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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 05 / 16

Tim Bunnell TIM BUNNELL is the senior VP of production, programming, marketing and advertising sales at ESPN Int'l. In his capacity, he keeps a close eye on the network's Latin American operati...

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Argentina Leads 3-Nation Bid For 2030 WC

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Tags: Events and Attractions, South America

Carlos Nuzman Arrested In Rio

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Tags: Olympics, Brazil

IOC President Warned About Nuzman

A former member of the Brazilian Olympic Committee revealed letters he said he sent to the IOC eight years ago that "warned against awarding the games to Rio de Janeiro, and cautioned against the administration of Carlos Nuzman," according to Stephen Wade of the AP. Nuzman, an IOC member who headed ...

Tags: Olympics, South America

IOC Awards 2024 Paris, 2028 L.A. Games

The IOC on Wednesday unanimously awarded L.A. the 2028 Games, a $5.3B project that marks the culmination of a decade-long effort to return the event to American soil. As expected, there was no opposition from members to the back-room deal hatched earlier this year to give Paris the 2024 Games simult ...

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Concerns Over PyeongChang Preparation

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Argentine Superliga Replaces Top Sponsor

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, South America

BOC Head Questioned By Police

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Police Raid BOC President's Home

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Paraguay Joins Argentina-Uruguay Bid

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