Univision Communications Inc. announced the appointment of David Downs to the position of President of Sports, effective immediately. Downs, who replaces Stephen J. Solomon, will be based in New York.

KVEA-TV/52 and Telemundo Network are the official Spanish-language broadcasters of the Mexican National Soccer Team. The matches are port of the qualifying rounds to the 2001 World Cup, being played in Japan.

D.C. United announced that Radio America (WACA 1540 AM) has been named the club’s official Spanish-language radio partner for the 2001 season, the fourth season the popular station will carry United matches. Radio America will broadcast all 28 regular season games live.

After concluding February 2001 sweeps, Telemundo's most successful sweeps performance to date, the broadcast network continued its string of record-breaking ratings success with the broadcasts of the first World Cup qualifier match between U.S.

Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) and Fernandez Racing announced a multi-year, worldwide licensing and representation agreement to create a new line of merchandise and promotions with Mexican star Adrian Fernandez, a leading driver in the CART FedEx Championship Series.

The SportsYA! Media Group announced that it received Olympic accreditation for its Spanish and Portuguese language Internet sports portal,, for the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

FIFA has awarded Brazil's leading sports marketing agency, Traffic Sports Marketing, the global marketing and commercialization rights for soccer's Club World Championship. This is the first time FIFA has awarded the marketing and commercialization rights to a third party on a global basis. is the exclusive on-line application channel for tickets to the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.

For the first time in history every football fan in the world has an equal opportunity to buy tickets for the FIFA World Cup.

There are two basic types of tickets:

Univision Sports announced that five-time World Champion, Oscar De La Hoya (32-2-26 KO's), will resume his boxing career in March in a 12-round welterweight fight against Arturo Gatti (33-4-27 KO's). The exact location and date in March will be announced later this month.

Latino Broadcasting Company Spanish-language radio network announced that it will broadcast Super Bowl XXXV.

For the fifth consecutive year Latino Broadcasting Company, will be the official and exclusive Spanish-language radio network of the National Football League's Super Bowl.

DirecTV Latin America, ISL Worldwide and the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced that DirecTV Latin America has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the FIFA World Cup final competitions in 2002 and 2006 as well as to other FIFA world championships.

Fox Sports World and Fox Sports World Español will bring televised coverage of the 52nd Caribbean World Series to the U.S. next month when the Series gets underway. Telecasts of the Caribbean World Series will be offered in Spanish on Fox Sports World Español and in English on Fox Sports World.

The Mexican National Soccer Team (MNST) announced a broad partnership with U.S. national Spanish-language television network Telemundo to broadcast all of the Mexican National Team's exhibition and official games.