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India's Formula E Battery-Powered Vehicle

Indian automobile manufacturing company Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and the FIA’s Formula E racing series "are strange bedfellows," according to John D. Stoll of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Mahindra is India’s biggest sport-utility seller and "best known in the U.S. for its small tractors. ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

Star Sports Likely To Hike Ad Rates

As the Int'l Cricket Council Cricket World Cup moves into the knockout stage, interest levels "are rising," according to Anirban Roy Choudhury of INDIAN TELEVISION. Star Sports "is looking at escalating its ad rates to rake in more moolah." The broadcaster is looking at a hike of at least 7-10% "in ...

Tags: Media, India

China Kicks Off Football Reform Plan

An overall reform plan to boost the development of football in China "has been issued by the State Council General Office," according to Zhang Yunbi of the CHINA DAILY. The plan, issued on March 16, stated that the reform and development of football in China "is an important component to build a sp ...

Tags: International Football, China

South Korea Confirms 2018 Olympic Venue

South Korea's sports ministry said Friday that Bokwang Phoenix Park will be used for the snowboarding and freestyle skiing competitions at the 2018 Winter Olympics after the venue operators and Games organizers "met to hammer out their differences," according to Peter Rutherford of REUTERS. Talks on ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

PRSI Looses Funding Due To Ring Dispute

Related stories: Indonesia Fails To Solve IOC Rings Row Indonesia At Risk Of Losing Asian Games Indonesian national swimming coach Albert Susanto said that an ongoing copyright row between Indonesian sports federations over the use of the Olympic rings symbol "has been s ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

China To Host Professional Boxing Bouts

The Int'l Boxing Federation said that China "is to host first-ever professional boxing bouts," according to XINHUA. Since China "decided to give all commercial events thumb-up last year to promote development of dominant sport industry, IBF China believed that 2015 will be a watershed between two er ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

BCCI Reports Drop In Media Rights Income

The Board of Control for Cricket in India's report for the '13-14 financial year showed a decline in gross media rights income as it dipped from Rs 774.24 crore to Rs 419.38 crore ($66.8M), according to INDIAN TELEVISION. BCCI Honorary Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry blamed a lack of int'l action in Ind ...

Tags: Media, India

Yang-Ho Against Co-Hosting 2018 Games

PyeongChang Organizing Committe President Cho Yang-ho expressed Monday that only a natural disaster could "force South Korea's Pyeongchang to consider sharing Winter Olympics events," according to Sohee Kim of REUTERS. Cho stated that the IOC "had no issues with PyeongChang's preparations" and talk ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

Salvo Sports Apologizes For Sexist Remark

An Indonesian sports apparel manufacturer apologized on Sunday "after coming under attack for printing washing instructions deemed sexist" on the shirt of a local top flight football club, according to Angie Teo of REUTERS. On the inside of the shirt it designed for Indonesia Super League side Pusam ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

Wushu To Bid For Olympic Inclusion

Wushu "will bid again for inclusion in the Olympics and is banking on increased participation in Africa and the Americas" to aid its chances after previously missing out to wrestling, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Int'l Wushu Federation (IWUF) Exec VP Anthony Goh said, "We have to undert ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

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