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Swiss Athletics To Financially Contribute Toward European Athletics Championships

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 28 / 14

Swiss Athletics "will have to financially contribute toward the recently completed European Athletics Championships," according to Andreas Kopp of the NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG. The organizers of the championships, which took place in Zürich, calculate with a financial loss of 2M Swiss fra...

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