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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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Nuzman Downplays Poor Ticket Sales

Rio Organizing Committee President Carlos Nuzman on Thursday said that more than 90% of tickets for the Rio Games "will be sold even though less than half have been snapped up with five months to go," according to Matt Dickinson of the LONDON TIMES. The sale of tickets "has become a political issue" ...

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Rio 2016 Cuts To Keep Games On Budget

Olympic venues, transport links and even canapés "are expected to be scaled back under the latest cost-cutting measures aimed at keeping Rio 2016 on budget," according to Donna Bowater of the London EVENING STANDARD. Games organizers are presenting £164M ($232M) of savings to the IOC "t ...

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Brazil Inaugurates Two Sports Facilities

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes "inaugurated the Youth Arena and the Deodoro Stadium on Wednesday," according to XINHUA. Both facilities "will be used in the Olympic Games" to be held in the Brazilian city in August. While unveiling the facilities, Paes said that "the only facility that still worr ...

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Fewer Than Half Of Rio 2016 Tickets Sold

Organizers said that fewer than half the tickets for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics "have been sold with about five months to go until the first Games in South America," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. A total of 7.5 million tickets "were issued for the Aug. 5-21 Games." Rio 2016 Communi ...

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CBF Expands Chevy Deal

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) "expanded its sponsorship agreement with carmaker Chevrolet," according to SOCCEREX. The new two-year deal, estimated to be worth $15M, sees Chevrolet become the training shirt sponsor for the Brazilian national team, with the U.S. car company having "prev ...

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Maracanã Handed Over To Olympic Management

As the opening day of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games approaches, the centerpiece of the spectacle, the Maracanã, "has been handed over to the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee," according to Jay Forte of the RIO TIMES. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the Maracanã Stadium, as ...

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IOC To Remove Itself From Rio Doping Cases

In a "major change" in the handling of positive drug tests at the Olympics, the IOC agreed Tuesday "to remove itself from the process and have a group of independent sports arbitrators rule on doping cases during the games in Rio de Janeiro," according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. IOC spokesperson M ...

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French Police Widen Corruption Investigation

French prosecutors investigating corruption in world athletics "expanded their remit to include the bidding and voting processes for the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Up to now the investigation into wrongdoing at the IAAF "has led to multip ...

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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

An authorized ticket reseller in China revealed that the Zika outbreak in Brazil has not "dampened Chinese enthusiasm for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in the South American country," according to Huang Jingjing of GLOBAL TIMES. Chinese tour operator Caissa Touristic said that since tickets for the ...

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