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While Rio’s preparations have been dogged by controversy, new research shows that it has bucked a recent trend among Olympic host cities by keeping costs down and under control.

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    28 July 2016

    The safety of spectators and athletes has to be the No.1 priority for any host city, but concerns have been raised over Rio’s security strategy following a series of high-profile terror attacks in other parts of the world.

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    28 July 2016

    Brazil is in the midst of its worst recession in a generation. At the beginning of the year industry professionals predicted that its economy would shrink 2.95 per cent in 2016.

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    28 July 2016

    THE CHANGING NATURE of the sports media industry in Brazil is perhaps best exemplified by the recent developments surrounding the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, the top tier of football in the country.

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    28 July 2016

    The turmoil of 2016 was difficult to envisage when Rio upset the odds to land hosting rights to this summer’s Olympic Games.

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    26 July 2016

    For every official sponsor at the Rio Olympics there will be a rival seeking to disrupt the impact of the official advertising campaigns. Jennifer Gibson, senior associate in the dispute resolution team at independent UK law firm Burges Salmon LLP looks at the steps that will be taken to protect Olympic partners

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Date: 
28 July 2016

The 2017 edition of golf’s PGA Championship is set to remain in Charlotte, despite concerns surrounding a law in the US city’s home state of North Carolina that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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    28 July 2016

    SportAccord has appointed Nis Hatt as its permanent managing director during a council meeting that also saw the umbrella body of international sport federations pledge to analyse the feasibility of staging multi-sport events.

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    28 July 2016

    The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers will play a regular season fixture in London during the North American league’s Global Games series.

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    28 July 2016

    Eleven weightlifters, including three Russian medallists, returned positive samples in the second wave of doping retests from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has said, as more International Federations (IFs) issued their verdicts on Russian participation at Rio 2016.

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    28 July 2016

    Travel money specialist FairFX has entered into a partnership with English Premier League football champion Leicester City.

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    28 July 2016

    Thai pay-television operator TrueVisions has acquired rights to broadcast a host of leading club football competitions, including the English Premier League, through deals with pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports and Fox International Channels, the broadcast subsidiary of media company 21st Century Fox.