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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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Skier Miller's stock is up

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USOC must get back on track

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All systems Zou for new agency

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Another USOC president resigns

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NBC's Olympic plans

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USOC near Jet Set deal

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Winning the gold medal — in chaos

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