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Olympic Council Of Asia Signs Marketing Deal With Jakarta, Palembang 2018

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 17 / 17

A marketing rights deal has been officially signed by the Olympic Council of Asia and Jakarta and Palembang 2018 as organizers "penned sponsorship agreements with three companies for the next edition of the Asian Games," according to Liam Morgan of INSIDE THE GAMES. The agreement will see the contin...

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