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12/07/16
Anta, Thompson Negotiating Contract Extension

Chinese shoe brand Anta has reportedly made NBA Golden State Warriors player Klay Thompson a "new multi-year shoe deal extension offer that would place him among the highest earning footwear endorsers in the league," according to Nick DePaula of NICE KICKS. Thompson's representatives at BDA Sports M ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

12/06/16
Cricket Australia Execs To Quiz Howard

Cricket Australia Team Performance Manager Pat Howard "is expected to be quizzed by CA directors on the shortcomings of the Australian Test team this summer" and about the high-performance structures in general at a board meeting in Melbourne on Thursday, according to Chris Barrett of the SYDNEY MOR ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

12/05/16
IOC Urging Tokyo To Set Budget

The IOC called on Tokyo to "show a sense of urgency" about finalizing its budget for the 2020 Summer Games, noting that "costs will continue to increase the longer it takes," according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. Tokyo 2020 organizers "vowed to keep costs below" $20B. IOC VP John Coates, in Tokyo for ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

12/02/16
China Returns To UCI WorldTour

China will "return to global cycling's most prestigious circuit with a new stage race next year after the country's richest man, Wang Jianlin, announced an agreement" with the Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) on Thursday, according to Jake Spring of REUTERS. The first race, part of a revised UCI WorldTour ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

12/02/16
Japan Stadium Construction Begins

The Japan Sports Council announced that the "main construction work for the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics began Thursday, about 14 months later than originally planned," according to KYODO. The groundbreaking ceremony for the stadium will take place Dec. 11, " ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/30/16
IOC Urging Tokyo To Keep Budget Down

The IOC has "urged Tokyo" to keep the costs for the 2020 Summer Games below $20B as the hosts "continue to grapple with ballooning expenses for the multi-sports event," according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike "ordered a review of the budget." At an open meeting for a fo ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/29/16
BCCI Hard Up For Cash

The "cash-rich" Board of Control for Cricket in India is "finding it difficult to meet basic payments," according to Sanjjeev K. Samyal of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. The West Indies women’s team, which was in India to play a limited-overs series this month, had to go through the tour without re ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

11/28/16
Tokyo 2020 Will Not Change Venues

Tokyo's government is "unlikely to make major changes to the plans for several 2020 Olympic Games venues, including one it had proposed moving elsewhere, but it will make efforts to pare costs," according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike "ordered a review of ballooning Olympic ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/23/16
Equestrian Agrees On Format Changes

World equestrian chiefs "have voted in favour of proposed format changes for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo," according to the IRISH TIMES. Under the new proposals -- which now go forward to IOC exec board members for approval next year -- "team numbers in the Olympic equestrian disc ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/23/16
NBA To Open Academy In India In '17

The NBA is extending its player development reach into India with the creation of the NBA Academy India to open in the Delhi Capital Region in April. It is the fifth overseas NBA Academy and follows the '16 launch of similar training facilities in Hangzhou, Jinan, and Urumqi, China along with the la ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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