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Concerns Growing More Serious That Rio Will Not Be Ready For '16 Games

04 / 15 / 14

Even with "lowered expectations, the preparation for" the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games is "clearly not up to snuff," according to Christopher Clarey of the N.Y. TIMES. Olympic and int'l sports officials last week, "concerned over the lack of construction and commitment in Rio, sounded the alarm in publ...

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Confederations Cup Venues Nearly Set

FIFA "will confirm next week whether all six venues for next year's Confederations Cup in Brazil will be able to stage the event," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. FIFA has already announced that Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Fortaleza, Recife and Brasilia "will host matches in th ...

Tags: International Football, Europe, Brazil

10/31/12
World Cup 2014 Adds Partner

Glass manufacturer AGC Asahi Glass has agreed to become a new partner of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, according to Felipe Turlão of MEIO&MENSAGEM.com.br. The Japanese company agreed to a licensing agreement with FIFA to become the "official licensed glass roof of the 2014 FIFA World ...

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10/31/12
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Brasileiro club Grêmio "is close to selling the naming-rights" to its new stadium to Chinese bank ICBC Bank, according to PLACAR. Representatives of the "largest bank in China" arrived in Brazil on Monday to conclude the negotiations. Grêmio President Eduardo Antonini confirmed that "the ...

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10/30/12
Vasco Remodelling São Januário Stadium

Brasileiro club Vasco will "renovate and increase" the capacity of its São Januário stadium from 25,000 to 43,000, according to the AP. The Rio de Janeiro club has until Wednesday to present the redevelopment plans to the Rio Olympic Organizing Committee if it wants its arena to host t ...

Tags: Brazil, Olympics, Facilities

10/25/12
Brazilian Rugby Signs Sponsorship Deal

The Brazilian Rugby Confederation (CBRu) has signed a four-year deal with real estate company Brookfield Incorporações, according to Lucas Turco of MAQUINADOESPORTE.com.br. The sponsorship deal consists of both the men's and women's national teams. However, the company does not have "a ...

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10/24/12
Adidas, Flamengo Working Out Kit Deal

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Tags: Brazil, Marketing and Sponsorship

10/23/12
Rio Shops For Maracanã Operator

The Rio de Janeiro government "has divulged the first details" regarding the privatization process of the Maracanã stadium, according to Vinicius Konchinski of UOL.com.br. The administration of the stadium "will be passed on" to a private initiative in the upcoming year, before the inaugurati ...

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10/23/12
Globo Sells F1 Sponsorship Packages

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10/22/12
Confederations Cup Can Use Four Stadiums

FIFA said on Thursday that "four stadiums would suffice for Brazil to stage the 2013 Confederations Cup," following delays in completing the six arenas initially planned, according to the AFP. FIFA Communications Dir Walter de Gregorio said, "We need at least four, but we can use five or six." De Gr ...

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Brazil Sports Sponsorship Worth $1B

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