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British Olympic Association Chair Urges Cities To Host Major Sporting Events

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 07 / 15

British Olympic Association Chair Sebastian Coe has "urged cities to continue to seek hosting rights for major sporting events as a way to achieve generational benefits and fast-forward social and economic reform," according to Shane Rodgers of THE AUSTRALIAN. Speaking at the Asia Pacific Cities Sum...

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