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USOC's Blackmun: Fear Of Security Threats, Zika At Rio Games Largely Overblown

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 16

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said the two great fears of the Rio Games are largely overblown, while reports of multiple emerging crises in Brazil have not triggered additional spending for Team USA. With reports emerging daily about new threats to security and health in the host city, Blackmun said ...

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