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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 31 / 16

Australian Sports Commission CEO SIMON HOLLINGSWORTH  has "resigned after five years in charge of the federal government's sports funding and policy arm." He will return to Melbourne "where he will take a senior position in budget and finance with the Victorian government." Hollingsworth ...

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Olympic Gold Medal-winning coach MIKE HAY will be Team GB's Chef de Mission at next year's Winter Games in Russia. Hay "received the unanimous backing" of the British Olympic Association's Board of Directors. He is currently the BOA's head of sport engagement. Hay succeeds former BOA CEO ANDY H ...

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Chinese e-commerce Alibaba Group Founder JACK MA and action movie star JET LI "have joined hands to promote Tai Chi, a branch of Chinese martial arts practiced for both fitness and self-defense" ( WANT CHINA TIMES, 4/14 ). ... Japanese figure skater MAO ASADA , the 2008 and 2010 world champio ...

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04/15/13
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04/12/13
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The ATP announced that ADAM HOGG has been promoted to director of content production. Hogg’s role will focus on ensuring the ATP’s overall content management plan will service the requirements of all ATP departments, members and partners. Hogg will manage the ATP’s English, Spani ...

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Serie A Juventus coach ANTONIO CONTE "has predicted a long wait before another Italian team wins the Champions League." Conte said, "Today, I see teams like Real Madrid, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Paris St. Germain and Barcelona, clubs who have a lot of money, they can buy ...

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04/11/13
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The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has appointed DAVID LEATHER as COO, replacing RALPH ORD . Leather was a key figure in the successful delivery of the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England leading the Manchester team through much of the planning phase. Leather joins the organizing comm ...

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