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Hangin' With ... Baku 2015 European Games Chief Operating Officer Simon Clegg

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 08 / 15

As the chief operating officer of the Baku 2015 European Games, Simon Clegg is tasked with the successful delivery of the inaugural event. From June 12-18, Baku will host 6,000 athletes from 50 countries as they compete in the multi-sport event. Clegg, who spent 20 years with the British Olympic As...

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