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Mark Cohon Will Not Seek Third Term As CFL Commissioner

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 20 / 14

CFL Commissioner  Mark Cohon  said that he "will not seek a third term" after his contract expires next spring. League Chair Jim Lawson said that the CFL BOG "will discuss the next steps toward finding a replacement for Cohon soon." Cohon has spent eight years in the position, ...

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OTHER ATLANTA OLYMPIC NOTES

Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell said Monday he will ask the City Council to amend the city''s budget to include $2.5M for overtime for police, fire and corrections officers (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 2/27)...

Tags: Olympics

02/23/96
SOME GEORGIANS LOSING THEIR OLYMPIC ENTHUSIASM?

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Tags: Olympics

02/21/96
IOC GIVES ACOG HIGH MARKS FOR SUMMER GAMES PREPARATION

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Tags: IOC, Olympics

02/21/96
BASEBALL COULD STRIKE OUT AFTER ATLANTA

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Tags: IOC, MLB, Olympics

02/20/96
RULES ARE RULES: USOC GIVES PRELIMINARY OK TO NEW STANDARDS

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Tags: Olympics, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Reebok, USOC

02/16/96
USOC'S WALKER DROPS CONFLICT OF INTEREST ISSUE OVER HYBL

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Tags: Olympics, USOC

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Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., DaimlerChrysler, Eastman Kodak, IBM, McDonalds, Olympics, UPS, Visa

02/15/96
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Tags: IOC, NBC, Olympics, USOC

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OBTAINING OLYMPIC TICKETS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART

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Tags: Olympics

02/13/96
UNIQUE THREE-COUNTRY BID FOR 2006 WINTER GAMES

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Tags: Olympics

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