 - Vancouver - Air Canada



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5678 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3673 times:
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Quoting VV701 (Reply 5):
And what do you get for that?

Not very much, same reason IBM is no longer the IT provider to the Olympics, all got too expensive, too hard for too little return.



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User currently offlineB52murph From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3581 times:

Quoting Centrair (Reply 9):
1996 - Atlanta- Delta



Quoting Centrair (Reply 9):
2002 - Salt Lake City - Delta

How convienient for DL....two back-to-back games in the U.S. and in each of their Hub cities. I suppose they probably felt like they had little choice but to be the official sponsor... Wink


User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 610 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3575 times:

Quoting Centrair (Reply 9):
Summer
1984 - Los Angeles - United
1988 - Seoul - Korean Airlines
1992 - Barcelona - Iberia (?)
1996 - Atlanta- Delta
2000 - Sydney- Ansett
2004 - Athens - Olympic
2008 - Beijing - Air China (?)
2012 - London - (?)

Winter
1984 - Sarajevo - Pan AM and Flying Tigers
1988 - Calgary - Canadian (?)
1992 - Albertville - Air France
1994 - Lillehammer - SAS (?)
1998 - Nagano - Japan Airlines
2002 - Salt Lake City - Delta
2006 - Torino - Alitalia (?)
2010 - Vancouver - Air Canada

Kind of sad that some of the listed airlines are
no longer around... Ansett, Pan Am, Canadian.
seems like the exposure and the "bragging rights"
did not do much for them.


User currently offlineCHI787ORD From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

If the 2016 games come to Chicago, I could see an sponsorship war between UA and AA. Although UA is Chicago's hometown airline, AA certainly gives them a run for their money.

User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

Quoting CHI787ORD (Reply 13):
If the 2016 games come to Chicago, I could see an sponsorship war between UA and AA. Although UA is Chicago's hometown airline, AA certainly gives them a run for their money.

That is unless EK has started double dailies in which they will put up twice as much as the combined bid of UA and AA. But do you really think AA would give UA the run for them money. AA may have a hub, UA has the HQ. (good luck Chicago...has better chance over Tokyo...stupid major can't stop insulting other cultures.)

I fear that EK will be the official airline for all major international sporting events someday.

Curiousity...Who is the official airline of the 2007 Cricket World Cup? (Being held in the West Indies)

Edit: Found answer...can you believe it? It is EK. They don't even serve the West Indies. Yet they have an elite contract with the International Cricket Council.

Edit 2:
EK -
2006 Soccer World Cup
2007 Cricket World Cup
2007 America's Cup

[Edited 2007-04-19 08:15:59]

[Edited 2007-04-19 08:26:48]


Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineAirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3218 times:

You know DEN is thinking about a Olympic bid I wonder if Frontier could get the official airline stamp?? I could see the animals competing in the different sports on the back of the Airbus's it would be cool!


-Carl



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User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3170 times:

Was there a sponsor to the 1976 games? Probably Air Canada..shoulda been Quebecair

User currently offlineSkyduster From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3163 times:

Quoting VV701 (Reply 5):
It is a matter of who is willing to pay the asking price.

But was that the case in 1984? (with Sarajevo) I think that world trade regulations weren't then what they are today. There was much more state protectionism, and I would expect that to be the case in 1980s Yugoslavia.



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User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 907 posts, RR: 36
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3110 times:

Excuse my ignorance, but JAT was wearing "Official Olympic Carrier" titles during the mid -80s.

So if that not qualifies an Airline to be "official", then what does?


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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7401 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Quoting WDBRR (Reply 12):
Kind of sad that some of the listed airlines are
no longer around... Ansett, Pan Am, Canadian.
seems like the exposure and the "bragging rights"
did not do much for them.

Cause or effect? If they had kept their money . . .


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2924 times:

I think any discussion of this topic before the 1984 Los Angeles Summer games is moot.

Peter Ueberroth started the craze as a way to pay for what would have otherwise been an adventure in bankruptcy, he totally changed the way the game was played then, and today.
Olympic games cannot survive on entrance fees alone, like most spectator sporting events.

Before then, the Olympics were not as heavily commercialized as they are now. Before 1984, you would have found loose partnerships, but nothing on the scale of one company per segment as we see now.

As for JAT, being an official Olympic Carrier, I would propose the Olympic committee had a few of those designations, and if one looks real hard, they could probably find designations for a good deal more in addition to aforementioned Pan Am and Flying Tigers.



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User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2780 times:

Quote:
2012 - London - (?)

Safe bet that BA will be the carrier in 2012.....



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2689 times:

Quoting Bmacleod (Reply 21):
Safe bet that BA will be the carrier in 2012.....

I don't know...given their rivalry, I wouldn't be surprised to see Virgin Atlantic bid for it. SRB loves outshowing BA.


User currently offlineSpencerII From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Quoting VV701 (Reply 5):
It is a matter of who is willing to pay the asking price. For the 2012 London Summer Olympics I understand that the asking price is $80 million. And what do you get for that? Just the right to put the Olympic logo of your aircraft, your stationery and your advertisements and call yourself 'Official Airline 2012 London Olympics'. It is not even like the other major sponsors who get the monopoly on sales of their type of product on all the Olympic sites as, rather obviously, few if any would go to an Olympic site top purchase a ticket. Equally buying a carbonated drink or the extra roll of film (if you have not gone electronic) on the Internet is equally unlikely.

At $80 million I am prepared to bet that none of the obvious candidates like BA, BD and VS will sponsor London 2012. EK is a much more likely bet.

Along with that there is something like you must agree to an amount of aproximately $100 mil in verifiable marketing that will
include the Olympic Logo and games in your marketing materials for a period of time.


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