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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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01/21/16
Early Olympic Ticket Sales Lagging

Ticket sales for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio are "disappointing organizers," as only "about half of the 4.5 million Olympic tickets aimed at the domestic audience have been sold," according to Mauricio Savarese of the AP. Rio Organizing Committee Communications Dir Mario Andrada sai ...

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01/20/16
IOC Steps Up Anti-Corruption Fight

As the spectre of match-fixing "haunts tennis," the IOC said that "it will take unprecedented measures to ensure the Rio Olympics aren't tainted by gambling or the manipulation of results," according to Phil Lutton of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The IOC "continues to rate betting, manipulation and co ...

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01/18/16
Rio De Janeiro Olympics Facing Deep Cuts

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01/18/16
Rio Cancels Contract For Tennis Center

The city of Rio de Janeiro canceled the construction contract for the Olympic tennis center on Thursday, "just 200 days before the start of the games, fining the consortium responsible for delays and breach of contract for the mostly finished venue," according to Pedro Fonseca of REUTERS. Rio "slapp ...

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01/15/16
Rio Mayor Says City Has The Funds

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01/13/16
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01/13/16
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