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IOC Announces Creation Of Panel On Cyber Security, Other Tech Issues

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 25 / 17

The IOC today announced the creation of a new 13-member panel on cyber security. The organization said the new commission will guide the "IOC's strategy for information security, including cyber-security." It also will make recommendations for an "appropriate strategy for the effective, secure and s...

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Hurricanes Set Attendance Mark

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Toledo Arena Debate Continues

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Sabres Have No Moving Plans

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Disney's NHL Playoff Ratings

ABC''s coverage of Saturday''s Western Conference Finals Game One between Avalanche-Red Wings earned a 2.4/6 overnight Nielsen rating, up 50% from the 1.6/4 for last year''s comparable coverage (THE D

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Newark Arena Proposal Stalled

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SMI Gets Big Crowd For Winston

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Bird Group Eyes NBA Franchise

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Credit Lending Part I Bank of America replaces MasterCard as title sponsor of PGA Tour event in TX in four- year deal estimated at $30M. Credit Lending Part II NFL selling $200M worth of 15-year bonds

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