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SportsBusiness Journal Staff Writer Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle covers motorsports, action sports and the Olympics for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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IOC Invites Int'l Skateboarding Federation To Host Exhibitions At YOG

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

The IOC has invited the Int’l Skateboarding Federation to host a series of skateboarding exhibitions throughout next month’s Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. The federation, which announced the news on Thursday, plans to showcase a dozen athletes from around the world, including Re...

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09/27/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Kellogg Outlines Sochi Marketing Plans

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SportsBusiness Journal: USOC expands 100-day countdown for Sochi

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SportsBusiness Journal: Paralympics to get live coverage from Sochi

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