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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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Brazil Charges OCI President Hickey

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Tags: Olympics, Brazil

09/08/16
IPC To Crackdown On 'Boosters'

The Int'l Paralympic Committee is to "crack down on cheating in Rio as it introduces new tests to prevent boosting, a banned performance-enhancing practice which seeks to give Paralympic competitors an edge but puts them at risk from strokes or even cardiac arrest," according to Gareth Davies of the ...

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09/08/16
Corinthians Inks Deal With Estrella Galicia

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, Brazil

09/07/16
Thomas Bach To Miss Opening Ceremony

IOC President Thomas Bach will miss the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday -- "the first time" the president of the IOC will "not have attended the event for 32 years," according to Daniel Etchells of INSIDE THE GAMES. Bach is instead due to be attending "th ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

09/07/16
Police Say They Can Prove Ticket Scandal

Brazilian police said that they have "overwhelming" proof former Olympic Council of Ireland President Patrick Hickey "led an illegal ticketing ring at the Rio Games and are preparing to make a formal accusation later in the week," according to Rodrigo Viga Gaier of REUTERS. Rio de Janeiro ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

09/06/16
IPC Predicts Paralympics Sell-Out

The Int'l Paralympic Committee predicted that the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro "will be a sell-out," less than three weeks after it was revealed just 12% of tickets had been sold, according to OMNISPORT. Concerns were raised that events "would be played out at empty venues." However, the IPC now say ...

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09/06/16
CONCACAF Boss Praises Players, Fans

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Tags: International Football, South America

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09/02/16
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