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Rio Games Sees Budget Increase By 25% In Wake Of Project Delays, New Transit Plans

04 / 18 / 14

Brazilian authorities "unveiled an infrastructure budget" of $10.76B for the 2016 Rio Olymipcs, which is 25% "more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time," according to Pedro Fonseca of REUTERS. The budget "covers 27 projects in urban development and publ...

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12/17/13
Brazil Court Halts Stadium Construction

A Brazilian labour court "ordered a partial stop to construction" on the Arena Amazonia in the jungle city of Manaus after "the death of a worker who fell off the stadium's roof raised safety concerns ahead of the 2014 football World Cup," according to Kelly & Stauffer of REUTERS. The coordinato ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

12/17/13
Aggreko Wins World Cup Power Contract

British power supplier Aggreko "has won contracts to supply power" at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, "following a challenging period" for the company, according to Angela Monaghan of the London GUARDIAN. Shares in Aggreko rose 5.8%, "making it the biggest FT ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom, Brazil

12/16/13
Worker Dies At World Cup Stadium Site

A worker "fell 115 feet to his death" from the roof of the Arena Amazonia in Brazil on Saturday, the fifth fatal accident during construction of Brazil's 12 World Cup stadiums, according to Bruno Kelly of REUTERS. Local media later reported that "another worker had died of a heart attack at a conven ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

12/12/13
Sponsors Gear Up For 2014 World Cup

As marketing around the 2014 World Cup in Brazil "revs up, one of the biggest headaches for FIFA ... is protecting its six global partners, eight global sponsors and eight local supporters from competitors who break the rules," according to Claudia Penteado of AD AGE. Global partners, which are "in ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

12/10/13
Brazil Violence Leads To World Cup Fears

A Brazilian league match was stopped for more than an hour Sunday after fans "started fighting in the stands and a helicopter had to land on the pitch to airlift a seriously injured man," according to Tales Azzoni of the AP. A doctor said that two other fans "were hospitalised in serious condition a ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

12/09/13
Brazil Kicks Off Online Tourism Campaign

Brazilian government tourism authority Embratur took advantage of the live World Cup draw "to start targeting online videos at potential visitors to Brazil from key tourism markets," according to Laurel Wentz of AD AGE. Embratur worked with Sao Paulo agency Neogama "to create videos f ...

Tags: Media, Brazil

12/09/13
Brazilian Player's Group Warns Of Strike

Brazilian football players on Saturday warned that a strike is "imminent" and criticized the game's domestic ruling body for refusing to negotiate to avert action that would disrupt league matches next year, according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Players with Common Sense FC, a pressure gr ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

12/06/13
IMX Marketing Wins Beira-Rio Contract

Sports marketing agency IMX has been "appointed to manage the marketing of hospitality and VIP areas at the Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil," according to SOCCEREX. IMX, a "50/50 joint venture" between IMG Worldwide and "Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista’s EBX Group, will be respons ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

12/05/13
World Cup Prize Money Increased

The winner of the 2014 World Cup will win €10M ($13.5M) "more than Spain won in '10," according to Julio Chiappetta of CLARIN. The "champion of the upcoming World Cup" will take home €40M ($54M) after Spain earned €30M in '10. Each "team that participates will make" at least €8M ...

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12/04/13
Brazil Against Foreign World Cup Carriers

Brazil has decided against "opening more routes for foreign air carriers" for the 2014 World Cup, certain it can handle the "millions of sports fans who will use airplanes to get around South America's biggest country," according to Stephen Wade of the AP. Brazil Civil Aviation Secretary Wellington ...

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