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Hangin' With... Rio 2016 Licensing, Retail & Concessions General Manager Sylmara Multini

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 31 / 14

SYLMARA MULTINI is the general manager of licensing, retail and concessions for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Prior to joining Rio 2016, Multini worked for the Walt Disney Company and toymaker Mattel. As the head of Rio 2016’s licensing and retail, Multini oversees the development and distribu...

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11/28/13
Football Notes

The Spanish Football League (LFP) has released figures showing that stadium attendance at La Liga and Spanish second division matches has "increased during the current season by 3.23%" with respect to the '12-13 season. Through 14 La Liga matchdays and 15 in the second division, "cumulative stadium ...

Tags: International Football

11/27/13
Blatter Slams European World Cup Attack

FIFA President Sepp Blatter condemned European media for "attacking" 2022 World Cup host Qatar, days after "slamming European countries and companies over the controversial tournament," according to the AFP. Blatter said that the media "had been unfair to Qatar as he made an impassioned defence of t ...

Tags: International Football

11/27/13
Blatter Condemns 'Racist' Betis Fans

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has condemned La Liga Real Betis fans "who apparently directed racist chants at their own player Paulao after he was sent off in Sunday's 4-0 derby defeat at Sevilla," according to Iain Rodgers of REUTERS. A group of Betis fans were briefly shown on Spanish TV " ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

11/27/13
EPL Cardiff Owes 'Solidarity' Payment

Chilean football club Universidad Catolica's dispute with EPL side Cardiff City is "highlighting the difficulties Latin American clubs can have in getting paid for developing young talent," according to Panja & Duff of BLOOMBERG. Lawyers for the publicly traded club said that Cardiff failed to p ...

Tags: South America, International Football

11/27/13
Football Notes

FIFPro "is sending a delegation to Qatar on a four-day visit" (Nov. 28-31) "to hold urgent talks with the country's football authorities and organisers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup regarding the rights of players and in particular the plight of French footballer Zahar Belounis who has been trapped in ...

Tags: International Football

11/26/13
FIFA: Diver's Must Examine Conscience

With the World Cup looming and the stakes higher than ever, FIFA is hoping that it can appeal to the conscience of the players to stamp out the practice of diving, "which many feel is ruining the game," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. FIFA Head of Refereeing Massimo Busacca said, "We n ...

Tags: International Football

11/26/13
Clubs Offered Football Injury Insurance

A new insurance product launched on Monday "is providing Europe's top clubs with the opportunity to insure their players against illness or injury that could affect the club's performance on the field and hence its financial performance off it," according to Paul Nicholson of INS ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

11/26/13
Football Notes

The proposal for a "Unified Football League" for Russian and Ukrainian clubs "has been met with further criticism" after Russian Football Union President Nikolai Tolstykh stated the funds earmarked for the project would be better directed toward "infrastructure projects and the development of youth ...

Tags: International Football

11/25/13
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Tags: International Football, Brazil

11/25/13
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FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Friday that Europe "needs to shoulder far more responsibility for the exploitation of migrant labourers building stadiums and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar," according to Nick Squires of the London TELEGRAPH. Blatter said that the majority of comp ...

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