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Paris, L.A. can shift the paradigm

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 14 / 17

S o, the decision was made. Two winners, no losers, joy in Mudville. Paris got the 2024 Summer Olympic Games and L.A.’s consolation prize was the notable honor of hosting in 2028. Clearly, the third time is still a charm and now both cit...

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Filtering the files to find our 40

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Time for new NHL leaders

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Tips and quips from the road

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