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Olympic Council Of Ireland VP John Delaney Announces He Is Stepping Down

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 27 / 16

John Delaney has told the Olympic Council of Ireland that he is "stepping down" from his role as OCI VP, according to RTE. Delaney's decision to step down from the OCI comes on the back of a "turbulent summer" for the organization which saw its President Pat Hickey arrested by Brazilian police ...

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PyeongChang Marks 500-Day Countdown

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