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Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Organizers Sign Collaboration Agreement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 27 / 17

The organizing committees of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2019 Rugby World Cup signed a collaboration agreement on Wednesday to "exchange information and resources with Japan hosting two of the world's biggest sporting events in back-to-back years," according to Shintaro Kano of KYODO. The two co...

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