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Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 18 / 17

SCOTT BLACKMUN CEO, U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE The U.S. Olympic Committee appointed Scott Blackmun as CEO in January 2010, just months after the second loss in four years for an American Olympic bid. The crushing Chicago defeat in 2009 was s...

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Opinions vary on USOC sponsors

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Future USOC leaders?

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