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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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Police Raid BOC President's Home

Federal police searched the house of Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman on Tuesday and issued a warrant "forcing him to testify in an investigation into bribery surrounding the awarding of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games," according to Peter Prengaman of the AP. Police said that deten ...

Tags: Olympics, South America

Paraguay Joins Argentina-Uruguay Bid

Paraguay "joined forces" with Argentina and Uruguay in a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup, Paraguay President Horacio Cartes said on Thursday, according to Daniela Desantis of REUTERS. In a tweet, Cartes said, "I can confirm that we, the Presidents of #Paraguay #Argentina and #Uruguay have agr ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Chapecoense Crash Widows Feel 'Abandoned'

The families of Brazilians killed in the Brasileiro side Chapecoense air crash are "appealing for justice and reparations," and said in interviews on Wednesday that they feel “abandoned” by the football club and media companies, according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. On the same day that ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

Brazil Looks To Sell Olympic Facilities

Brazil will "try once more to rid itself of part of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park," after the city's government failed to find a buyer last year, two people directly involved in the negotiations said, according to Simone Preissler Iglesias of BLOOMBERG. Multi-sport arenas 1, 2 and 3, the velod ...

Tags: Facilities, South America

Uruguay, Argentina To Announce WC Bid

Uruguay and Argentina "will officially launch their joint bid for the 2030 World Cup next week at a ceremony involving the country's two leaders," Uruguay President Tabaré Vázquez said on Monday, according to the AFP. Vázquez added that the formal announcement of the bid would t ...

Tags: International Football, South America

CBF Signs Partnership With Sportradar

Sports and intelligence firm Sportradar announced that it will act as the lead integrity partner for the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), according to Ted Menmuir of SBC NEWS. The partnership will see Sportradar monitor matches across all CBF syndicated leagues. The CBF will integrate ma ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

FAA Boss Sergio Marchi Raises Doubts

Argentine Players' Association Secretary Sergio Marchi "raised doubts about the start of the upcoming first division season ," according to LOS ANDES. This is "due to the debts that various clubs have with players" despite having received 2.2B Argentine pesos ($124M) in the last four months from TV ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Boca Juniors Decides Against New Stadium

Argentine first division side Boca Juniors on Monday reached an agreement "that sets to the side any initiative related to a new stadium," according to Marcelo Guerrero of CLARÍN. Club President Daniel Angelici "had previously admitted that a project that would cost more than $300M would not ...

Tags: Facilities, South America

Rio Rivals Seek Alternative To Maracanã

Rio de Janeiro-based Brasileiro rivals Flamengo and Fluminense said in a joint statement that they will unite to "find home pitch alternatives to the increasingly untenable Maracanã Stadium," according to Nelson Belen of the RIO TIMES. With the cost of playing at the Maracanã "bec ...

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Hangin' With ... Jon Frankel

Source: HBO "Real Sports" JON FRANKEL has been a correspondent for HBO's "Real Sports" since '06. Prior to joining the show, his journalism experience included stints with NFL Films, NBC, CBS and A ...

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