Criminal Investigation Looks at the Financial Relationship Between USATF and Nike

Unsurprising news from Runners World. Thanks to a regular correspondent for forwarding the link.

A grand jury has subpoenaed records and contracts dating back to 2012.

As part of a criminal investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has asked for documents detailing the financial relationship between USA Track & Field (USATF), the governing body for the sport of running in the United States, and Nike, its largest sponsor.

Runner’s World has learned that a grand jury subpoena requested documents pertaining to USATF and its board of directors and three businesses: Nike; Matchbook Creative, a marketing firm in Indianapolis that counts USATF as one of its clients; and Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures LLC, a media and commercial rights advisory firm in New York. …

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