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Rio Chiefs Meet To Discuss Hovercrafts For World Cup Tourist Transportation

04 / 17 / 14

Rio de Janeiro "is eyeing a new way to bring World Cup tourists to the city from the airport: hovercraft," according to David Biller of BLOOMBERG. Rio state’s Tourism Secretary Claudio Magnavita met with Transport Secretary Tatiana Vaz Carius on April 13 "and discussed the idea." The state "wo...

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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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Globo Sells F1 Sponsorship Packages

Brazilian broadcaster Globo has sold all the F1 sponsorship packages for the '13 season. The broadcaster reached deals with the same companies that sponsored F1 for the past two seasons. These sponsors are: Mastercard, Petrobras, Renault, Santander, Nova Schin and TIM. Finances of the deal were not ...

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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

The Brazilian sports sponsorship industry is now worth $1B per year, according to a new report from Sponsorship Today. The report examined more than 300 national deals and found that the market had grown by more than 200% since '05. The rate of growth, however, is now slowing having seen a major sur ...

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Brasileiro Attendance Down This Season

This year's Brasileiro "has lost almost half a million fans" compared to the '11 edition, according to Lucas Reis of FOLHA DE S. PAULO. Through 30 weeks of the championship, 3.7 million fans have paid to attend games. At this time in the '11 edition, 4.2 million had purchased tickets to games. This ...

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Chinese Eye Brazil Infrastructure Deals

The Chinese government is encouraging domestic companies to "grab investment opportunities in Brazil by getting involved in the nation's infrastructure-related industries," according to Zheng Yangpeng of the CHINA DAILY. Ministry of Commerce's Foreign Trade Department Dir Wang Shouwen said, "Brazil ...

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England To Face Brazil In Rio

England is "hoping to prepare" for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil by playing the host country at Rio de Janiero's Maracanã stadium on next summer’s tour, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. The Maracanã, "which rivals Wembley as the most-famous football ground in th ...

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New World Cup Stadium Finds Partner

Brazilian club Atlético Paranaense "will reveal in the coming weeks" the name of the North American agency contracted to help manage the new Arena da Baixada, according to Fernando Murad of MEIO&MENSAGEM.com.br. The stadium in Curitiba, Brazil  is scheduled to host 2014 World Cup mat ...

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Valcke Reports On Brazil Visit

FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke "put in doubt" the realization of the 2013 Confederations Cup in six cities, according to REUTERS. The stadium in Recife "is the one that has caused the most worry" amongst the six scheduled to host the competition next summer. The company in charge ...

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Palmeiras' Kia Deal Could Be In Trouble

The risk of Brasileiro club Palmeiras dropping to the second division is "putting in doubt the finances" of the club, according to FOLHA DE S. PAULO. The revenue generated by the club "could be seriously affected," if the team drops from the top league. The club's three-year sponsorship deal with Ki ...

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