Rio sacks Sanchez

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Maggie Sanchez has left her role as chief commercial and marketing officer of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to an apparent disagreement over strategy, according to Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the president of the Games' local organising committee.

Rio 2016 general director Leonardo Gryner will assume control of the commercial responsibilities on an interim basis following the unexpected departure of Harvard Business School graduate Sanchez, who previously held senior executive roles at Microsoft and Vodafone. It was reported by iG Esporte that Nuzman had cited an incompatibility of philosophy for the departure of Sanchez.

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