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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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Argentine FA President Luis Segura has "dispelled fears that the national team might withdraw from the Copa América Centenario" in the U.S. after the institution came under judicial scrutiny over TV revenue, according to the BUENOS AIRES HERALD. On Monday, judge María Servini de Cubr&i ...

Tags: International Football, South America

AIBA Allows Professional Boxers At Rio

Int'l Boxing Association (AIBA) President Ching-Kuo Wu said that professional boxers "will compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics" after AIBA approved a constitutional change on Wednesday, according to Karolos Grohmann REUTERS. Wu said that "the change of the AIBA constitution was approved with ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

Rio Cancels Velodrome Builder's Contract

Rio de Janeiro's city government said on Monday that "it had canceled its contract with the company constructing the Olympic velodrome about two months before the start of the Summer Games in Brazil, after the firm filed for bankruptcy protection," according to Stephen Eisenhammer of REUTERS. The mu ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

Hospitality Firms Plan For Rio Traffic

For "all the concern over the Zika virus, pollution and economic instability, the biggest headache facing the Olympic business world right now is much more mundane: Rio traffic," according to Ben Fischer of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Travel agents, ho ...

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Copa América Sells Out Inventory

Sponsorship inventory for the Copa América Centenario "is now sold out, with Soccer United Marketing reaching a deal with the tournament’s 15th and final partner, multinational energy company Total Gas & Power," according to Ian Thomas of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. While SUM President ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, North America, South America

WHO Rejects Call To Move Olympics

The World Health Organization on Saturday "rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by a large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil," according to Kate Kelland of REUTERS. Responding to a call from more than 100 leading scientists, who said it would be u ...

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Brazil Investigating Possible Corruption

A lead prosecutor said that Brazilian investigators "have expanded their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August to include all the venues and services financed with federal funds," according to Brad Brooks of REUTERS. Federal investi ...

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Chef Demands Sponsors Meet Standards

TV presenter and chef Jamie Oliver "is to take his food campaign to the Olympics in an attempt to ban big junk food companies, such as McDonald’s and Coca-Cola," from sponsoring the event unless they meet "certain nutrition and ethical standards," according to Harry Wallop of the London TELEGR ...

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Rio 2016 Bets On Temporary Venues

With a quarter of Rio 2016’s Olympic venues being built for temporary use, Rio 2016 Organizing Committee Sports Venues Design Manager Gustavo Nascimento says the temporary structures will minimize the risk of leaving the city with white elephants. "Building temporary structures that suit the n ...

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Google Street View Presents Rio Venues

Google presented its Google Street View feature at the venues for this summer's Olympics in Rio, according to OLÉ. The feature allows fans "to have excellent views of the stadiums, installations and destinations in Rio, with 360-degree views." The facilities fans can view include the Mar ...

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