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07/29/15
Zaha Hadid Hits Back Over Stadium Flop

The architects whose "controversial plans for a dramatic" £1.3B ($2B) Tokyo Olympic stadium "were scrapped by the Japanese government over concerns about costs hit back on Tuesday, claiming it was not the design at fault but rapidly rising construction costs," according to Caroline Davies of t ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan, United Kingdom

07/28/15
CSA Announces Landmark India Tour

Cricket South Africa said that the country "will play four test matches in India for the first time" as part of its longest ever tour to the sub-continent later this year, according to Nick Said of REUTERS. The Proteas "will also play five One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 matches between ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Africa, India

07/28/15
BCCI Rules Out India-Pakistan Cricket Ties

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "appeared to rule out an immediate resumption of India-Pakistan cricket ties in the wake of Gurdaspur terror attack, in which militants from across the border are believed to be involved," according to ONE INDIA. There "were talks about resumption of bilate ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

07/27/15
Almaty Out To Upset Beijing For '22 Games

Beijing "will go head-to-head with the little-known Kazakh city of Almaty for the right to host the 2022 winter Olympics" when the IOC elects the winner at its session in Malaysia next week, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Beijing, which hosted the 2008 Games, "is looking to become the fir ...

Tags: Olympics, China, Asia

07/27/15
Tokyo Unveils Logos For 2020 Olympics

Tokyo organizers on Friday unveiled the official logos for the '20 Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to the AFP. The logos are "based around the letter 'T' for Tokyo and an upended '=' sign to represent equality." The Organizing Committee in a statement said, "The black colour of the central c ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

07/27/15
Toro Rosso Says F1 Right To Go To Baku

Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost defended F1's decision "to race in Azerbaijan next year while brushing off concerns about media freedom and the country's human rights record," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Asked at a Hungarian Grand Prix news conference "how he would react if some repor ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

07/27/15
Indian Cricketers Cleared Of Match-Fixing

Three high-profile cricketers at the center of the "biggest corruption scandal to hit the lucrative Indian Premier League have been cleared of match-fixing charges, further complicating attempts to clean up the tournament," according to Keohane & Crabtree of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The criminal cas ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

07/24/15
Scrapped Stadium To Cost Japan $47M

Officials and media said that Japan is "on the hook" to pay as much as 5.9B yen ($47M) "for its scrapped Olympic stadium even though not a single brick has been laid," according to the AFP. The revelation came days after Japan PM Shinzo Abe said the country was going "back to the drawing board" amid ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

07/23/15
Chinese Team In America's Cup Talks

America's Cup Events Authority CEO Russell Coutts said that a Chinese team "is one of three talking to America's Cup organisers about joining the five challengers so far entered for the 2017 edition," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Coutts: "This new entity that is looking to come in would be ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

07/23/15
Van Persie Heightens Stakes In Turkey

Fenerbahce "just bet the house on Robin van Persie," according to Ant & Finkel of BLOOMBERG. The Istanbul club "agreed last week" to pay the former ManU striker as much as $6.2M a year. While entry to the UEFA Champions League "would pay at least twice van Persie’s keep, failure risks infl ...

Tags: Finance, Europe, Asia

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