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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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Brazil's Mane Garrincha's Roof Leaking

The operators of Brasilia's Mane Garrincha stadium said on Tuesday that the stadium, the "most expensive" of the 12 "built or revamped for the 2014 World Cup," has a leaking roof "less than eight months after it was finished," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Secopa, "the local government agen ...

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12/24/13
FIFA Sued For Ticket Irregularities

Brazilian prosecutors want FIFA and local World Cup organizers to pay nearly $2M in damages "for alleged ticket irregularities at a Confederations Cup venue," according to the AP. Prosecutors said that "organizers did not provide the services that fans paid for at the Arena Pernambuco." FIFA's agen ...

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12/24/13
IndyCar Series Suing Brazilian Promoter

The IndyCar Series has "filed a lawsuit" against Radio e Televisao Bandeirantes Ltda., the promoter of an IndyCar race in São Paulo, Brazil, "seeking to recover a seven-figure sanctioning fee that was due this summer," according to Anthony Schoettle of the INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL. The c ...

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12/23/13
Neymar Brazil's Most Valuable Footballer

Neymar "has only been with Barcelona for half a season, but his numbers on and off the field are making him stand out," according to SPORT. Brazilian sports business consulting firm Pluri Consultoria "recently published a list of the most valuable Brazilian footballers, with Neymar leading the way." ...

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12/20/13
Brazilian Leonardo Slams UEFA's Platini

Former Paris St. Germain Sporting Dir Leonardo has accused UEFA President Michel Platini "of not knowing what he is talking about when it comes to the importance of third-party player ownership in South America," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. When asked about Platini's commen ...

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12/20/13
Cruzeiro Ranked Brazil's Most Valuable

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12/20/13
Amazonia Arena Construction To Resume

A Brazilian judge "gave the green light to restart work on the roof of the Amazonia Arena Wednesday, four days after construction ground to a halt when a worker fell to his death," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Authorities said that they were "satisfied that builders Andrade Gutierrez ...

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12/19/13
Indigenous Club Reaches Top Division

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12/19/13
Rio Golf Course Construction Underway

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12/18/13
Brazil Denies Relaxing Security Measures

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