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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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Brazilian Football Signs With Konami

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and Japanese video game maker Konami struck a two-year partnership deal for Pro Evolution Soccer, according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. In September Konami will launch Pro Evolution Soccer 2017. As well as the CBF, Konami also holds exc ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

Argentine Clubs Decide On Distribution

Starting in '17, Argentine first division clubs will receive a total of 1.95B Argentine pesos ($130M), which "will be divided based on the current distribution model," according to Alejandro Casar González of LA NACION. Starting in '18, "the distribution will take into account on-field r ...

Tags: Finance, South America

Former IOC Exec Hickey Leaves Prison

The former head of the European Olympic Committee, Ireland's Patrick Hickey, left prison in Rio de Janeiro "vowing to clear his name as an investigation continues into charges he took part in a ring to illegally sell tickets to the Games," according to Ricardo de Moraes of REUTERS. A Rio court on Mo ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

Three Named In Accreditation Scandal

An Australian Olympic Committee director, a long-serving AOC employee and the Australian team’s "cheerleader-in-chief" in Rio are at the center of an accreditation scandal "that ­resulted in nine athletes spending the night in a Brazilian police station," according to Chip Le Grand of THE AUST ...

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Pat Hickey Released From Rio Prison

Former Olympic Council of Ireland President Pat Hickey "has been released from prison in Rio de Janeiro following an order by an appeal court judge," according to Tom Hennigan of the IRISH TIMES. Hickey -- who recently stepped aside as head of the OCI -- "had been in prison since his arrest" on Aug. ...

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Rio 2016 Followed By 55M Smartphones

Rio 2016 "has been the most mobile Olympics ever in Latin America, where 55 million smartphones followed the event," according to Juan Fernandez Gonzalez of RAPID TV NEWS. In addition, figures unveiled by Claro Sports and UNO TV Dir Arturo Elías Ayub revealed that 120 mill ...

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Brazil Frees THG Boss Mallon

THG Sports said that Dir Kevin Mallon, who was arrested by police in Rio over an alleged ticket touting operation, "has been released from preventative detention," according to Jamie Doward of the London GUARDIAN. Mallon had been in custody in Brazil since Aug. 5 "after being arrested in relati ...

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Paralympics Set Rio 2016 Ticket Record

Organizers of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games sold 133,000 tickets on Tuesday, the largest number of tickets they have ever sold in just one day. Demand for Paralympic tickets accelerated since the ending of the Olympic Games on Sunday. After selling 16,000 tickets last Saturday, organizers said that ...

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Argentine FA Reaches Agreement

After "several days of meetings and a lot of uncertainty , a meeting on Tuesday ended with Argentine football expected to start this weekend," according to GOAL. The Argentine FA was able to reach an agreement with second division directors and "at every level of Argentine football, the season will ...

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Boca Juniors Weighing Stadium Deal

Argentine first division side Boca Juniors' Bombonera stadium "could be named after a Chinese business," according to LOS ANDES. Club President Daniel Angelici confirmed that Boca Juniors "is considering a million-dollar offer to change the name." Though it was not revealed which brand "could have i ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, South America

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