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USA Basketball HQ Will Stay In Colorado Springs After Years Of Looking Elsewhere

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 26 / 17

USA Basketball has "committed to remain in Colorado Springs" after nearly a decade of the city trying to "keep the organization," according to David Ramsey of the Colorado Springs GAZETTE. The NGB plans to move to the same downtown location that the USOC has its HQ, and construction on the offices w...

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LA 2024 Bid Gets $250M Guarantee From State

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L.A. Council Questions Revised '24 Olympic Plans

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NHL Could Skip '18 Games, Return For Beijing

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USOC Gets Nearly $300M If L.A. Lands '24 Games

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USOC, LA 2024 Reach Marketing Agreement

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Revised LA 2024 Bid New Venues Added

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USOC Shows Diversity Hiring Stats

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LA 2024 Expands Olympic Venue Plans To Other Cities

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