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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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Corinthians' Stadium Remains Unfinished

Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht is planning to "finally deliver" the Arena Corinthians on Oct. 16, but the stadium will not be completed, according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Corinthians is "arguably Brazil's biggest club, together with Rio de Janeiro's Flamengo, but live a li ...

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Brazil Brings In U.S.-Style Draft

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) introduced an American-style draft in Brazilian women's football "to ensure a more competitive balance in the domestic league," according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Clubs that have qualified for the second phase of the Brazilian domestic le ...

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Rio May Be Allowed To Sell Beer

Those fans who want to drink a cold beer while watching their favorite football (soccer) team play in one of Rio de Janeiro’s stadiums will now be able to thank the new bill approved at Rio’s legislative assembly on Wednesday authorizing the sale of beer at stadiums. Sports fans ...

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Rio Ceremonies To Be Low-Budget

The opening and closing ceremonies for the Rio Olympics and Paralympics "will be low-budget productions compared to three years ago in London, or in Beijing in 2008," according to Stephen Wade of the AP. The austerity "reflects the reality of Rio's Olympics, which open in just over 10 months and are ...

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Corinthians Partners With Twitter

Brasileiro club Corinthians entered into a new partnership with Twitter, according to SOCCEREX. The club will introduce "small advertisements on their club content via Twitter's video advertising product Twitter Amplify." Corinthians becomes the first South American club to partner with Tw ...

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Brazilian Clubs Create Liga Sul-Minas-Rio

A competition "meant to be the precursor to a Brazilian Premier League has been officially formed after a meeting by member clubs in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday," according to ESPN. The statute for the "Liga Sul-Minas-Rio," a regional tournament consisting of clubs from five states in Brazil's south, ...

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Rio 2016 Paralympics To Be 'Biggest Ever'

With one year to go to the start of the Rio Paralympics, organizers said that "they expect the Games to break records," according to Elizabeth Hudson of the BBC. The event will run from Sept. 7-18, 2016 and "will feature 4,350 athletes from 178 countries." A total of 3.3M tickets "will go on sale on ...

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Rio 2016 Promises Waters Will Be 'Fixed'

Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman said that the sewage and garbage-infested waters that will stage several events at the Olympics next year will be "fixed" in time for the Games, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. The "shocking state of the venues for sailing, rowing, and open-water swi ...

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Rio Opens Olympics Facility In Deodoro

The first facility of the Deodoro Sports Complex, one of the primary locations for the 2016 Olympic Games, was opened on Sunday (August 31st) by the Mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes. The BMX cycling competition arena will host eleven Olympic and four Paralympic games and later become a Radical Park, a l ...

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Rio Organizers 'Concerned' Over Sick Sailor

Organizers of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics said on Saturday they were "extremely concerned" after German sailor Erik Heil fell ill following his third place at the test event there, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Heil, who is being treated in a Berlin hospital for several infections, ...

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