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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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Buenos Aires Drops 2023 PanAm Games Bid

Argentine Olympic Committee (COA) President Gerardo Werthein said that Buenos Aires is "dropping out" of the running to host the 2023 Pan American Games and "will instead focus on a bid for the event four years later," according to Rex Gowar of REUTERS. Werthein said that the Argentine capital, ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, South America

FIFA Distances Itself From Claims

FIFA "has distanced itself from the construction of stadiums used in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil" after investigators in the country alleged that "at least half were built on the back of corrupt contracts," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Building companies and local government official ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

Brazilian FA Reports $208M In '16 Revenue

The Brazilian FA (CBF) reported "record revenue" of $208.1M for '16, "closing the book year with a surplus" of $14.16M, a "drop from" the $23.16M in '15, according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Earlier this week, the CBF’s general assembly approved the organization's balance shee ...

Tags: Finance, South America

Judge Rules In Favor Of Sport

Brazil's Supreme Court "decided that northeastern club Sport were the rightful winners of the 1987 Brazilian league on Tuesday, bringing an end to a 30-year battle" with rival Flamengo, according to the London INDEPENDENT. A "financial dispute at the time led to two leagues running concurrently ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

Telemundo Gaining On Univision

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Tags: Media, South America, Russia

Argentine Fan Killed During Match

Argentine first division side Belgrano confirmed that supporter Emanuel Barbo "died from injuries he sustained after an incident with Talleres Cordoba followers," according to Joe Wright of GOAL. Barbo was "left in a coma in hospital after he was set upon by a group of supporters during the der ...

Tags: International Football, South America

IOC Sticking With Peru For 2024 Vote

The vote to award the 2024 Summer Olympics will stay in Lima, Peru, on Sept. 13 as scheduled, the IOC said on Thursday after an exec board meeting. The IOC considered relocating or rescheduling its annual session in light of the devastating floods that have damaged much of the country. At the sess ...

Tags: Olympics, South America

Ecclestone Considers Buying Interlagos

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Tags: Facilities, South America

Brazilian Side Uses Numbers To Advertise

Brazilian fourth-tier side Fluminense de Feira has "taken shirt sponsorship to a whole new level," according to the London INDEPENDENT. Not content with "simply featuring sponsor's logos on their shorts as well as their shirts," the club "started using their shirt numbers to advertise special offers ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, South America

Rio Still Trying To Pay Off $32M In Debts

The final contest of the 2016 Rio Olympics looks a lot like "Let’s Make a Deal," according to Tariq Panja of Bloomberg. With R$100M ($32M) in "outstanding debts," the organizing committee is "trying to pay off suppliers with stuff -- air conditioners, portable energy units, electrical cables - ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

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