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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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Brazilian Clubs Create Liga Sul-Minas-Rio

A competition "meant to be the precursor to a Brazilian Premier League has been officially formed after a meeting by member clubs in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday," according to ESPN. The statute for the "Liga Sul-Minas-Rio," a regional tournament consisting of clubs from five states in Brazil's south, ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

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 ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

River Considering Renaming Stadium

Argentine first division club River Plate has Fly Emirates "on its radar" as a possible title sponsor of its El Monumental stadium, according to Daniel Avellaneda of CLARÍN. Two weeks ago, the club hosted a Fly Emirates exec during its Marketing Day. Though "there was no formal offer, the ide ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, South America

Rio 2016 Promises Waters Will Be 'Fixed'

Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman said that the sewage and garbage-infested waters that will stage several events at the Olympics next year will be "fixed" in time for the Games, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. The "shocking state of the venues for sailing, rowing, and open-water swi ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

Rio Opens Olympics Facility In Deodoro

The first facility of the Deodoro Sports Complex, one of the primary locations for the 2016 Olympic Games, was opened on Sunday (August 31st) by the Mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes. The BMX cycling competition arena will host eleven Olympic and four Paralympic games and later become a Radical Park, a l ...

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Argentine FA Agreement In Jeopardy

An agreement reached by Argentine FA execs "included three central points:" clearing San Lorenzo VP Marcelo Tinelli to run for the presidency of the AFA , delaying the presidential elections and reinstating Roberto Fernández as the head of the Federal Council, according to LOS ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Rio Organizers 'Concerned' Over Sick Sailor

Organizers of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics said on Saturday they were "extremely concerned" after German sailor Erik Heil fell ill following his third place at the test event there, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Heil, who is being treated in a Berlin hospital for several infections, ...

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Flamengo Expecting Profit Of $25M

Brasileiro club Flamengo is "trying to turn the tide after years of financial mismanagement," according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Club Chair Eduardo Bandeira de Mello "keeps the club's purse in check" and Flamengo is now projected to close '15 with a pre-tax profit of €22M ($2 ...

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CONMEBOL To Audit Bolivian Federation

CONMEBOL President Juan Ángel Napout said that his organization and FIFA will audit the finances of the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF), whose president, Carlos Chávez, was jailed for alleged corruption, according to Pedro Servin of the AP. The FBF fired Chávez on ...

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Doubt Cast On Copa América Location

CONMEBOL has "cast doubt" on the location of next year's centenary Copa América by "refusing to confirm" it will be held in the U.S. as originally planned, according to Daniela Desantis of REUTERS. The '16 cup was scheduled to be staged in the U.S. with 10 teams from CONMEBOL and six fro ...

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