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Cho Yang-Ho Named New Head Of 2018 PyeongChang Organizing Committee

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 01 / 14

South Korean businessman Cho Yang-ho, who led PyeongChang's successful bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, "has been named as the new president of the organizing committee" for the Games, according to REUTERS. Cho said, "I have decided to take up this position to keep the promise I made with the Inter...

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ARD, ZDF Renew Contract With DEL

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ZDF Will Submit Bid To Retain CL TV Rights

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Euroleague Partners With 24 Media

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BJ-League Bans Japan Times

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OBS: People Watch On Smaller Screens

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AFL On Sunday Nights Set For Seven

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RTL, Sky Draw High Ratings With F1 Race

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BBC Could Lose Top Sporting Events

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