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Maracanã Expected To Regain Electricity Following Agreement To Pay Outstanding Debt

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 30 / 17

Maracanã Stadium is "expected to get its electricity switched back on after managers Odebrecht agreed on Friday to pay much of the outstanding bill," according to REUTERS. The stadium, which hosted the 2014 World Cup final and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games, was ...

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Palmeiras Ends Pro Basketball Team

Brasileiro club Palmeiras "announced the end of its professional basketball team" because it could not find a new sponsor for next season, according to LANCEPRESS. Meltex, which manages the network of the club's stores, paid around R$2.5M per season as a "partner of the basketball team." After ...

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Rio Retakes Guanabara Bay Cleanup

Rio de Janeiro government will, "finally, retake the cleanup of the Guanabara Bay," according to Vinicius Konchinski of UOL. On Wednesday -- 45 days before the last sailing test event for the Olympics -- 10 boats "adapted to collect floating trash will go back to circulating the Olympic competi ...

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Santos Board Rejects Rodrigues' Accounts

In a unanimous decision, Brasileiro side Santos' board of directors "disapproved club accounts" during former President Odílio Rodrigues' term, according to LANCEPRESS. The members present at the meeting "did not oppose the opinion" of the board, which "recommended the rejection of ...

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Copacabana Receives Beach Rugby Field

Seeking to "increase the popularity of rugby even further in Brazil," World Rugby and the Brazilian Rugby Federation (CBRu) inaugurated on Wednesday the country's first beach rugby field in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, according to Flávio Dilascio of GLOBO ESPORTE. World Rugby Chair Berna ...

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Partnership Will Fill 85,000 Jobs

The Rio 2016 organizing committee and the Rio de Janeiro state government agreed to a partnership that will see the 85,000 labor and service positions for the Olympics and Paralympics filled. Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão and Rio 2016 President Carlos Arthur Nuzman attended an&n ...

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Londrina BMX Track Taking Shape

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Grupo Globo Becomes 2016 Sponsor

Brazilian media conglomerate Grupo Globo announced that it signed a media sponsorship contract for the 2016 Olympic Games. The agreement sees the participation of four of the group's companies -- Globo network, Globosat, Infoglobo and Sistema Globo de Rádio -- which will develop customiz ...

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Rio Ups Security For 2016 Olympic Games

A source familiar with the preparations said that Brazil plans to deploy around 60,000 security forces for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, "bolstering security amid fears of a spike in violence in the picturesque city," according to Rodrigo Viga Gaier of REUTERS. The security operatio ...

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Arena Amazônia Continues To Struggle

One year after hosting the World Cup, the Arena Amazônia in Manaus, Brazil "continues to confirm itself as a 'white elephant'" as only 6,787 people went to this weekend's Campeonato Amazonense final, according to ESTADÃO. The match, which generated a revenue of R$93,825 ($30,312), ...

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