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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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03/03/16
Fewer Than Half Of Rio 2016 Tickets Sold

Organizers said that fewer than half the tickets for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics "have been sold with about five months to go until the first Games in South America," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. A total of 7.5 million tickets "were issued for the Aug. 5-21 Games." Rio 2016 Communi ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

03/03/16
CBF Expands Chevy Deal

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) "expanded its sponsorship agreement with carmaker Chevrolet," according to SOCCEREX. The new two-year deal, estimated to be worth $15M, sees Chevrolet become the training shirt sponsor for the Brazilian national team, with the U.S. car company having "prev ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

03/02/16
Maracanã Handed Over To Olympic Management

As the opening day of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games approaches, the centerpiece of the spectacle, the Maracanã, "has been handed over to the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee," according to Jay Forte of the RIO TIMES. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the Maracanã Stadium, as ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

03/02/16
IOC To Remove Itself From Rio Doping Cases

In a "major change" in the handling of positive drug tests at the Olympics, the IOC agreed Tuesday "to remove itself from the process and have a group of independent sports arbitrators rule on doping cases during the games in Rio de Janeiro," according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. IOC spokesperson M ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

03/02/16
French Police Widen Corruption Investigation

French prosecutors investigating corruption in world athletics "expanded their remit to include the bidding and voting processes for the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Up to now the investigation into wrongdoing at the IAAF "has led to multip ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan, Brazil

03/01/16
Rio 2016, Anti-Doping Top IOC Agenda

With five months to go until the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, "the challenges keep piling up," according to the AP.  Rio's final preparations and the status of anti-doping efforts in Russia and Kenya "will top the agenda" when the IOC exec board holds a three-day meeting starting Tuesday in Laus ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

02/29/16
Chinese Showing Interest In Rio Games

An authorized ticket reseller in China revealed that the Zika outbreak in Brazil has not "dampened Chinese enthusiasm for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in the South American country," according to Huang Jingjing of GLOBAL TIMES. Chinese tour operator Caissa Touristic said that since tickets for the ...

Tags: Olympics, China, Brazil

02/26/16
Estudiantes Close To Completing Renovations

Argentine first division side Estudiantes signed an agreement with the construction firm "that will complete renovation work on the club's stadium," according to ESPN. The term established for completion of the final phase is 420 days, and will cost more than 191 million Argentine pesos ($12.4M). If ...

Tags: Facilities, South America

02/25/16
Rio Mayor Hits Back At AOC

A "stoush has erupted between Rio de Janeiro's mayor and the Australian Olympic Committee over an athlete ban that has offended the leader of the Games' host city," according to Samantha Lane of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Clearly fed up with a "sense of negativity he has detected for some time," Rio ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

02/25/16
Olympics Will Be Safe From Zika

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