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Airbnb Olympics Agreement Has Rio Home Owners Expecting Windfall

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Brazilian homeowners who profited by renting out their homes during the soccer World Cup last year are aiming to cash in again when Rio de Janeiro hosts the 2016 Olympics, this time with official help. Organizers of the first South American Olympics today signed a sponsorship agreement with Airbnb Inc.

McIlroy’s Game Suits Rio Olympics Course, Superintendent Says

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- The man responsible for preparing the first course to host an Olympic golf event in a 112 years is telling players to practice their short game. Neil Cleverly, superintendent at a new course built for the Rio de Janeiro games in 2016, said it would suit players like No.

Soccer’s Pele Ready to Take on The World in Sandwich Tour

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Pele is going on a world tour on behalf of sponsors four months after kidney failure left him hooked up to a dialysis machine in a Brazilian hospital intensive care unit. The 74-year-old, the only person with three World Cup winner's medals, will travel to Britain, China and Australia to promote companies including sandwich chain Subway.

Taser-Threatened Pope Francis Featured in Fox Sports Brazil Ad

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- An actor playing Pope Francis sits in a chair, his arms immobilized by rope, his eyes shut and a lamp swinging over his head. His tormentor looks into the camera, blood staining his white cotton T-shirt and face.

Brazil Soccer Teams Get 20-Year Lifeline Over $1.2 Billion Debts

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff signed into law a provisional debt-relief program for the country's soccer clubs, which have amassed as much as 4 billion reais ($1.2 billion) in unpaid taxes. The legislation to allow clubs to repay debts for as long as 20 years comes with strings attached, including the threat of demotion to lower-tier leagues for delinquent payers.

Embezzling Drug Money: Brazil Judge Becomes Probe Target Himself

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- As he prepared to oversee the insider-trading case against Brazil's most famous fallen billionaire, Judge Flavio Roberto de Souza said the nation was entering an era where corruption would no longer be tolerated. He couldn't have realized how right he was.

Beckham-Backed Figo Can’t Rely on Fame to Unseat FIFA’s Blatter

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- As Luis Figo exited a hotel elevator on his way to breakfast, he was approached by a fan carrying a cardboard tube. The man, who'd waited at least an hour for the one-time world's best soccer player at the Bourbon hotel in Asuncion, Paraguay, produced a drawing of Figo before asking the 42-year-old to pose for pictures.

Fifa leaders need to leave jet-setting lifestyle behind, says Van Praag

bdlive.co.za — RIO DE JANEIRO - Fifa's leadership inhabits a world of private jets and vanity film projects, excesses soccer's governing body should end, says one of the men trying to oust president Sepp Blatter.

Blatter’s Election Rival Takes Aim at FIFA Movie, Private Jets

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- FIFA's leadership inhabits a world of private jets and vanity film projects, excesses that soccer's governing body should end, said one of the men attempting to oust four-term President Sepp Blatter.

World Cup ‘Treasure’ Is $5 Billion Fault Line in FIFA Election

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- While his rivals for the top job at FIFA are offering more World Cup places to woo voters, President Sepp Blatter is telling the electorate he won't mess with the soccer governing body's $5 billion tournament. Blatter flew by private jet to Paraguay's capital Asuncion to attend South American confederation Conmebol's annual meeting, where Juan Angel Napout was re-elected president.
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Mar 29, 2015

Brazil 1-0 Chile. 8th straight Brazil win without playing well. Alexis Sanchez best player by mile. Niggley game. Neymar/Medel spat subplot

Mar 29, 2015

Medel trod on Neymar's calf off ball. Neymar screamed. Ref ignored. Probably because 10th time Neymar has squealed and rolled about today

Mar 29, 2015

Chile dominating possession against brazil like they did in World Cup game. Brazil relying on counter. Chile missing a central striker

Mar 28, 2015

Dunga: 'We're not really that engaged with politics or economics. It is football, football, football' - may explain eco mess brazil is in

Mar 28, 2015

Kazim Kazim still playing for Turkey. What an interesting and varied career. #colin

Mar 28, 2015

@HEGS_com pretty poor. Shouldn't be that hard to find the right anthem!

Mar 28, 2015

RT @telesalTV: El Himno que se escucha no es de El Salvador.

Mar 28, 2015

Seemed to be some confusion among El Salvador players lined up for the national anthem before Argentina game. Was it the right one?

Mar 28, 2015

Lots of strange goings on and odd emails related to Leeds United and GFH today.

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