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Hangin' With... Rugby Football Union Chief Commercial Officer Sophie Goldschmidt

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 21 / 14

SOPHIE GOLDSCHMIDT is the chief commercial officer for the Rugby Football Union. She began her career with adidas, working as the brand’s tennis and women’s soccer sports marketing manager before holding roles at the WTA and the NBA. While at the NBA, she was instrumental in bringing ...

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11/12/14
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Tags: Events and Attractions, Africa

11/05/14
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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Africa

11/03/14
SLFA Backs Nations Cup Postponement

Sierra Leone FA President Isha Johansen, who has seen the sport come to a "grinding halt" in her country because of the Ebola outbreak, "has backed host Morocco's request to have the African Cup of Nations finals postponed," according to Nick Said of REUTERS. Johansen revealed that "the SLFA has use ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

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