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Russia To Hold Vote To Decide 2018 World Cup Mascot

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 26 / 16

In less than two years Russia will play host to its first World Cup, and Russia 2018 organizers "are reminding the world" beginning with a marketing campaign designed to anoint the tournament's mascot, according to CNN. As part of a televised event on Oct. 21, "Russians will choose which o...

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