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Intersport CEO Franz Julen Tells IIHF To Change Dates Of World Championships

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 02 / 15

Sports retail chain Intersport told the Int'l Ice Hockey Federation "to change the dates of its world championships," according to Matthias Kettenburg of SPONSORs. Intersport "has been a partner of the Champions Hockey League since its inception last year." However, the retailer "is not a sponsor of...

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David Koch Says AFL Grand Final Should Move

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