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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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