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09/02/15
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Logo Scrapped

The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee "scrapped the official logo after critics howled plagiarism" in "another humiliating reversal" over preparations for the Olympics, according to Shusuke Murai of the JAPAN TIMES. The committee said that "it would immediately launch a competition to design a new log ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/01/15
Bayern Munich Inks Deal With Goal.com

Bayern Munich "has agreed to a global media partnership with soccer site Goal.com that targets audiences in the United States and China in particular," according to HJ Mai of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The three-year agreement was announced on Monday. Rudolf Vidal, managing director of Bayern Munich LL ...

Tags: Media, Europe, North America, China

09/01/15
CSA, BCCI Rename Cricket Series

The Board of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket South Africa announced that they will title all future bilateral series between the two countries "The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series," according to SPORT24. Going forward, the Test series between the respective countries will be playe ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

09/01/15
N. Korea Could Play Friendly With S. Korea

Hopes "are rising that South and North Korea may play a friendly football match for the first time in a decade, after the two countries reached an agreement last Tuesday to ease rising tensions on the peninsula," according to Choi & Joo of the KOREA JOONGANG DAILY. Korea FA President Chung Mong- ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

08/31/15
F1 Track To Become Used Car Lot

A report in the Sözcü daily revealed that Istanbul Park , built at a cost of $290M in '05 to hold races that "sputtered to a halt" in '11 due to a lack of interest, "is to become a used car dealership," according to TODAY'S ZAMAN. The park, "built with great fanfare and millions of dollar ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe, Asia

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

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