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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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Rio Police Finding Little Evidence

Police investigating reports that American swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi "so far have found little evidence supporting the account, and say the swimmers were unable to provide key details in police interviews," according to the AP. A police official ...

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08/18/16
Ireland's Olympic Head Arrested

Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey "has been arrested in Rio de Janeiro in connection with an alleged ticket-touting scam, plunging Irish sport into an embarrassing crisis," according to Vincent Boland of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Brazilian police said in a statement that Hick ...

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08/18/16
Cyclists Questioning Team GB's Success

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08/18/16
Paralympic Officials Confirm Event

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THG Execs Accused Of Ticketing Scam

A Brazilian judge on Monday "ordered the arrest of four executives at international sports hospitality company THG Sports accused of fraudulent ticket sales at the Olympics, widening an investigation into ticket overcharging at the Games," according to Rodrigo Viga Gaier of REUTERS. THG rejected the ...

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