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08/31/15
Telekom Malaysia Sponsors Malaysia Cup

Telekom Malaysia and the Football Malaysia Ltd. Liability Partnership "announced its sponsorship for Malaysia Cup where TM will take on the role of title sponsor," according to MARKETING INTERACTIVE. The trophy of the event will now be known as "TM Piala Malaysia" until '17. With the three-year d ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

08/31/15
Organizers Defend Tokyo 2020 Logo

Tokyo Olympic organizers "defended a Japanese designer in a logo scandal Friday, denying allegations his design for the 2020 Summer Games was copied from a Belgian theater," according to Mari Yamaguchi of the AP. The organizers disclosed designer Kenjiro Sano's initially submitted logo, saying that ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

08/28/15
Infront Owner Wanda Looking To Grow

Infront owner Dalian Wanda Group is looking for further opportunities to grow its sports business sector. The China-based group has a particular interest in the Chinese and broader Asian markets, but also sees opportunities in North America. It is understood that Wednesday’s acquisition of th ...

Tags: Finance, Europe, China

08/28/15
Asian Tour Merger Will Be 'Game Changer'

Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr said that the merger of two of the world's major golf tours "will see the largest shake-up of the professional game since the European Tour was created more than 40 years ago," according to the AFP. The European and Asian tours "declared last week that they intend to combine ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

08/28/15
Japan Eyes Capping Stadium Cost

Sources said that the Japan government "hopes to cap the cost of building the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics" at 155B yen ($1.2B), much lower than the 252B yen ($2B) projected under a recently scrapped plan, according to KYODO. The cap "will be part of a new National Stadium construction ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

08/27/15
Architect Urges Use Of Initial Plan

The architect of the initial design of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics said that "her scrapped plan could be modified to lower its cost," according to NHK. London-based Zaha Hadid said in a video released by her office that two to three years "were spent on the design." ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

08/27/15
Malaysian Golf Association, WSG Partner

The Malaysian Golf Association roped in the World Sport Group "as the new promoter for the Malaysian Open on a three-year term," according to Tan Ming Wai of THE STAR. The MGA "parted ways with GlobalOne." The MGA and WSG "are now in the midst of discussions with several stakeholders on the staging ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

08/26/15
ICC 'Can't Force' Bilateral Series

With the Pakistan Cricket Board indicating that it may raise the issue of India not agreeing on a bilateral series in the UAE with the Int'l Cricket Council, ICC President Zaheer Abbas made it clear that they cannot be "compelled to play against each other," according to the PTI. Zaheer: "Since the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/26/15
IOC Urges Tokyo To Speed Up Construction

A top IOC official "urged Japan on Tuesday to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo's new national stadium for delivery by January 2020, but the Japanese minister in charge of the Games cautioned this may not be possible," according to Mari Yamaguchi of the AP. IOC VP John Coates said that "he ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

08/25/15
BCCI Open To Decision Review Talks

Board of Control for Cricket in India Secretary Anurag Thakur on Sunday said that the national cricket board was open to "revisiting the Decision Review System (DRS) debate and expressed confidence that with the right kind of technology, a modified version of the DRS -- a system to review other mode ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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