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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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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, ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

Flamengo Expecting Profit Of $25M

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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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Dakar Rally To Bypass Peru

Dakar Rally organizers said on Monday that the annual South American off-road race "will be rerouted," according to Mitra Taj of REUTERS. Peru withdrew as a host due to forecasts for a strong El Niño weather pattern "which has caused floods and landslides there in the past." Peru "also c ...

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Lawyer: Judge Should Dismiss Extradition

Former CONMEBOL President Nicolás Leoz's attorney said that a Paraguayan judge should dismiss a U.S. extradition request for Leoz "because a treaty between the two countries is fraught with legal holes," according to Daniela Desantis of REUTERS. Leoz, 86, is among nine football officials and ...

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São Paulo's Morumbi To Use NGH 2.0

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Tinelli Cleared As Presidential Candidate

Argentina Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández said on Wednesday that Argentine first division side San Lorenzo VP Marcelo Tinelli "is a VP of a club and I believe that the conditions are met" for him to be a candidate for the presidency of the Argentine FA , according to TÉLAM. ...

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