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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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Brazil Denies Relaxing Security Measures

FIFA World Cup Brazil Office Managing Dir Ron Del Mont "confirmed that 'in no way' has FIFA asked for relaxed security on construction in an effort to meet stadiums' deadlines," according to the EFE. Del Mont: "Rushing is bad not only for the security of the workers, but also for the fans." Brazil S ...

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12/18/13
Brazilian Government Blamed For Delays

The group behind a World Cup stadium that has "fallen months behind schedule" and is 44% over budget blamed "Brazilian bureaucracy" for its woes, according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Official data indicates that progress at the "Arena da Baixada in the southern state of Parana has been the slowest ...

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12/17/13
Brazil Court Halts Stadium Construction

A Brazilian labour court "ordered a partial stop to construction" on the Arena Amazonia in the jungle city of Manaus after "the death of a worker who fell off the stadium's roof raised safety concerns ahead of the 2014 football World Cup," according to Kelly & Stauffer of REUTERS. The coordinato ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

12/17/13
Aggreko Wins World Cup Power Contract

British power supplier Aggreko "has won contracts to supply power" at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, "following a challenging period" for the company, according to Angela Monaghan of the London GUARDIAN. Shares in Aggreko rose 5.8%, "making it the biggest FT ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom, Brazil

12/16/13
Worker Dies At World Cup Stadium Site

A worker "fell 115 feet to his death" from the roof of the Arena Amazonia in Brazil on Saturday, the fifth fatal accident during construction of Brazil's 12 World Cup stadiums, according to Bruno Kelly of REUTERS. Local media later reported that "another worker had died of a heart attack at a conven ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

12/13/13
Toyota Enters Team In 2014 Dakar Rally

Toyota "has entered a team in the 2014 Dakar Rally," according to KYODO. The team plans to run a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 SUV in the "roughly 5,500-km off-road race that runs through Argentina, Bolivia and Chile from Jan. 4 to 18." The Land Cruiser will "run on biodiesel made from used cooking oil," ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, South America

12/12/13
Sponsors Gear Up For 2014 World Cup

As marketing around the 2014 World Cup in Brazil "revs up, one of the biggest headaches for FIFA ... is protecting its six global partners, eight global sponsors and eight local supporters from competitors who break the rules," according to Claudia Penteado of AD AGE. Global partners, which are "in ...

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12/12/13
Uruguayan Clubs Critical Of CONMEBOL

Several Uruguayan football teams "decided to file a formal complaint against South American football governing body CONMEBOL" because they are uncomfortable with recent financial management, according to the EFE. The clubs supporting the complaint include Peñarol, El Tanque Sisley, Cerro La ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, South America

12/12/13
BeIN Sport Signs Firm IMS

BeIN Sport signed national ad sales rep firm IMS to sell TV advertising and sponsorship availabilities. IMS will sell for beIN Sport, beIN Sport en Español and beIN Sport Play, the channel's TV Everywhere service. A release described IMS as "one of the largest media buying companies in Latin ...

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12/10/13
Brazil Violence Leads To World Cup Fears

A Brazilian league match was stopped for more than an hour Sunday after fans "started fighting in the stands and a helicopter had to land on the pitch to airlift a seriously injured man," according to Tales Azzoni of the AP. A doctor said that two other fans "were hospitalised in serious condition a ...

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