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Hangin' With ... ESPN Int'l SVP Of Production, Programming, Marketing & Ad Sales Bunnell

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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AFA To Hold Meeting On June 28

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Tags: International Football, South America

06/16/16
Bach Says Brazil Better Off With Rio Games

As Brazil "struggles to cope with its worst recession in decades," IOC President Thomas Bach said that Rio de Janeiro will "benefit from hosting the Olympic Games," according to Shravanth Vijayakumar of REUTERS. Questions "were raised over the cost of hosting the event," which is estimated to h ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

06/15/16
Infantino Holds Talks With Maradona

FIFA said that Diego Maradona, "a long-time critic of FIFA," has held talks in Paris with President Gianni Infantino, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. FIFA said that the meeting was part of Infantino's plans to "involve top former players in making decisions on the future of the game," a ...

Tags: International Football, South America

06/15/16
Rio Beach Volleyball Stadium In Jeopardy

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Tags: Olympics, Brazil

06/13/16
Studies Find 'Super Bacteria' In Rio Water

Scientists "have found dangerous drug-resistant 'super bacteria' off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5," according to Brad Brooks of REUTERS. The findings from two unpublished a ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

06/13/16
Rio Organizers Seeking More Sponsorship

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06/10/16
Hangin' With ... Juan Delgado

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, United Kingdom, North America, South America

06/10/16
Brazil Considering Emergency Rio Loan

Two senior Brazilian government officials said that the country is "considering an emergency loan to the cash-strapped state of Rio de Janeiro as it prepares to host the Olympic Games in less than two months," according to Soto & Ayres of REUTERS. The loan would be "guaranteed by the state' ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

06/09/16
Police Raid Offices Of Construction Firm

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06/08/16
Uruguayan FA Boss Questions Decision

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