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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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McDonald's Unveils Rio Plans

McDonald's announced Monday that "it will open a restaurant in the international zone of the Olympic village and a dessert center, an operation unique to Brazil, in Barra Olympic Park," according to Samantha Bomkamp of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The restaurant "will serve a standard global menu with some ...

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Marvel Jumps Into Action Sports

Iron Man and Captain America may soon become regular sightings on slopes and skate parks around the world with Marvel pushing into the action sports category. The Disney-owned company, which is best known for its comic book superheroes and blockbuster movies, is making a “concerted push into t ...

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Top Argentine Clubs To Help B Nacional

The Argentine FA's conflict with B Nacional clubs "could have the beginning of an agreement," as an arrangement by first division clubs "will allow all B Nacional teams to receive the same amount of TV money," according to LOS ANDES. B Nacional clubs complained to the AFA about the reduced funding t ...

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361° To Provide Rio 2016 Paralympic Uniforms

The Int'l Paralympic Committee signed an agreement with Chinese sportswear company 361° to supply uniforms and products to the IPC Governing Board, VIPs and members of staff for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Under the terms of the supply agreement, 361°has been appointed as the IPC’s ...

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Progress Made On Rio Water Conditions

Organizers of the Rio Olympics are confident they are in "good shape" to guarantee the health of competitors in the sailing events after "taking several measures to cope with the polluted water of Guanabara Bay," according to Mark Lamport-Stokes of REUTERS. The cleaning of Guanabara Bay was "a key p ...

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RTF Expects To See Sharapova At Rio

The Russian Tennis Federation "expects Maria Sharapova to represent her country at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, despite being provisionally suspended from the game after testing positive for a banned substance," according to the ABC. Sharapova "failed a drug test at the Australian Open" b ...

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Arena Carioca 3 Unveiled In Rio

The Arena Carioca 3 was unveiled on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro as part of the ongoing inauguration of Olympic and Paralympic venues for this year’s 2016 Olympics to be held in the city starting in August, according to Lise Alves of the RIO TIMES. It "is the second of the three arenas to be concl ...

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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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