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Peruvian Olympic Committee Pulls Plug On SportAccord's World Combat Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 26 / 15

Peru's Olympic Committee "pulled out of hosting the 2017 World Combat Games," citing an ongoing row between organizers SportAccord and the IOC, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. In a letter, Peruvian Olympic Committee President Jose Quinones Gonzalez told SportAccord President Marius Vizer t...

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