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01/19/17
Researchers Want College Sports Reform

In "the past year or so," the Japan Sports Agency, an external bureau of the education ministry, has discussed the potential establishment of "a Japanese edition of the NCAA" as part of its "scheme" to make college sports in the country "more business-like," according to Kaz Nagatsuka of the JAPAN T ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

01/19/17
CFA Set To Almost Double Spending

The Chinese FA is "set to almost double its spending" in '17 to improve the standards of the game but even the $98M fund "will look pittance compared to what the country's top clubs are splurging on overseas players," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. Driven by President Xi Jinping, China is ...

Tags: International Football, China

01/19/17
Chinese President Meets IOC President

China's preparations for the 2022 Winter Games were "likely" atop the agenda at Chinese President Xi Jinping's meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach on Wednesday in Lausanne, according to Lu Wenao of the GLOBAL TIMES. Xi became "the first Chinese president" to visit the IOC HQ, one-and-a-half years ...

Tags: Olympics, China

01/18/17
Cricketers Not Happy With Venues Plan

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s move to have Ranji Trophy matches at neutral venues "failed miserably in its first attempt, according to leading domestic players," who said that the idea "did not work due to apathy of the host associations and poor planning," according to the PTI. ...

Tags: India, Facilities

01/18/17
2018 Games Are Clean, Chief Says

The chief organizer for the 2018 Winter Olympics said Tuesday that "there is no room for corruption in the country's first-ever Winter Games," according to Baek Byung-yeul of the KOREA TIMES. PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympics (POCOG) President Lee Hee-beom said that the Gam ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

01/17/17
Seibu Dome To Be Renamed MetLife Dome

Japanese Pacific League club Seibu Lions announced its stadium "will be known as MetLife Dome for the next five years," according to KYODO. The venue, originally known as Seibu Stadium, "opened when the club relocated from Fukuoka" in '79. A roof was erected over the hilltop ballpark in the out ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

01/16/17
Chinese FA Imposing Foreign Player Quota

Teams in the Chinese Super League can "only field three foreign players in a game following the introduction of new rules," according to Mark Ashenden of SKY SPORTS. China's domestic football league will kick off in March "with its popularity gaining momentum following the recent acquisition of star ...

Tags: International Football, China

01/11/17
Japan PM, Tokyo Governor Meet

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike agreed Tuesday to "work together to ensure the success of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, eschewing for now talks on how the financial burden should be shared," according to KYODO. Koike said after meeting with Abe in the PM’ ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

01/10/17
NHL Looking To Stage Games In China

Later this month, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly "will take a business trip to China," according to Josh Cooper of YAHOO. Along with other items on his itinerary, Daly "hopes to get a better sense on whether NHL games in China are practical, paving the way for more involvement" from the league in ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

01/09/17
NBA Streams Game On Facebook Live

The NBA live streamed a game on Facebook for the first time, "but only to users in India," according to Taylor Soper of GEEK WIRE. The league streamed the Sacramento Kings vs. Golden State Warriors game on Sunday "for free on its Facebook page, as well as those of the Kings and Warriors." The stream ...

Tags: Media, India, North America

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