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2 top Olympic sports lose major sponsors

Updated: April 8, 2013, 11:46 AM ET
Associated Press

BRUSSELS -- Two major Olympic sports -- track and field and speedskating -- have lost key sponsors in the midst of a global economic slump.

The South Korean electronics giant Samsung is cutting ties with track and field's Diamond League series of top meets. The company's decision comes on short notice following last summer's London Olympics.

The International Skating Union also must begin looking for a major sponsor. The Dutch energy supplier Essent said it will end its longstanding ...

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