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USOC costs rising along with revenue

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 25 / 15

The U.S. Olympic Committee is spending a lot more money on people than it used to. From 2010 to 2014, compensation and benefits expenses soared 24 percent, to $47 million — or 21 percent of the nonprofit’s costs last year, according to recently published federal tax forms. During t...

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