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Britain's Sport Industry Supporting More Than 450,000 Jobs And Counting

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 05 / 15

In the U.K., "across football, rugby and cycling, economic activity around sport is growing," according to Andrew Critchlow of the London TELEGRAPH. Supporting more than 450,000 jobs in the country, sport has become over the last five years a £20B ($30B) industry in the U.K., but experts belie...

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