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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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Tags: Olympics, Brazil

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Rio Mayor Trusts Olympic Security

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes "expressed confidence Saturday in security for next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, but was also cautious in the wake of the attacks in Paris just over a week ago," according to the AP. Paes said, "We have to worry. ... The attacks to Paris were not to Paris, but to the civili ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

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Pergolini Proposes Stadium Expansion

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