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Athletics Competition Between Great Britain, U.S. Will Take Place In London In '18

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 17 / 17

The "cream of Britain's track and field athletes will take on their American counterparts in an innovative new competition" called "The Meet" at the London Stadium next year, according to Adam Shergold of the London DAILY MAIL. The "fast-paced, two-hour event" will feature running, jumping, hurdles ...

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ACBJ Acquires Full Interest In Leaders

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Puma Off To Strong Start In Americas

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Tags: Finance, Europe, North America

Sports Direct Breaks Into U.S. Market

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WC Could Elevate Football In North America

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Adidas Expects Chinese Margins To Shrink

New adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted said that the company "expects its huge operating margin in China to shrink slightly in the long term, while its small U.S. margin grows markedly in the near term," according to Adam Jourdan of REUTERS. Rørsted, on his first visit to China since takin ...

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Head Of Chivas TV Talks First Year

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Stadium To Be Built In Ciudad Juárez

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Chivas Reaches 3 Million Followers

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Toronto Wolfpack Wants To Grow Audience

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Mark Miles Excited About Alonso News

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