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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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Omega To Fund Charitable Projects In Rio

Swiss watchmaker and Olympics TOP sponsor Omega will eschew its traditional ceremonial countdown clock in favor of 12 charitable projects in Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods between now and the start of the 2016 Games. Omega, the official Olympics timekeeper, announced Monday it will fund a refurb ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

World Rugby Crossing Fingers For Rio Venue

World Rugby officials "are crossing their fingers that the venue selected to stage their matches at next year's Rio Olympics will be ready in time even though construction on the stadium has not started with just a year to go," according to Julian Linden of REUTERS. Rugby, returning to the Olympics ...

Tags: Facilities, Brazil

AP: Rio Water A Threat At 2016 Olympics

The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games "are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors," according to the AP. An AP investigation "found dangerously high levels of viruses a ...

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ESPN Takes South American La Liga Rights

ESPN Int'l "purchased the multimedia rights" for La Liga and Liga Adelante, Spain's top two divisions, in Spanish-speaking South America until the end of the '19-20 season, according to SOCCEREX. The agreement with the Spanish Football League (LFP) "was brokered by int'l sports rights agency Mediapr ...

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CONMEBOL To Carry Out Reform Process

CONMEBOL announced on Wednesday that it will carry out a process of reform "to combat corruption," according to the DPA. One of the principal measures will be to reform its code of ethics and "review the commercial relationships with the businesses being investigated" as part of the FIFA corruption ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Rio Olympic Village 85% Finished

Construction consortium Ilha Pura said that the construction of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic village is 85% "complete and due to be concluded by end of the year," according to XINHUA. The village "is being constructed next to Barra Olympic Park, which is located in the southwest of Rio and wi ...

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Chile Announces Anti-Violence Measures

In response to the return of violent incidents in recent matches, the Chilean FA (ANFP) proposed a package of seven measures on Friday. They include a fan database that will gradually be implemented between '15 and '16 and the possibility of holding games without any fans from the visiting ...

Tags: International Football, South America

Hangin' With ... Javier Tebas

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Santos Promises To Settle Late Payments

Brasileiro side Santos is "once again is late on salary payments to players and employees," as two months have passed since the club has paid salaries and image rights to players, according to Gonçalo Junior of ESTADÃO. The club is nearing three months without compensating employees, ...

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Romário To Head CBF Investigation

The Brazilian senate will have a new parliamentary inquiry commission (CPI) in order to proceed with the "investigation to examine" the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF), according to MAQUINA DO ESPORTE. Former footballer turned Senator Romário will "lead the commission." Senator&nbs ...

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