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Spanish Hoops League Partners With Gran Canaria City Council, Awards Island Supercopa

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 14 / 17

The Spanish Basketball League (ACB) announced that the island of Gran Canaria will host this year's Supercopa and the 2018 Copa del Rey, according to the EFE. The ACB's agreement with the Gran Canaria City Council "is part of a project aiming to incorporate basketball in more than 200 schools." The ...

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