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Formula 1 Execs To Discuss Security Following Robberies In Brazil

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 16 / 17

Formula 1 execs will discuss ways to "improve security at grands prix following a series of problems outside Brazil's circuit" over the weekend, according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. Mercedes personnel were robbed at gunpoint on Friday night "and a number of other vehicles had near misses" in ...

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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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Banco Do Brasil Continues CBV Sponsorship

The Brazilian Volleyball Federation (CBV) will once again "receive its sponsorship" from Banco do Brasil, according to MAQUINA DO ESPORTE. The bank "pulled the sporting funds to align with orientation" from the Brazilian Comptroller General (CGU), which pointed out "irregularities" in contracts sign ...

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Corinthians, Special Dog Close Sponsorship

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Teixeira 'Forced' Firm To Hire Valcke

During his term, former Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) President Ricardo Teixeira "forced" PR agency MPM to contract FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke when the firm was hired by the CBF to compile Brazil's 2014 World Cup bid, according to to Jamil Chade of ESTADÃ ...

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Rio 2016 Launches Mascots' Cartoon

The Rio 2016 organizing committee closed a partnership with Cartoon Network to "transform" the Olympic and Paralympic mascots, Vinícius and Tom, into characters for a cartoon series that will air as of Aug. 5, according to Amanda Kestelman of GLOBO ESPORTE. The series will consist of 32 episo ...

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Brazilian Gymnastics Receives $2M Investment

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Brasileiro side Corinthians began using new management software from TOTVS with the "intention of leaving its accounts more transparent for sponsors, investors and members," according to MAQUINA DO ESPORTE. Corinthians said that the tool allows for "management of all administrative sectors." The clu ...

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Nilton Santos Track Construction Begins

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