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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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Corinthians' Stadium Remains Unfinished

Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht is planning to "finally deliver" the Arena Corinthians on Oct. 16, but the stadium will not be completed, according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Corinthians is "arguably Brazil's biggest club, together with Rio de Janeiro's Flamengo, but live a li ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

Brazil Brings In U.S.-Style Draft

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) introduced an American-style draft in Brazilian women's football "to ensure a more competitive balance in the domestic league," according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Clubs that have qualified for the second phase of the Brazilian domestic le ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

Neymar Accused Of Tax Evasion

A Brazilian judge has charged that Neymar "took steps to avoid reporting income and paying tax," according to Kelly Phillips Erb of FORBES. As a result, the judge has ordered 188.8M reais ($47.75M) of Neymar's assets frozen, "that amount is roughly three times more than the amount of tax at issue." ...

Tags: Finance, South America

Rio May Be Allowed To Sell Beer

Those fans who want to drink a cold beer while watching their favorite football (soccer) team play in one of Rio de Janeiro’s stadiums will now be able to thank the new bill approved at Rio’s legislative assembly on Wednesday authorizing the sale of beer at stadiums. Sports fans ...

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Rio Ceremonies To Be Low-Budget

The opening and closing ceremonies for the Rio Olympics and Paralympics "will be low-budget productions compared to three years ago in London, or in Beijing in 2008," according to Stephen Wade of the AP. The austerity "reflects the reality of Rio's Olympics, which open in just over 10 months and are ...

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Top Uruguayan Football Clubs Sign SUAT

Uruguayan Primera División sides Nacional and Club Atlético Peñarol have signed sponsorship deals with SUAT, according to SOCCEREX. The Montevideo-based medical services company has "signed on as an official sponsor of the two Uruguayan top flight clubs." The company "intends to ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, South America

Corinthians Partners With Twitter

Brasileiro club Corinthians entered into a new partnership with Twitter, according to SOCCEREX. The club will introduce "small advertisements on their club content via Twitter's video advertising product Twitter Amplify." Corinthians becomes the first South American club to partner with Tw ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil

NFL Signs With TVNZ, Flow

TVNZ secured broadcast rights to the NFL this season allowing Kiwi fans to watch games and former National Rugby League star and current 49ers RB Jarryd Hayne, according to Steve Kilgallon of Stuff.co.nz. Jeff Latch TVNZ Dir Content says "more deals are to come," after completing the deal for the ri ...

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FINA Wants Copacabana Water Tested

Swimming's governing body, FINA, "has called for virus testing of the water that will be used for events at next year's Olympics amid fears for athletes' health," according to the AP. Until recently, Games organizers "insisted viral testing was not necessary," despite an independent five-month ...

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Rio To Hire 90,000 People For 2016

The Rio 2016 organizing committee plans to contract 90,000 people to work at next years Olympic and Paralympic games. 85,000 outsourced staff will be hired by third-party companies, and 5,000 vacancies at the organizing committee will be recruited by ManpowerGroup. It is expected that the recruitmen ...

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