Tag: Wide World of Sports

Spanning the Globe: ESPN Wide World of Sports Re-Launch

Spanning the Globe: ESPN Wide World of Sports Re-Launch

| March 1, 2010 | Reply

We previously reported Disney rebranded its sports facility on the edge of the Walt Disney World Resort to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (ESPN WWoS).  Corey Martin of the DIS Unplugged attended an exclusive media tour of the changes to the facility followed by a press conference with several key Disney and ESPN [...]

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Good-Bye Race for the Taste: Hello New Medal

Good-Bye Race for the Taste: Hello New Medal

| October 15, 2009 | 4 Replies

It was a hot and steamy morn for 4,000+ competitors in the final Race For The Taste 10K.  Runners started arriving around 5:00 am at Disney’s Wide World of Sports for the 7:00 am race start.  It was already 75° with 97% humidity, and sure to get hotter as the sun rose.  Jose Henriquez of [...]

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View from the Mud Pit: Muddy Buddy Orlando 2009

View from the Mud Pit: Muddy Buddy Orlando 2009

| May 19, 2009 | 6 Replies

10 years ago, the Muddy Buddy Series was founded by Bob Babbitt with two men and a horse (sounds like a sitcom).  Bob quickly realized he needed to lose the 2,000 pound animal with a mind of its own, and reformulate the event.  The horse was replaced with a mountain bike, and in 1999 the [...]

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