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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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Tags: Media, Australia, South America

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Tags: Olympics, South America

Rio To Hire 90,000 People For 2016

The Rio 2016 organizing committee plans to contract 90,000 people to work at next years Olympic and Paralympic games. 85,000 outsourced staff will be hired by third-party companies, and 5,000 vacancies at the organizing committee will be recruited by ManpowerGroup. It is expected that the recruitmen ...

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Bolivian Players Strike Threatens Qualifiers

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Dakar Rally To Start, End In Argentina

Dakar Rally organizer ASO "has been silent" since Aug. 24, when it was announced that Peru withdrew as a host of the race, according to Héctor Martínez of AS. Per a map that has been leaked, "but not confirmed by ASO," the race will leave from Buenos Aires and finish -- "as was sched ...

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Brazilian Clubs Create Liga Sul-Minas-Rio

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Rio 2016 Paralympics To Be 'Biggest Ever'

With one year to go to the start of the Rio Paralympics, organizers said that "they expect the Games to break records," according to Elizabeth Hudson of the BBC. The event will run from Sept. 7-18, 2016 and "will feature 4,350 athletes from 178 countries." A total of 3.3M tickets "will go on sale on ...

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River Considering Renaming Stadium

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Rio 2016 Promises Waters Will Be 'Fixed'

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