MANAGEMENT: +++ Nautilus has a new chief supply chain officer, John Goelz, who previously had a similar responsibilities at Master Lock +++ Crocs has promoted Heidi Cooley, who has been in charge of marketing since 2016, by giving her the new title of chief marketing officer +++ Eric Sprunk, who recently resigned as chief operating officer of Nike, has joined the board of directors of Olvin, a predictive insight and analytics start-up that uses AI to analyze retail traffic and other metrics +++

DISTRIBUTION: +++ Slinger Bag is entering the Czech and Slovak markets through an agreement with RaketSport, a distributor based in Prague which also represents Technifibre, Pro Kennex and Victor +++

LEGAL & INSTITUTIONAL: +++ North Korea has announced that it will not participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this summer, becoming the first country to drop out of the Games over Covid-19 fears +++

MARKETING: +++ Arena has extended its contract with the Italian Swimming Federation (FIN) as its exclusive partner through the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris +++ Speedo has signed up Cody Miller, an American swimming champion who has his own YouTube channel +++ Huub and British Triathlon have announced a new four-year agreement that makes the U.K.-based brand the official wetsuit and swimwear partner of British Triathlon until 2024 +++ Ted Ligety, the 36-year-old U.S. alpine ski champion, has become an ambassador for Kjus under a contract that also calls for his collaboration in the design and development of future ski collections +++ Wilson Italia has announced a two-year sponsorship deal with Chiara Pappacena, No. 1 in Italy’s padel tennis ranking and No. 68 in the world +++ Paul Fireman, who built up Reebok into a powerhouse before selling the brand to Adidas, has received the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from Sport Business +++