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Chile is renowned as one of the most stable and economically sophisticated countries in Latin America, but does such a reputation translate to the country's sports industry? SportBusiness International reports.

CHILE HAS A RELATIVELY small population in comparison with some of its Latin American neighbours, but about 78 per cent of them – or 14 million – are online, according to IWS.

Football is still the number one sport in Chile but there is now an increasing appetite for alternative forms of entertainment, particularly in the fitness industry and adventure sports. These emerging activities are causing an evolution in how brands engage with people in Chile.

 

Elisha Chauhan finds out why the organising committee for the 2014 South American Games in Santiago gave away most of its tickets for free.

The World Rally Championship’s planned event in Chile next April is set to be cancelled due to ongoing social unrest in the country. The event had been due to take place from April 16-19 in Concepción. T

Chilean pay-television sports broadcaster Canal del Fútbol has been ordered to repay customers whose subscriptions have been affected by the ongoing protests in Chile.

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) has opted to move the final of this year’s Copa Libertadores club competition from Santiago in Chile to the Peruvian capital of Lima.

Fifa, football’s global governing body, has announced today (Wednesday) that it has received bids from Russia, Chile and El Salvador to host its Beach Soccer World Cup in 2021.