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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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Nilton Santos Track Construction Begins

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Tags: Facilities, Brazil

FIFA: Blatter, Valcke Hire U.S. Lawyers

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Tags: International Football, Brazil

Internacional Creates Matchday Culture

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Tags: Franchises, Brazil

Posterscope To Handle Games' $130M OOH

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Uberlândia To Receive Para-Athletic Center

Around 200 para-athletes from Uberlândia, Brazil "received the good news" on Wednesday that they will soon have a sporting resource center designed for their medical needs, according to Caroline Aleixo of GLOBO ESPORTE. Uberlândia Tourism, Sport & Leisure Foundation (FUTEL) ...

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Report Values Chile's CDF At Nearly $1B

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Gold Watches Served As Qatar '22 Bribe

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Pelé Museum Has $93,000 Loss

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Arena Corinthians' Construction Unfinished

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NFL Explores Brazilian Pro Bowl

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