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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 06 / 16

After 37 years with the Associated Press, STEVE WILSON  will join the staff of the Int'l Tennis Federation. He will become director of communications & int'l relations for the ITF beginning Jan. 9. He has covered every Olympics since '84, "along with nearly every meeting of the IOC Executi...

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