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Words To Live By: Quotes Of The Year, Part One

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 22 / 14

No matter how the criminals may justify their actions, there is no justification for crimes committed against civilians, especially against women and children. -- Russian President Vladimir Putin , after suicide bombers killed more than 30 people in Volgograd. I am the master of my socia...

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10/29/14
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10/28/14
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10/24/14
Rio Games Sign Uniform Deal With 361

Chinese sports apparel maker 361 "will be the official uniform supplier for the Rio 2016 Olympics," according to XINHUA. The company "will provide more than 106,500 uniforms to technical staff, volunteers, test event personnel and torch relay participants." Financial details of the agreement "were n ...

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10/24/14
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10/24/14
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10/23/14
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10/21/14
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