Featured Story

Brazilian Football Confederation Signs Two-Year Deal With Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 01 / 16

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and Japanese video game maker Konami struck a two-year partnership deal for Pro Evolution Soccer, according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. In September Konami will launch Pro Evolution Soccer 2017. As well as the CBF, Konami also holds exc...

Read More

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

More Stories

01/06/16
Rio Stadium Fires 75% Of Workers

Administrators of Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium have fired 75% "of the arena's staff eight months before the 2016 Olympics," according to the AP. The consortium formed by construction company Odebrecht and entertainment group AEG said in a statement on Monday that "40 people were laid off ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

01/04/16
Rio Utilities Cut Power At Olympic Venue

Rio de Janeiro's Nilton Santos stadium -- one of the showpiece venues for next year's Olympic Games -- "is currently without running water and electricity due to unpaid bills," according to Michael Place of XINHUA. The stadium has racked up about $225,000 "in outstanding utility bills in the past tw ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

12/30/15
Russia 'Unlikely' To Compete In Rio

European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen "does not expect Russia to return" to int'l competition in time for next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, according to Ed Osmond of REUTERS. Russian athletes were banned indefinitely by the IAAF after a WADA report alleged "widespread corruption ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Brazil

12/30/15
Parque Radical Opens In Rio

Last week the Zona Oeste (West Zone) in Rio "inaugurated the Parque Radical at the Deodoro Sports Complex, which was opened to the public on Wednesday," according to Jay Forte of the RIO TIMES. With 500,000 square meters, the Olympic venue and park "has become the second largest leisure area of ​​th ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

12/22/15
FIFA Holds Back $92M Of WC Legacy Cash

FIFA "is suspending further transfers from a World Cup legacy fund to Brazil pending further talks with the Brazilian federation" (CBF), according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Brazil has only received $8.7M from the fund "17 months after the most profitable World Cup in history." The ...

Tags: Finance, Brazil

12/21/15
CICCA Fights To Clean Rio Water

Before dawn one day in August, "two men disguised as fishermen hid in the dark outside the compound of an oil service company on Rio de Janeiro's picturesque Guanabara Bay, the site of next year's Olympic sailing competition," according to Stephen Eisenhammer of REUTERS. When "a pipe began oozing pu ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

12/18/15
Congress Member Was Allegedly Bribed

In the "first allegation of corruption linked to next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Epoca magazine reported that construction company Carioca Engenharia allegedly bribed the speaker of the lower house of Congress in order to secure funds for a massive port area regeneration project," according ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

12/18/15
CBF President Stresses Innocence

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) President Marco Polo Del Nero, charged with corruption by U.S. prosecutors, "stood his ground amid sometimes hostile questions in Congress on Wednesday, insisting he was not involved in the global scandal surrounding the sport," according to Andrew Downie of RE ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

12/18/15
Rio Water Needs 'Major Improvement'

World Sailing said that the water quality at the Rio 2016 sailing venue "needs major improvement," as organizers prepare to open a new pipe belt to divert sewage, according to David McDaid of the BBC. Tests at Guanabara Bay have "revealed high levels of bacteria and viruses coming from human sewage. ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

12/15/15
Atlético Mineiro Renews Sleeve Deal

Brasileiro club Atlético Mineiro renewed its shirt sponsorship deal with Brazilian food company Vilma Alimentos for another year, according to SOCCEREX. Vilma Alimentos will remain a sleeve sponsor of the side until the end of the '16 season. Maquina do Esporte reported Vilma Alimen ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug