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  • Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

    After all his achievements as the Greatest Of All Time(GOAT), he is worth every penny. Glad the organizers recognize that.

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    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news ... paris-meet


    Organizers will pay the Jamaican sprinter US$300,000 for taking part, Boquillet said, describing the fee as standard for a runner of Bolt's caliber.

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    Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

    They better hope he doesn't false start!! :shock:

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    • #3
      Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

      Originally posted by jamboy
      After all his achievements as the Greatest Of All Time(GOAT), he is worth every penny. Glad the organizers recognize that.

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      http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news ... paris-meet


      Organizers will pay the Jamaican sprinter US$300,000 for taking part, Boquillet said, describing the fee as standard for a runner of Bolt's caliber.
      How many seats would be empty if Mr. Bolt were not there?

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      • #4
        Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

        Originally posted by aaronk
        They better hope he doesn't false start!! :shock:
        Its an appearance fee and not a running fee and thus, if he false starts, he still gets paid.

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        • #5
          Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

          Originally posted by Dave
          Originally posted by jamboy
          After all his achievements as the Greatest Of All Time(GOAT), he is worth every penny. Glad the organizers recognize that.

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          http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news ... paris-meet


          Organizers will pay the Jamaican sprinter US$300,000 for taking part, Boquillet said, describing the fee as standard for a runner of Bolt's caliber.
          How many seats would be empty if Mr. Bolt were not there?
          Bolt typically draws a full house whenever he runs. It has been 3 years since he has run in the US and I really hope he comes this year.

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          • #6
            Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

            Originally posted by jamboy
            Bolt typically draws a full house whenever he runs. It has been 3 years since he has run in the US and I really hope he comes this year.
            You mean 5 years

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            • #7
              Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

              Originally posted by ATK
              Originally posted by jamboy
              Bolt typically draws a full house whenever he runs. It has been 3 years since he has run in the US and I really hope he comes this year.
              You mean 5 years
              Bolt ran on the Jamaica 4 x 100m team at the 2010 Penn Relays. 3 years ago.

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndcMIxuMjD0



              I am sure if Nike(main sponsor for the Penn Relays) and USA Track and Field wants Bolt to run at this year's Penn Relays, they could work out something$$$$$. I hope they try because Track and Field definitely needs a lift in the US and Bolt could do it.


              It was an incredible experience with Bolt and 55,000 die hard fans cheering him on in 2010. I am lucky to have been at the event in person.

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              • #8
                Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

                Given the Penn Relays is very close to sold out every year anyway, why throw $$$ at Bolt?

                The two US DL differ in their lack of impetus to chase him.

                Pre doesn't need that many more bums on seats (and why would Nike throw a Puma man so much?).

                And the NYC meet simply doesn't have a big enough stadium to hold any big leap in crowd (and as before for Adidas as sponsor).

                Why can Paris justify such payments? Stade de France has a capacity close to 80,000. Given they've struggled to half-fill the stadium in recent years, a boost of 10-15,000 would no doubt warrant the $$ forked out here.

                Try and reproduce that maths for Penn, Pre or NYC...

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                • #9
                  Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

                  Originally posted by jamboy
                  Originally posted by ATK
                  Originally posted by jamboy
                  Bolt typically draws a full house whenever he runs. It has been 3 years since he has run in the US and I really hope he comes this year.
                  You mean 5 years
                  Bolt ran on the Jamaica 4 x 100m team at the 2010 Penn Relays. 3 years ago.

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndcMIxuMjD0



                  I am sure if Nike(main sponsor for the Penn Relays) and USA Track and Field wants Bolt to run at this year's Penn Relays, they could work out something$$$$$. I hope they try because Track and Field definitely needs a lift in the US and Bolt could do it.


                  It was an incredible experience with Bolt and 55,000 die hard fans cheering him on in 2010. I am lucky to have been at the event in person.
                  Ah your right, was thinking individual event.

                  Yea was there as well. Bolt came out, did a stride on the infield, crowd goes crazy....

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                  • #10
                    Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

                    Originally posted by AS
                    Given the Penn Relays is very close to sold out every year anyway, why throw $$$ at Bolt?

                    The two US DL differ in their lack of impetus to chase him.

                    Pre doesn't need that many more bums on seats (and why would Nike throw a Puma man so much?).

                    And the NYC meet simply doesn't have a big enough stadium to hold any big leap in crowd (and as before for Adidas as sponsor).

                    Why can Paris justify such payments? Stade de France has a capacity close to 80,000. Given they've struggled to half-fill the stadium in recent years, a boost of 10-15,000 would no doubt warrant the $$ forked out here.

