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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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05/30/13
ARAMARK Chosen For World Cup Venues

ARAMARK has been named the food and beverage concessionaire for the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup in Brazil by FIFA and the local organizing committee. The agreement follows a public tender process which involved a total of 17 food service providers. ARAMARK, together with partner Convi ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

05/23/13
TVB Wins '14 World Cup Rights

TVB "has won the Hong Kong broadcasting rights for the 2014 World Cup," according to Benjamin Li of CAMPAIGN ASIA-PACIFIC. The deal "covers TVB's free-to-air TV stations, radio, internet and mobile platforms." TVB Deputy Controller S.T. Tso said that "the agreement with FIFA does not allow ...

Tags: Media, China, Brazil

05/22/13
Grupo Petrópolis, Pernambuco Partner

Recife, Brazil's Arena Pernambuco "has become the second 2014 FIFA World Cup venue to secure a naming rights partner" after brewing company Grupo Petrópolis followed up its contract with Salvador’s Arena Fonte Nova, according to SOCCEREX. The agreement, which was formally announced on M ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

05/21/13
Facilities Notes

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff officially opened Brasilia's Mane Garrincha World Cup stadium ( IANS, 5/19 ). ... A "world-class indoor velodrome" in the heart of Kuala Lumpur "will likely steal the limelight" from the proposed 80M RM ($26.5M) project in Labu, Malaysia, which was mooted last year. ...

Tags: Brazil, Facilities

05/20/13
Brazil Construction Displaces Families

A study says that as Brazil prepares to host several sporting mega-events, "human rights abuses and authoritarian interventions by the authorities are going on behind the scenes, favoring major urbanization projects and stadium remodeling," according to Fabiola Ortiz of the INTER PRESS SERVICE. ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

05/20/13
Brazil Treating Confed Cup As 'Test Drive'

Brazil is using this year’s FIFA Confederations Cup "as a test drive," according to Kenneth Rapoza of FORBES. The government "wants to show that it is ready and prepared to provide top notch security for the major sets of games heading their way." The Brazilian military has mobilized 25,000 so ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Brazil

05/17/13
FIFA: São Paulo Stadium Will Be Ready

FIFA said that São Paulo's World Cup stadium "will be ready on time," less than 24 hours "after warning the city it could lose the right to stage matches because of delays in building the new arena," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. FIFA said that "it had reached a settlement with stad ...

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05/16/13
São Paulo Could Lose World Cup Games

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke warned Tuesday that "delays in completing the stadium in Sao Paulo could result in the city being stripped of hosting 2014 World Cup matches," according to the AP. Sao Paulo is scheduled to host six World Cup matches, including the opener and one of the semifinal ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

05/16/13
Caixa Renews With Spain For '16 Games

Caixa Econômica Federal has renewed its agreement with Spain's Olympic Sports Association (ADO) for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games as associate sponsor. The partnership is the highest form of agreement a business can have with the ADO. Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) President Alejandro Blanco ...

Tags: Brazil, Olympics

05/15/13
Maracanã Privatization Unblocked In Court

A Rio de Janeiro court has "overturned the suspension of the concession" of Brazil's Maracanã stadium to a group of private companies, according to the BBC. The stadium was privatized last week, "but a judge suspended the process saying the bidding was illegal." Monday's ruling reversed this. ...

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