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Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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‘Our athletes are in control on the field’

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 23 / 17

Tom Crawford USA Ultimate CEO In eight years as CEO of USA Ultimate, Tom Crawford has raised the sport’s profile dramatically, gaining acceptance by the International Olympic Committee and U.S. Olympic Committee and securing distr...

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