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HJ Mai is the assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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Hangin' With ... Formula E Team Venturi Grand Prix Head Of Commercial Jim Wright

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 17 / 14

JIM WRIGHT is the head of commercial of Formula E team Venturi Grand Prix. Wright is a motorsports veteran. Before joining the Monaco-based team, he worked for a number of F1 teams including Williams, Toro Rosso and Virgin Racing. He talked to SBD Global about the inaugural Formula E season, chall...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Firm Confident In Complaint Over Ring

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04/15/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: F1 Team Haas Formula To Be U.S.-Based

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Tags: Franchises, Europe

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: North American City To Replace Rio Race

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe, Brazil, North America

04/10/14
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Tags: Franchises, Europe, North America

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: IIHF, NHL Yet To Hold Talks On '18 Games

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Tags: Olympics, Asia, Europe, North America

04/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: KHL Could Join CHL For ’15-16 Season

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe, Russia

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Hangin' With ... Philippe Blatter

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03/13/14
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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

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