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Analysis and insight for the global sports business

23 Jun 2017

International Basketball Federation (Fiba) secretary general Patrick Baumann will combine the presidency of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) with leadership of SportAccord Convention after Francesco Ricci Bitti elected to stand down as president of the annual gathering of international sports federations, associations and companies.

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