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AOC President Coates Issues Apology For Comments Made In Leaked Email

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 28 / 17

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates "issued an apology for comments he made in a leaked email when referring to an employee with cancer," according to the HERALD SUN. Coates, who has "come under increasing pressure in recent days amid ongoing allegations of bullying and intimidation w...

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