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NGBs to soon have new generation of leaders

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 22 / 17

The U.S. Olympic Committee’s top executive ranks have been stable since 2010, but the leadership of Team USA is nonetheless undergoing major changes this year. USA Swimming is searching for a new leader after the death in Ap...

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USOC still under scrutiny

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SME's international strategy

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Some criticize USOC criticism

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New ad for Majestic and New Era

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Ellerbe Becket eyes Middle East

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SRI Sports hits the ground running

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CEO loses bonus, top marketer leaves

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AEG foresees profits in facility

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Senators work on USOC overhaul

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