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Bill King

Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Owning, operating events outpacing desire to bid

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 06 / 26 / 17

Richmond’s rebirth as a sports destination began with a simple road race and now involves 13 events that it owns and operates. Photo by: SPORTS BACKERS When the organizers of the long-standin...

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