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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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08/11/16
THG Sports Denies Fraud Accusation

Sports hospitality firm THG Sports on Tuesday "denied accusations of fraudulent marketing of Rio Olympics tickets after one of its directors and an interpreter working for the Games were detained," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Brazilian police on Monday said that they seized more t ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

08/11/16
Organizers Stepping Up Security

Rio Organizers "stepped up security in the area around the Olympic Park on Wednesday after a bus carrying journalists was struck by projectiles, slightly injuring two people and prompting a police investigation," according to Daniel Flynn of REUTERS. Security sources said that the preliminary conclu ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

08/11/16
Koreans Upset Over Sexist Remarks

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Tags: Olympics, Brazil, Asia

08/11/16
Olympic Swimming's Credibility In Doubt

The credibility of Olympic swimming, already suffering from spats and doping scandals, "has been further damaged by serious discrepancies in the entry times of a number of competitors," according to Andy Bull of the London GUARDIAN. The Olympic entry lists "show many of the swimmers competing in Rio ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

08/11/16
Organizers Blame Drop In Alkalinity

Games organizers assured the Rio Olympics diving pool will be back to its blue color later on Wednesday, "blaming a drop in alkalinity levels for an uninviting green hue during competition on Tuesday," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The water in the pool was bright green on Tuesday, ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

08/10/16
What They're Saying ...

U.S. swimmer LILLY KING 's celebration of her Gold Medal in the 100m breaststroke on Monday night immediately became one of biggest stories of the Games. After finishing the race more than half a second ahead of Russian YULIA EFIMOVA , King said, "It's incredible, just winning a Gold Medal, and kn ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

08/10/16
Organizers Must Allow Peaceful Protests

Olympic controls on freedom of speech have been challenged by a Brazilian judge who has ordered Rio 2016 organizers to "allow peaceful protests inside stadiums," according to Jonathan Watts of the London GUARDIAN. The preliminary ruling on Monday "came after several spectators were expelled from Oly ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

08/10/16
Olympics Giving Rio Chance To Rebrand

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08/10/16
Bach: IPC's Russia Ban Different

IOC President Thomas Bach said that Russia's exclusion from next month's Paralympic Games in Rio "is a different situation from the IOC's decision to allow some Russian competitors to take part at the Olympics," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS.  Bach said that the Int'l Paralympic ...

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08/10/16
Tendulkar, Bach Meet At Rio Olympics

Former Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar "might just be the man who kickstarts cricket's push into the Olympic Games" after meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach in Rio, according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Tendulkar "was a keen observer at the opening morning of the wome ...

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