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Labour Party Floats Levy On EPL TV Rights To Support Grassroots Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 24 / 14

Britain's Labour Party has accused Premier League clubs of "not contributing enough to grassroots football and suggested that they may be compelled to pay a levy on revenue from television rights," according to Pickard & Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman "is a...

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Brazil: Bonuses For Football Gold Only

The traditional bonuses that the Brazilian Football team and the coaching staff receive from the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) "will only be paid" if they win the Gold Medal at the London Games, according to Carlos Padeiro of UOL.com.br. The decision had been made before the team left for L ...

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Brazil Medalist Zanetti Eyes Sponsors

The life of Brazilian gymnast Arthur Zanetti "will pass through a revolution" after his Gold Medal in the still rings competition at the London Games, according to Marcelo Belpiede of GAZETAESPORTIVA.net. Before the Olympics, Zanetti "was not one of the big names of the sport in the country" and onl ...

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FIFA Seeking Local World Cup Sponsors

Two years from the start of the 2014 World Cup, FIFA is "encountering difficulties selling the last two sponsorship packages" allotted to Brazilian companies, according to Paulo Passos of UOL.com.br. The struggles stem from the high price that FIFA demands and the "poor image that the event has in B ...

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Rio 2016 CEO Promises Full Venues

Rio Olympics Organizing Committee CEO Leonardo Gryner revealed Rio 2016 wants to "flexibilize" the sale of tickets and the last minute occupation of seats at Olympic events to "avoid the problems faced by London 2012," according to Paula Adamo Idoeta of the BBC Brasil. The committee also wants to "a ...

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World Cup Team Camp Sites Published

The 2014 World Cup Local Organizing Committee published the "first version" of the Team Base Camps official brochure for the delegations that will take part in the event, according to Felipe Castro of PORTAL 2014. The document lists 54 venues that have been approved and have signed contracts with th ...

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Nissan Brazil Prepping For '16 Rio Games

Nissan in Brazil is set to install a factory in Rezende, Rio de Janeiro in January which will "promises to change significantly" the lives of company execs in the coming year, according to Erich Beting of MAQUINADOESPORTE.com.br. The compnay will also begin preparation to be one of the main sponsors ...

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Not All WC Infrastructure Will Be Finished In Time

Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo revealed that "Brazil will not have concluded all the infrastructure for the start of the 2014 World Cup, but the country will be in condition to host hundreds of thousands of visitors for the tournament," according to REUTERS. Rebelo also added, "We will do eve ...

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World Cup Team Camps Set Wednesday

The 2014 World Cup Local Organizing Committee will publish "the first edition of the list of Team Base Camps" to be used by national teams on Wednesday, according to COPA2014. The Team Base Camps are the venues that will be used by national teams as headquarters during the World Cup. They are made u ...

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Neymar The New Ad Man For Clear Men

Brasileiro Santos FC striker Neymar is the "new propaganda man" for Clear Men shampoo, according to MAQUINADOESPORTE.com.br. The 20-year-old Brazilian national team player "will promote a campaign" for an anti-dandruff shampoo. The ad campaign was produced by AD Studio and Borghi/Lowe. In the ad, Ne ...

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Grant Program For Brazilian Athletes

Through the Athlete Grant Program, Brazil's Ministry of Sports has provided financial support for 111 of the 259 athletes in 32 sports at the London Games. The program also provides financial support for 156 of the 186 members of the Brazilian delegation at the Paralympic Games. The Athlete Grant Pr ...

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