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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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04/29/16
Rio Expecting More Chinese Investment

The Rio Olympics, which will kick off in 100 days, "expects more Chinese firms to invest and sponsor amid political and economic troubles in Brazil," according to XINHUA. Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes "welcomes more support and investment from China." Paes said, "China has always been a trusted and key par ...

Tags: Olympics, China, Brazil

04/28/16
Argentine Clubs Considering Breakaway

A Super League that would break away from the Argentine first division "now has the backing of 11 clubs and threatens to break the old structure of the Argentine FA," according to Daniel Avellaneda of CLARÍN. River Plate, Boca Juniors, Racing and San Lorenzo "want to advance with the model ...

Tags: International Football, South America

04/28/16
Visa: Rio Travel Projections 'Reassuring'

Visa is forecasting 400,000 to 500,000 int’l visitors to Rio de Janeiro in August, a projection one of its top marketing execs called "reassuring" given economic and health issues swirling around the August games in Brazil, according to Liana B. Baker of REUTERS. Visa Chief Brand & Innovat ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

04/28/16
Rio Not Ready 100 Days From Olympics

Brazil has “long been known as a country that can throw a great party as long as the guests do not mind a location that still has the builders in it,” according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. With 100 days to go before the Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, the nation “famous for ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

04/27/16
Schwartzel Withdraws From Rio Games

Charl Schwartzel is the "latest top-tier golfer to withdraw" from the Rio Games, joining fellow major winners in Fiji's Vijay Singh, Australia's Adam Scott and fellow South African Louis Oosthuizen, all of whom "cited concerns about the PGA Tour's busy summer schedule as a factor in their decision," ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

04/26/16
Brazil Security Head Talks Olympic Prep

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Tags: Olympics, Brazil

04/26/16
Edelweiss Group Partners With IOA

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04/25/16
British Olympic Official, Family Threatened

The performance director of a leading British Olympic sport "received threats to both himself and his family in the build up to this summer’s Rio Games," according to Matt Lawton of the London DAILY MAIL. UK Sport, the umbrella body that funds Olympic sport, confirmed on Thursday that "a serio ...

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04/25/16
Athletes Divided Over Khan Appointment

Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s appointment as the goodwill ambassador of India’s Rio Olympics contingent "prompted strong reactions from the sports fraternity and social media users," according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. Athletes, including wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and former sprinter Milkha ...

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04/21/16
Number Of AFA Execs Skip Meeting

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