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IOC Purchases Olympedia In Effort To Modernize Recordkeeping, Research Capacity

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 28 / 17

The IOC purchased Olympedia, an "extensive American-built database of Olympic results," as part of a "larger effort to modernize the Olympics' recordkeeping and research capacity," according to John Bauernfeind of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Chief of the Lausanne office of the Olympic Channel Jochen F&a...

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