                    Try and reproduce that maths for Penn, Pre or NYC...
                    You just gave us all the reasons why we probably won't see Bolt run in the US anytime soon.

                    One important aspect you forgot is sponsorship money. I am sure the meet organisers raise alot of money from sponsors.

                    The JAAA puts on the Jamaica Invitational every year. Last year's budget was close to JA$25 million dollars with most of the monies coming from high level sponsors of the meet. The meet attracts high level stars every year like Jeter, Richards, Bolt, Blake, Fraser, etc.

                    Gate receipts alone cannot pay for a meet budget.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

                      Originally posted by jamboy
                      You just gave us all the reasons why we probably won't see Bolt run in the US anytime soon.

                      One important aspect you forgot is sponsorship money. I am sure the meet organisers raise alot of money from sponsors.

                      The JAAA puts on the Jamaica Invitational every year. Last year's budget was close to JA$25 million dollars with most of the monies coming from high level sponsors of the meet. The meet attracts high level stars every year like Jeter, Richards, Bolt, Blake, Fraser, etc.

                      Gate receipts alone cannot pay for a meet budget.
                      When US meets get wall-to-wall LIVE network TV coverage sponsors MIGHT jump on board. And hence we enter a chicken and egg problem:

                      Meet promoter: We need your $$ to get Usain Bolt
                      Sponsor: I'd love that.He's a cool dude. But is the meet (and my brand/logo) gonna be seen by a bazillion people??
                      Meet promoter: Well, we might get live coverage if Bolt signs on
                      Sponsor: Cool, I'll jump on board once that happens
                      Meet promoter: But we need your $$ to get Usain Bolt...

                      And on it goes...

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                      • #12
                        Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

                        Originally posted by AS
                        Originally posted by jamboy
                        You just gave us all the reasons why we probably won't see Bolt run in the US anytime soon.

                        One important aspect you forgot is sponsorship money. I am sure the meet organisers raise alot of money from sponsors.

                        The JAAA puts on the Jamaica Invitational every year. Last year's budget was close to JA$25 million dollars with most of the monies coming from high level sponsors of the meet. The meet attracts high level stars every year like Jeter, Richards, Bolt, Blake, Fraser, etc.

                        Gate receipts alone cannot pay for a meet budget.
                        When US meets get wall-to-wall LIVE network TV coverage sponsors MIGHT jump on board. And hence we enter a chicken and egg problem:

                        Meet promoter: We need your $$ to get Usain Bolt
                        Sponsor: I'd love that.He's a cool dude. But is the meet (and my brand/logo) gonna be seen by a bazillion people??
                        Meet promoter: Well, we might get live coverage if Bolt signs on
                        Sponsor: Cool, I'll jump on board once that happens
                        Meet promoter: But we need your $$ to get Usain Bolt...

                        And on it goes...
                        Well, if USA Track and Field, Nike, Addidas, etc get involved and are serious about it, it can happen. Unfortunately, Bolt is neither a NIke or an Addidas athleted(he is Puma) and thus, they may not want to go all out to do it.

                        Curious as to what incentives they gave to him to run at the 2010 Penn Relays. I am not sure if professional athletes get paid to run at Penns.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

                          Originally posted by AS

                          When US meets get wall-to-wall LIVE network TV coverage sponsors MIGHT jump on board. And hence we enter a chicken and egg problem:

                          Meet promoter: We need your $$ to get Usain Bolt
                          Sponsor: I'd love that.He's a cool dude. But is the meet (and my brand/logo) gonna be seen by a bazillion people??
                          Meet promoter: Well, we might get live coverage if Bolt signs on
                          Sponsor: Cool, I'll jump on board once that happens
                          Meet promoter: But we need your $$ to get Usain Bolt...

                          And on it goes...
                          What US Diamond League meet is not on live television?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

                            Ran into Bolt a few weeks ago. He said he plans to be at the New York Diamond League meet, but no Eugene (I'm not sure if he's ever run at Pre) and Penn is very unlikely (I took it as a "no.").

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                            • #15
                              Re: Paris DL to pay bolt US$300,000 to run

                              Originally posted by vip
                              Ran into Bolt a few weeks ago. He said he plans to be at the New York Diamond League meet, but no Eugene (I'm not sure if he's ever run at Pre) and Penn is very unlikely (I took it as a "no.").
                              We will see. Its the coaches/agents who decide where he runs. He was at the meet a year or two ago. However, he didn't run.

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