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Rio Judge Seizes Assets Of Official Olympic Broadcaster

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 21 / 16

A Brazilian court "has blocked assets of the company that serves as the host broadcaster organization for the Olympic Games," according to the AP. The decision announced on Monday "impacts any financial resources, trucks, equipment and furniture used in Brazil by Spanish-based company Olympic Broadc...

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