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Labour Party Floats Levy On EPL TV Rights To Support Grassroots Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 14

Britain's Labour Party has accused Premier League clubs of "not contributing enough to grassroots football and suggested that they may be compelled to pay a levy on revenue from television rights," according to Pickard & Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman "is a...

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Bill Endangers Rio's World Cup, Olympics

A new bill passed by the Brazilian Congress, which would share out oil revenues amongst the country's 27 states, "could compromise" the state of Rio de Janeiro's ability to host the mega sporting events coming up in the next few years, according to Viana, Sorosini & Barros of GLOBO. The bill sti ...

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FIFA Confirms Confederations Cup Cities

FIFA revealed that the six cities scheduled to host the 2013 Confederations Cup are confirmed, according to Leandro Canônico of GLOBO ESPORTE. The Arena Pernambuco in Recife, which has been "heavily criticized" by FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke, is guaranteed along with Rio ...

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Brasileiro Club Coritiba Adds Sponsor

Brasileiro club Coritiba has "agreed to a new partnership" with supplement company Nutrilatina, according to Rodolfo Gomes of MAQUINADOESPORTE.com.br. The agreement is for the next two years until '14. The company will be the official supplement provider of the club, "but it will not have its logo o ...

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Arena Tricolor Opener Tickets Going Fast

The inaugural game of the Arena Tricolor in Porto Alegre, Brazil, has already sold 45,000 tickets, according to Vicente Fonseca of GAZETAESPORTIVA.net. The new 60,540 seat multi-use stadium, home of Brasileiro club Grêmio, will host a number of 2014 World Cup matches. The stadium opener featu ...

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World Cup Stadium Has Plan Altered

The consortium in charge of the Arena Pernambucu in Recife, Brazil, has "opted to alter the project" to speed up construction and get it ready for the 2013 Confederations Cup in June, according to Itri & Rizzo of FOLHA DE S. PAULO. This is significant as the Confederations Cup is set to take pla ...

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Rio Games Ready For Mascot Selection

The Local Organizing Committe of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games "initiated the process for the selection of the mascot," according to Vinicius Konchinski of UOL.com.br. The organization "launched the process to contract a company" that will develop the mascot for the Games. Rio ...

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Brazil WC Host Cities Wary Of New Costs

After receiving the final requisitions from FIFA for provisional installations, the 2014 World Cup host cities "were frightened by the cost increase" and have already asked the federal government for help, according to Rodrigo Mattos of UOL.com.br. The initial estimates indicate between R$20M ($9.8M ...

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São Januário Will Not Host Rugby Sevens

The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games Organizing Committee revealed it "will not be using the São Januário stadium" for the rugby sevens competition, according to GLOBO ESPORTE. Brasileiro club Vasco, which is the tenant of the stadium, did not send the necessary documents to authoriti ...

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FIFA Under Pressure To Allow Brazilian Food At WC

FIFA is under pressure to allow sales of a native Brazilian sandwich in stadiums at the 2014 World Cup "amid allegations that the governing body is bowing to corporate sponsors such as McDonald's," according to the AFP. The dispute centers on acaraje, an iconic black-eyed pea fritter from the north ...

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Ferrer Added To Federer Gillette Tour

The Gillette Federer Tour revealed that "an additional day" will be added to the event along with the presence of two more tennis players from the ATP tour, according to GAZETAESPORTIVA.net. The event, staged in the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil will be played from Dec. 6- ...

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