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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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Corinthians Inks Deal With Estrella Galicia

Spanish beer Estrella Galicia has agreed to "a three-year sponsorship deal" with Brasileiro side Corinthians, according to SOCCEREX. In accordance to Brazilian advertising laws that prohibit the use of alcohol on football strips, the brewer’s branding "will only be present on the club’s ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, Brazil

Thomas Bach To Miss Opening Ceremony

IOC President Thomas Bach will miss the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday -- "the first time" the president of the IOC will "not have attended the event for 32 years," according to Daniel Etchells of INSIDE THE GAMES. Bach is instead due to be attending "th ...

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Police Say They Can Prove Ticket Scandal

Brazilian police said that they have "overwhelming" proof former Olympic Council of Ireland President Patrick Hickey "led an illegal ticketing ring at the Rio Games and are preparing to make a formal accusation later in the week," according to Rodrigo Viga Gaier of REUTERS. Rio de Janeiro ...

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IPC Predicts Paralympics Sell-Out

The Int'l Paralympic Committee predicted that the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro "will be a sell-out," less than three weeks after it was revealed just 12% of tickets had been sold, according to OMNISPORT. Concerns were raised that events "would be played out at empty venues." However, the IPC now say ...

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Petrobras To Pay $3.25M To Aid Games

Brazilian oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Wednesday it will spend R$10.5M ($3.25M) "to buy marketing rights to the financially troubled Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games," according to Jeb Blount of REUTERS. The decision allows Petrobras, as the state-controlled company is known, "to become ...

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Brazilian Football Signs With Konami

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and Japanese video game maker Konami struck a two-year partnership deal for Pro Evolution Soccer, according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. In September Konami will launch Pro Evolution Soccer 2017. As well as the CBF, Konami also holds exc ...

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Former IOC Exec Hickey Leaves Prison

The former head of the European Olympic Committee, Ireland's Patrick Hickey, left prison in Rio de Janeiro "vowing to clear his name as an investigation continues into charges he took part in a ring to illegally sell tickets to the Games," according to Ricardo de Moraes of REUTERS. A Rio court on Mo ...

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Three Named In Accreditation Scandal

An Australian Olympic Committee director, a long-serving AOC employee and the Australian team’s "cheerleader-in-chief" in Rio are at the center of an accreditation scandal "that ­resulted in nine athletes spending the night in a Brazilian police station," according to Chip Le Grand of THE AUST ...

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Pat Hickey Released From Rio Prison

Former Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey "has been released from prison in Rio de Janeiro following an order by an appeal court judge," according to Tom Hennigan of the IRISH TIMES. Hickey -- who recently stepped aside as head of the OCI -- "had been in prison since his arrest" on Aug. ...

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Rio 2016 Followed By 55M Smartphones

Rio 2016 "has been the most mobile Olympics ever in Latin America, where 55 million smartphones followed the event," according to Juan Fernandez Gonzalez of RAPID TV NEWS. In addition, figures unveiled by Claro Sports and UNO TV Dir Arturo Elías Ayub revealed that 120 mill ...

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