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Peugeot Unveils Rear-Wheel-Drive '2008 DKR' Model To Run In 2015 Dakar Rally

04 / 16 / 14

French carmaker Peugeot on Tuesday introduced the car that will run in the '15 edition of the Dakar Rally, according to Héctor Martínez of AS. The model is called the "Peugeot 2008 DKR" and will feature rear-wheel-drive transmission. Peugeot Sport Project Leader Jean-Christophe Pailler...

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03/20/13
Blatter Confident In Brazil Preparations

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is "unruffled by Brazil's stop-start preparations" for the 2014 World Cup, saying that "delays and hiccups are part and parcel of the run-up to the tournament," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Brazil's preparations have been "dogged by delays to stadiums and other ...

Tags: Brazil, International Football

03/19/13
Rio 2016 To Confirm Rugby Sevens Venue

A decision on where to hold the field hockey and rugby sevens during the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games "will be officially rubber-stamped by the world governing bodies next month," according to Tom Degun of INSIDE THE GAMES. The Int'l Hockey Federation (FIH) met Rio 2016 organizers to discuss its Olympi ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

03/18/13
Football Notes

Brazil's 2014 World Cup organizing committee "has guaranteed Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium will be ready in time to host the FIFA Confederations Cup in June." The iconic venue "has already had its playing surface laid but is still awaiting the installation of its fibre-glass roof" ( XINHUA, 3/1 ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil, Asia

03/15/13
F1 Global Expansion Series Part 4

Growing complaints about the high cost of hosting the Australian F1 Grand Prix, which are, according to Australian newspaper reports, around A$34M ($44M) annually, have threatened the future of the race. F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone, however, downplayed the uproar and said, “We hope we're going to ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia, Brazil

03/15/13
Brazileiro's Cruzeiro To Make U.S. Visit

Brasileiro club Cruzeiro will train in the U.S. this year, becoming the third Brazilian team to "undertake an overseas trip designed to give them more exposure to international competition and promote their brand in new markets," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. The Belo Horizonte club said it ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

03/14/13
Palmeiras To Install Cameras In Stadium

As Brasileiro B club Palmeiras makes a push to combat stadium violence, the construction company in charge of reforms at the Arena Palestra Italia revealed the stadium would be equipped with "a modern system with 64 cameras, capable of identifying hooligans at football games," according to IG. Const ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

03/13/13
CBRu Beats Out CBF For Sponsors

In popularity, rugby "will really struggle to overtake football in the hearts of Brazilians," according to Francisco Junior of IG. Nevertheless, this has not stopped the Brazilian Rugby Confederation (CBRu) from overtaking the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) in the number of sponsorships asso ...

Tags: Brazil, Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/13/13
Rosell Accused Of Fraud In Brazil

Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has been accused by Brazilian prosecutors of "illegally benefiting from a contract without a bidding process and using a false document to organize a friendly" of the men's national football team, according to Filipe Coutinho of FOLHA DE S. PAULO. Rosell is the owne ...

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03/12/13
Bolt Is Laureus Sportsman Of The Year

Jamaican sprinter USAIN BOLT was named Sportsman of the Year for the third time on Monday night at the 2013 Laureus World Sport Awards in Rio de Janeiro. The Sportswoman of the Year award went to British Gold Medal-winning heptathlete JESSICA ENNIS . Tennis player ANDY MURRAY , who earned his fi ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, South America, United Kingdom, North America

03/11/13
Itaú To Sponsor ATP 500 In Brazil?

Brazilian financial institution Itaú "is in advanced conversations" to sponsor the two ATP tournaments on Brazilian ground, according to Guilherme Costa of MAQUINA DO ESPORTE. The most advanced talks are with marketing agency IMX, which will organize the ATP 500 event that will make its way t ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

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