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Schiller Leaves America's Cup Post To Focus On Olympic Baseball, USA Team Handball

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 24 / 16

Former USOC Exec Dir Harvey Schiller will focus on baseball’s return to the Olympics, USA Team Handball and a long-delayed shoulder replacement surgery once he steps down from his job as commercial commissioner of America’s Cup on Aug. 31. Schiller is leaving the body nine months before ...

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