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French Olympic Committee President 'Cannot Imagine' 2018 Boycott

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 25 / 17

French Olympic Committee President Denis Masseglia "cannot imagine" a situation that will lead to the country boycotting next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea "amid growing concerns over tensions in North Korea," according to Julien Pretot of REUTERS. France Sports Minister Laura Flessel said o...

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