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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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Tags: Olympics, Brazil

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Rio 2016, Anti-Doping Top IOC Agenda

With five months to go until the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, "the challenges keep piling up," according to the AP.  Rio's final preparations and the status of anti-doping efforts in Russia and Kenya "will top the agenda" when the IOC exec board holds a three-day meeting starting Tuesday in Laus ...

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Chinese Showing Interest In Rio Games

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Estudiantes Close To Completing Renovations

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Rio Mayor Hits Back At AOC

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Olympics Will Be Safe From Zika

World Health Organization Dir General Margaret Chan on Tuesday said that Brazil is "doing a good job tackling the Zika virus and ensuring that the Olympic Games it will host in August will be safe for athletes and visitors," according to Anthony Boadle of REUTERS. Chan said that Brazil's govern ...

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Rio Metro May Not Be Finished Before Games

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Brazil To Fight Zika By Sterilizing Mosquitoes

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Sponsors Told Not To Praise GB Athletes

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