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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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River Plate Renovates Training Facility

Argentine first division side River Plate's Ezeiza training grounds "are undergoing renovations that are expected to be completed by March," according to Federico Del Río of OLÉ. When River Plate Manager Marcelo Gallardo signed his contract with the club, one of his requests was " ...

Tags: Facilities, South America

Panasonic Partners With 2016 Rio Olympics

Panasonic Corp. signed an agreement to become an official ceremony partner with the Rio 2016 organizing committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and will provide turnkey visual operations for the 2016 Rio ceremonies. Panasonic will provide more than 100 high brightness compact 20,000 lumen proj ...

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Rio Stadium Fires 75% Of Workers

Administrators of Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium have fired 75% "of the arena's staff eight months before the 2016 Olympics," according to the AP. The consortium formed by construction company Odebrecht and entertainment group AEG said in a statement on Monday that "40 people were laid off ...

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Dakar Rally's First Stage Canceled

The first stage of the 2016 Dakar Rally has been canceled due to heavy rain, with organizers "taking no chances over road safety after a horrific crash blighted the prologue stage in Argentina on Saturday," according to Michael Butler of the London GUARDIAN. Competitors had been due to set off ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, South America

Rio Utilities Cut Power At Olympic Venue

Rio de Janeiro's Nilton Santos stadium -- one of the showpiece venues for next year's Olympic Games -- "is currently without running water and electricity due to unpaid bills," according to Michael Place of XINHUA. The stadium has racked up about $225,000 "in outstanding utility bills in the past tw ...

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Russia 'Unlikely' To Compete In Rio

European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen "does not expect Russia to return" to int'l competition in time for next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, according to Ed Osmond of REUTERS. Russian athletes were banned indefinitely by the IAAF after a WADA report alleged "widespread corruption ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Brazil

Parque Radical Opens In Rio

Last week the Zona Oeste (West Zone) in Rio "inaugurated the Parque Radical at the Deodoro Sports Complex, which was opened to the public on Wednesday," according to Jay Forte of the RIO TIMES. With 500,000 square meters, the Olympic venue and park "has become the second largest leisure area of ​​th ...

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San Lorenzo Acquires Land

Argentine first division side San Lorenzo confirmed that supermarket Carrefour "accepted the club's proposal" to buy the land where it is looking "to build a stadium where its Estadio Gasómetro stood until the late '70s," according to CONTINENTAL. The club tweeted, "Carrefour accepted th ...

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Event Notes

The Dakar Rally starts next Saturday, "but eyes in Argentina are looking to the other side" of the country, where flooding in the Litoral region "has resulted in three deaths and the evacuation of more than 20,000." This could "seriously affect" some of the areas the drivers are scheduled to pass th ...

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Year In Review: Spain, Latin America

The biggest news in Spain was the long awaited passing of the Real Decreto on April 30 , which evens out the distribution of revenue from TV contracts. In January, Chinese businessman Wang Jianlin paid around €45M for a 20% stake in La Liga side Atlético Madrid . And after Barcelona wa ...

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