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A brush with Olympians

4 years 11 months 1 week ago Tuesday, February 10 2015 Feb 10, 2015 February 10, 2015 6:42 PM February 10, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

NEW YORK-  Potential Olympic gold medalist may wait on you the next time you go to Dick's Sporting Goods to shop.

The U.S. Olympic Committee now has a sponsorship deal with the company and part of it means jobs at Dick's stores for athletes in training. The agreement runs through next year's Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.

The USOC has been trying to reinvent a program that put as many as 200 athletes to work at Home Depot until the company ended its sponsorship in 2009.

Dick's will also offer equipment to athletes and make donations to the U.S. Olympic Training Center 

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