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Leaders Touches Down In Beijing

As the rain thundered down across Beijing, the corridors and halls of Sina Plaza boomed with conversation as the first Leaders Sport Business Summit in China rolled into town. Sina is one of China's internet darlings; the creator of Weibo, and, in ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China, United Kingdom

Q&A With Mailman CEO Andrew Collins

Shanghai-based digital marketing agency Mailman Sports CEO Andrew Collins spoke to SBD Global via email about a number of the top trends to watch in the Chinese market throughout the rest of '17 and beyond. Mailman published the sixth edition of its Red Card study on the influence of 53 European clu ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia, China

Chennai Open To Move To Maharashtra

India's only ATP World Tour event "will now be known as Maharashtra Open," with event owner IMG shifting the tournament to Pune by signing a five-year deal with the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association, according to the PTI. The Tamil Nadu Tennis Association confirmed that IMG canceled the cont ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

Alibaba Strengthens Partnerships For WESG

Chinese online retailer Alibaba will "seek to break even" with its second World Electronic Sports Games tournament, according to Josh Ye of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The company "pumped in" around 150M yuan into the inaugural series, which aspires to become the Olympic Games for esports. Al ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

Tokyo 2020 Budget Woes To Continue

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said that uncertainty over the final budget for the Games "will continue" until '19, according to Sherry Zheng of the AP. Muto said, "We will continue to explore more cost efficiencies." The estimated cost of hosting the Games has doubled to 1.4T yen ($12.6B) from th ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Aussie Cricketers Rights To Go On Sale In India

The commercial rights to Australia’s elite cricketers "will be on sale to the highest bidder in India" on Wednesday, but it is the "tug of war" between sponsors, players and Cricket Australia at home that is "causing the most heat in the contract dispute," according to Peter Lalor of THE AUSTR ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Australia, India

CAA China Names Mary Gu Shuhang CEO

The newly-formed CAA China named MARY GU SHUHANG  as CEO. Gu has held several exec positions with the Special Olympics and was most recently Special Olympics int'l regional president & managing director, East Asia. Gu has been hired to build upon Creative Artists Agency's 12 years of ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, China

Chinese Winter Sports Push Boosting Brands

German outdoor brand Jack Wolfskin China CEO Frederic Guiral de Haas said that a "state-led push" to promote winter sports in China ahead of the 2022 Beijing Olympics will "help outdoor brands maintain faster sales growth in the country than the overall sportswear market," according to Tom Hanc ...

Tags: Finance, China

Beijing 2022 Partners With Bank Of China

The organizers of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games announced on Thursday Bank of China as its "official banking partner," according to XINHUA. Bank of China, which was the official banking partner of the Beijing 2008 Games, "continues its tie with the Olympics by becoming th ...

Tags: Olympics, China

Boycott Of Indian Series Could Cost $46M

Australian cricket "is in crisis" and facing a potential A$60M ($45.5M) "black hole" if the "escalating pay war" is not resolved before a player boycott of India, according to Ben Horne of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Untold damage "was done to the fabric of the game" on Wednesday when "for the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia, India

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