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Rio Chiefs Meet To Discuss Hovercrafts For World Cup Tourist Transportation

04 / 17 / 14

Rio de Janeiro "is eyeing a new way to bring World Cup tourists to the city from the airport: hovercraft," according to David Biller of BLOOMBERG. Rio state’s Tourism Secretary Claudio Magnavita met with Transport Secretary Tatiana Vaz Carius on April 13 "and discussed the idea." The state "wo...

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Olympics Notes

The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and the country's first privately-owned indoor sports facility, Beeline Arena, formalized a two-year Memorandum of Understanding Friday. The MoU is renewable and subject to an annual review. Sports federations will be allowed "easy, affordable access" to th ...

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02/08/13
Internacional To Expand Into Asia

Brasileiro club Internacional "took an important step in expanding its brand in the Asian market," according to Rodolfo Gomes of MAQUINA DO ESPORTE. Japanese representatives were received by Internacional's management "to work out the last details" of a partnership that will see the creation of foot ...

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02/07/13
Brazil World Cup Costs Continue To Rise

The cost for organizing the 2014 World Cup "has already reached" R$26.5B ($13.3B), according to Macri & Itri of FOLHA DE S. PAULO. The sum is R$2.7B ($1.4B) more than what the original budget had indicated in Jan. '11. The federal government believes the cost will continue rising. Sports Ministe ...

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02/06/13
Four Bids Entered For '19 Pan Am Games

The Pan American Sports Organization named La Punta, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru; and Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela "as the four cities that submitted bids for the 2019 Pan Am Games," according to ISPORTCONNECT. Each city is vying for its first opportunity to host the Games, though Venezuela an ...

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02/06/13
Mineirão Stadium Operator Fined

Minas Arena, the operator of the Mineirão stadium, was fined R$1M ($500,000) by the Mineiro state government for a series of faults that took place in the inauguration of the stadium over the weekend, according to PORTAL 2014. State official Tiago Lacerda said that the government found "accep ...

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02/06/13
Palmeiras Working To Keep Kia

Brasileiro B club Palmeiras "is looking for a way to keep Kia as a sponsor," according to Bruno Braga of LANCE NET. In a meeting over the weekend, Kia execs "made it clear" to the club they were looking to spend "a lot less" than the R$18M ($9M) it paid last season when the team was in the top fligh ...

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02/05/13
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02/04/13
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Brasileiro club Cruzeiro has agreed to a three-year sponsorship deal with Italian telecom company TIM, according to MAQUINA DO ESPORTE. Terms of the deal "were not disclosed." TIM Brasil Advertising & Brand Management Dir Livia Marquez said, "A partnership with a big football club like Cruzeiro ...

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02/01/13
Grêmio Fans Injured In Arena Accident

Brasileiro club Grêmio opened its new stadium on Wednesday "with a scare," according to IG. Grêmio midfielder Elano's goal 16 minutes into the Libertadores clash against Ecuadorean side Liga de Quito led to the home fans' traditional "avalanche celebration," which resulted in "a fence co ...

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Brasileiro club Santos has agreed to a "one game sponsorship with an electronics company" for Sunday's game against São Paulo, according to Rodolfo Gomes of MAQUINA DO ESPORTE. The company, whose name has not yet be released, "is also studying the possibility of extending the contract and bec ...

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