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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 27 / 17

Jockey Club Racecourses Group Managing Dir  PAUL FISHER  will be promoted to CEO, effective July 1. Fisher has helped Jockey Club Racecourses achieve eight consecutive years of growth ( Jockey Club ). ...  GÉRARD LINARD  was elected as the new president of the Belgian FA (...

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08/09/16
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08/09/16
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08/09/16
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08/08/16
Executive Transactions

Quebecor Sports & Entertainment, which manages Videotron Centre and the company's "push to bring an NHL team to Quebec City," named PIERRA DION  president and CEO. His new responsibilities "demonstrate the importance the company is putting on the success of the new Quebec City venue." Dion ...

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08/08/16
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Barcelona VP JORDI MESTRE  said that the absence of Barcelona players from the finalists for UEFA's Best Player in Europe Award is "scandalous." The likes of LIONEL MESSI , LUIS SUAREZ and NEYMAR  "were not included when the finalists were announced on Friday," with the honors instead ...

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08/08/16
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