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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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The World Health Organization on Saturday "rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by a large outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil," according to Kate Kelland of REUTERS. Responding to a call from more than 100 leading scientists, who said it would be u ...

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Brazil Investigating Possible Corruption

A lead prosecutor said that Brazilian investigators "have expanded their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August to include all the venues and services financed with federal funds," according to Brad Brooks of REUTERS. Federal investi ...

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Chef Demands Sponsors Meet Standards

TV presenter and chef Jamie Oliver "is to take his food campaign to the Olympics in an attempt to ban big junk food companies, such as McDonald’s and Coca-Cola," from sponsoring the event unless they meet "certain nutrition and ethical standards," according to Harry Wallop of the London TELEGR ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

Rio 2016 Bets On Temporary Venues

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Google Street View Presents Rio Venues

Google presented its Google Street View feature at the venues for this summer's Olympics in Rio, according to OLÉ. The feature allows fans "to have excellent views of the stadiums, installations and destinations in Rio, with 360-degree views." The facilities fans can view include the Mar ...

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Russia Financing Extra Doping Tests

The Russian Sports Ministry said that the country is "financing an additional testing program for its track and field athletes who may compete in the Rio Olympics, a step to prove commitment to cleaning up the sport amid widespread doping allegations," according to Jack Stubbs of REUTERS.  ...

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Brazil On Time For 'Safe' Olympics

Newly-appointed Brazil Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani said that all infrastructure for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro "will be ready before they begin in August, including a much delayed metro line," according to Boadle & Marcello of REUTERS. Picciani said, "All the obligatory infrastruc ...

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Corinthians Close To Naming Rights Deal

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Argentine Football In Chaos

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Globo Secures Global Brasileiro Rights

Brazilian broadcaster Globo "secured the global media rights" to the Brasileiro, according to SOCCEREX. The deal "will allow Globo to air or market live coverage of 112 matches from the Brazilian top flight, the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, in 138 territories around the world." The package ...

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