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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 20 / 17

BERNARD GIUDICELLI was elected president of the French Tennis Federation (FFT) on Saturday and succeeds JEAN GACHASSIN . Giudicelli beat out FFT VP JEAN-PIERRE DARTEVELLE and Paris Tennis Club VP ALEXIS GRAMBLAT for the position ( 20 MINUTES, 2/18 ). ... Chelsea Managing Dir CHRISTIAN PURS...

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Williams Formula 1 appointed DIRK DE BEER  as head of aerodynamics, as the F1 team "continues its technical restructure." De Beer, who will start work at Williams on March 1, was chief aerodynamicist at Ferrari "before departing last summer." He has a "wealth of F1 experience, having had ...

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Australian Football League Chair  MIKE FITZPATRICK , who has been in the role for 10 years, "announced his resignation from the post and will be replaced by his fellow commissioner" RICHARD GOYDER . The 64-year-old Fitzpatrick retires from the AFL Commission "having overseen a successful perio ...

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Former three-time skiing world champion ADRIEN DUVILLARD died Tuesday, aged 82. The Frenchman fell while skiing in Megève, France ( AFP, 2/15 ). ... Ethiopian runner FEYISA LILESA , "famous for his protest at the Rio Olympics, has been reunited with his family for the first time sin ...

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