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SBD Global/January 15, 2013/Olympics

BOA Sponsorship Void Costs Hugh Chambers His Job, CEO Also Feeling Heat

British Olympic Association Chief Commercial Officer Hugh Chambers "has paid the price of not finding any sponsorship partners" since the London Games by losing his job, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Chambers, "whose departure from the BOA had been a subject of wide speculation because of the chronic funding void," left the London Charlotte Street headquarters on Friday. BOA CEO Andy Hunt, "whose own position is also in jeopardy, informed the board and commercial partners about the decision in a short email" Monday morning. The "sponsorship crisis had been the main point of discussion at a strategy meeting of the BOA high command" led by Chair Sebastian Coe last week (DAILY MAIL, 1/14).
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