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February 1, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unable to resolve a dispute over the amount and schedule of payments from their title sponsor, organizers of the Powerade Indoor Track and Field Championships canceled the meet Wednesday, another setback in the sport's recent struggle for local success. Tickets for the Feb. 11 event at Staples Center, which was also to feature a high school meet, will be refunded at the point of purchase.
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February 1, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unable to resolve a dispute over the amount and schedule of payments from their title sponsor, organizers of the Powerade Indoor Track and Field Championships canceled the meet Wednesday, another setback in the sport's recent struggle for local success. Tickets for the Feb. 11 event at Staples Center, which was also to feature a high school meet, will be refunded at the point of purchase.
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SPORTS
January 31, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Organizers of the Powerade Indoor Track and Field Championships continued their quest Tuesday for enough additional sponsor support to rescue the first-time meet from cancellation. The meet, scheduled for Feb. 11 at Staples Center, is in jeopardy because of poor ticket sales and shaky financial underpinnings.
SPORTS
January 30, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Organizers of the Powerade Indoor Track and Field Championships met throughout the day Monday to seek solutions to the cash flow and sponsorship problems that have jeopardized the meet, which is scheduled to debut Feb. 11 at Staples Center. If the meet is canceled, an announcement would be made today or Wednesday.
SPORTS
January 29, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cash-flow problems and poor ticket sales are threatening the viability of the Powerade Indoor Track and Field Championships, leading organizers to consider canceling the Feb. 11 meet at Staples Center if they can't fortify its financial underpinnings. The Los Angeles Track and Field Organizing Committee, which is promoting and producing the meet, secured a three-year sponsorship from Coca-Cola--parent company of the Powerade brand--as well as recent commitments from Time Warner and Wittnauer.
SPORTS
July 25, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Track and Field Organizing Committee filed a complaint against Coca-Cola North America in Los Angeles County Superior Court Tuesday for damages allegedly suffered when a dispute over sponsorship led to the cancellation of the Powerade Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 11 at Staples Center. The complaint seeks $1.
SPORTS
February 5, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Time is money. Organizers of the Powerade Indoor Track and Field Championships were too short of both to pull off the first-time meet. Their ambitions were noble: bring a dozen Sydney Olympic medalists to Staples Center on Feb. 11 to create a world-class event and revive a sport that has locally lost favor among spectators. But their ambitions exceeded their resources.
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November 3, 1988 | SIOK-HIAN TAY KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
His wispy white beard blowing in the wind and an impish grin on his face, 74-year-old Chia-Tsung Pao cleared the hurdle with the grace of a dancer. As the homemade hurdles tottered with the breeze in Alhambra's Almansor Park, the retired psychology professor jogged back for another leap. Ranked fourth and fifth nationally in his age range in the 400- and 300-meter hurdles respectively, Pao appears a dynamo of energy.
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November 10, 1988 | SIOK-HIAN TAY KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
His wispy white beard blowing in the wind and an impish grin on his face, 74-year-old Chia-Tsung Pao cleared the hurdle with the grace of a dancer. As the homemade hurdles tottered in the breeze at Almansor Park in Alhambra, the retired psychology professor jogged back for another leap. Ranked fourth and fifth nationally in his age range in the 400- and 300-meter hurdles respectively, Pao appears a dynamo of energy.
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