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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 26 / 14

The Greek Super League elected Asteras Tripolis President GIORGOS BOROVILOS as president on Monday "after he secured 13 votes out of the 16 teams in the league," with Panthrakikos President DIMITRIS TZELEPIS elected as his deputy ( REUTERS, 11/25 ). ... The NBA announced that JAN MENNEKEN h...

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08/05/13
Rio 2016 May Need $700M In Government Funds

Olympic organizers said that they may have to use $700M in government money "to meet the operating budget for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games," according to the AP.  LOC COO Leo Gryner said that as conditions now stand "we need this $700 million." The original budget estimate of $2.8B " ...

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08/01/13
Arena Fonte Nova To Be Main World Cup Venue

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup, the Arena Group completed its first project in Brazil, increasing Arena Fonte Nova's seating capacity for the FIFA Confederations Cup in July. The stadium's standard capacity of 56,500 was increased by 5,000 temporary grandstand seats installed and managed in collab ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

07/24/13
With FIFA Gone, Brazil's Stadiums Slide

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07/24/13
Brazil Sees Tourism Boost As WC Looms

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07/23/13
Brazil Unrest Adds To Marketing Concern

Momentum Worldwide CEO Chris Weil "got a call from the head of his agency’s Brazilian office moments after last month’s Confederations Cup final," according to Tripp Mickle of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. One of Momentum’s clients "wanted to postpone a World Cup marketing program th ...

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07/22/13
Brazilians To Receive World Cup Discount

Officials from FIFA and Brazil's LOC said that tickets to next summer's World Cup in Brazil "will cost approximately 10% more than tickets to the 2010 event in South Africa," according to Kevin Baxter of the L.A. TIMES. Int'l fans will have to pay as much as $990 for a seat at next July's ...

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07/16/13
Maracanã Could Ban Flags, Instruments

Brazilian football fans "could be banned from standing up, taking their shirts off, waving flags and playing musical instruments" at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. The move "is likely to cause an outcry in Brazil and confirm the fears of supporters ...

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07/16/13
Ronaldo Targets Brazil Playboy Franchise

Former Brazilian football player Ronaldo is "hoping to buy the huge Playboy franchise in Brazil," according to Matt Roper of the London DAILY MAIL. The former Real Madrid striker-turned-businessman, 35, "is believed to be close to making a bid for the popular men's magazine." Sources close to ...

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07/16/13
Copa Libertadores Final Site In Question

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