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04 / 07 / 14

Shortly before his visit to Tokyo last November, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach requested that the Japanese Olympic Committee organize an event with top executives from companies such as Toyota and Panasonic. Japan’s Olympic committee president, Tsunekazu Takeda, reached...

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02/04/02
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01/21/02
Coast to Coast

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Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Coast to Coast, Colleges, Football, Hockey, Motorsports, Olympics

01/14/02
IBM, USTA sign 1-year deal

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Tags: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Horse Racing, Marketing and Sponsorship, Olympics

01/07/02
EchoStar may drop ESPN Classic

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Sports Business 2001 Timeline

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