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Longtime USA Swimming Exec Dir Chuck Wielgus Passes Away At 67 After Cancer BattlePublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 17
USA Swimming Exec Dir CHUCK WIELGUS , who "led a federation that brought home 156 Olympic medals during his 20 years at the helm," died yesterday at the age of 67, according to the AP. Wielgus passed away in Colorado Springs due to complications from colon cancer. He was "due to retire in Augu...
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The NBA formally announced its reorganization of NBAE and NBAP, which will be combined under the direction of NBAE President ADAM SILVER (See THE DAILY, 1/17). The new group will include the NBA/WNBA'
ESPN INT''L: ESPN Int''l named TIM LEISURE as VP/Acquisitions. Leisure joined ESPN Int''l in ''92. In addition, Manager of Program Acquisitions MICHAEL WALTERS was promoted to Dir of Program Planning,
National Media Group Co-CEO PETER KAPLAN passed away January 17 after a battle with liver cancer. He was 57 (THE DAILY)....Raptors F VINCE CARTER, on allegations his agent, WILLIAM "TANK" BLACK, was i
BROADCAST NEWS: In Dallas, Cathy Harasta reports that Dallas 2012 committee member KEVIN SULLIVAN "is leaving to become" NBC Sports VP/Communications. Dallas 2012 committee member MICHAEL SORRELL "wil
ESPN''s DAN PATRICK has been voted "national sportscaster of the year" by the NATIONAL SPORTSCASTERS & SPORTSWRITERS ASSOCIATION (Mult., 1/25)....REV. JESSE JACKSON announced a campaign to "encourage"
ABC Chair and Walt Disney Int''l President ROBERT IGER was named President & COO of the Walt Disney Co. Walt Disney CEO MICHAEL EISNER: "Bob Iger is recognized as a leader in the communications and en
AMG SPORTS has "purchased" the Beverly Hills- and Montreal-based hockey management group CAN-AM and has signed Suns G JASON KIDD to a representation deal, according to Jonathan Bing of DAILY VARIETY.
In Orlando, Chris Harry reports that Jaguars RB FRED TAYLOR "lost an estimated" $15M in an "investment scheme backed by a recommendation" by former agent WILLIAM "TANK" BLACK. Taylor "lost his entire"
IMG int''l TV division TWI named SUSAN BERNHARD VP/Sales & Marketing. She had been Regional VP for Host/Streetball Int''l (IMG)....The USGA named TREY HOLLAND President, REED MACKENZIE and FRED RIDLEY
SORRY, JEFFREY: In chronicling JEFFREY POLLACK''s history at THE DAILY, we clarify that he was in fact President & Publisher from ''94 to March ''98 (THE DAILY). EXECS: CA-based Oakley Inc. named SCOT