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New Zealand Rugby Union, Sky TV Sign 'Conditional' Deal For Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

The New Zealand Rugby Union and Sky TV signed "a conditional five-year deal for broadcasting rights from 2016," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. A final agreement is expected to be signed off by the end of November. NZRU CEO Steve Tew said that no financial details were disclosed "due to the...

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10/30/13
Brazil Opposes EPL-Style Structure

The government official overseeing football said that Brazil’s plans to reform the sport "after decades of mismanagement won’t include an English Premier League-style model because it would weaken the national team," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Lawmakers, club p ...

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10/30/13
Brazil's Rebelo Not Expecting WC Protests

Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo on Monday said he does not believe "there will be protests during the 2014 World Cup," according to LA AFICION. Rebelo assured that "the majority of stadium construction will be completed on time, although a minority will be ready in the months to come." Regarding ...

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10/27/13
Brazil Football Clubs Net Record Sales

Brazil's economy "may be facing a slowdown but there is one business in Latin America’s largest economy that is reporting record growth rates: football," according to Joe Leahy of the FINANCIAL TIMES. A study by Itaú BBA bank indicated that the revenues of Brazil’s top 24 teams gr ...

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10/25/13
Boca Juniors Fans Rated World's Best

French football magazine So Foot "ranked the atmosphere at home games of Argentine first division side Boca Juniors as the best in the world," according to CLARIN. Boca's top ranking "was based on a So Foot editor's personal experience at Boca Juniors games, where he saw fans' fervor and the at ...

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10/25/13
Brazilian Prosecutors Sue FIFA

Brazilian prosecutors are "suing FIFA for reimbursement of public funds spent on temporary structures in stadiums that will host next year’s World Cup," according to the AP. Prosecutors’ offices in five Brazilian states said in statements posted on their web pages that "they're seeking r ...

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10/23/13
Sport Organ Donation Signs Up 57,000

Not even death "can sever fans' links with their beloved football team, promises a campaign to boost organ donations in Brazil which has helped to cut waiting lists for cornea and heart transplants to all-time low," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Some 57,000 fans of football club Sport "have ...

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10/21/13
World Cup Gouging Committee Created

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has "set up a committee to monitor prices and service quality" ahead of the 2014 World Cup amid concerns that visitors "may encounter astronomical markups on lodging and transportation," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Brazil Chief of Staff Gleisi Hoffmann s ...

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10/21/13
Alligator Worries At Olympics Golf Venue

Organizers of the first Olympic golf tournament in 112 years said that "there is little risk of alligator-like creatures slithering onto fairways or greens during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. As many as 6,000 caimans, members of the alligator family, "live i ...

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10/18/13
Brazil Sports Minister To Step Down

Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo "is to stand down in December just six months before the country hosts the World Cup," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. Rebelo said that he "would make way for someone new" after delivering the 12 stadiums to be used in the tournament, all of which "are due t ...

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10/18/13
Romario: World Cup Robbing Brazilians

Romario, the "World Cup winner who’s now a Brazilian lawmaker," said a proposal by Brazil's football governing body to "penalize teams that default on tax debt is unworkable," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said that Brazil’s government ...

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