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Octagon’s athletes shine in Rio

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 29 / 16

At the Olympics, no representation agency got more bang for its buck than Octagon. Carried by mainstay Michael Phelps and first-timer Simone Biles, nine Octagon clients took home 24 medals at the Rio Games, including 16 gold. Four of the top 11 American medal winners were Octagon clients. As a...

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