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AOC Chef De Mission Kitty Chiller Calls Rio Athletes' Village 'Unlivable'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 16

The "troubled Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games have arrived at their first major crisis," according to Baum & Cherny of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The Australian Olympic Committee "confirmed on Sunday evening that the athletes' village has been deemed uninhabitable in the short term due to significa...

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Brazilian Women's League Nearing Creation

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Flamengo President Pushes Election Change

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Copacabana To Host Int'l Paralympic Day

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Rio Public Safety To Monitor 41% Of Games

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Brazilian Stock Car Round Moves Cities

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Flamengo Plans To Move Out Of Rio

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São Paulo Stadiums Nearing Beer Approval

São Paulo's municipal government should take a vote in the next few days on whether "beer will return to football stadiums," according to the GAZETA PRESS. If approved, the law will "knock down a 19-year veto." But beer sales "would only happen on specific times: before kickoff, during h ...

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FERJ Profits Most From Rio Championship

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Brasileiro Clubs See Worst Financial Year

The 20 largest Brasileiro football clubs "had the worst year in history in terms of finances" with a deficit of R$598M ($195.2M) for '14, according to Fábio Suzuki of LANCENET. The total revenue from these clubs reached R$3.1B ($1B) while expenses reached R$3.7B ($1.2B). However, the total cl ...

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