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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard Working With VR Company Strivr On Training Efforts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 23 / 18

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association is working with California-based VR outfit Strivr on a series of training efforts, particularly in preparation for the upcoming Pyeongchang Games. The alignment adds to series of pro and college sports relationships Strivr currently holds. The NGB has been a...

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