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Ex-USOC boss Schiller stepping down from America's Cup role

SAN DIEGO (AP) An America's Cup official says Harvey Schiller, a former executive director of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is stepping down as commercial commissioner.

Will Chignell, the chief marketing and communications officer with the America's Cup Event Authority, says it was Schiller's decision to leave.

Schiller has held the position for two years. He didn't immediately respond to calls or an email seeking comment Monday.

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America's Cup boss Russell Coutts didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Schiller's last day will be Aug. 31.

It's not known if Schiller's departure is related to a case Emirates Team New Zealand brought against ACEA before an arbitration panel.

Schiller formerly served as commissioner of the SEC, president of Turner Sports, chairman and CEO of YankeeNets and president of the International Baseball Federation.