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09/19/13
Tokyo Could Be Hottest Games In Century

Olympic athletes "risk the hottest weather in more than a century at the 2020 Tokyo Games as high summer temperatures in Japan’s capital highlight concern about holding global sporting events under extreme conditions," according to Chris Cooper of BLOOMBERG. Tokyo "is set to host its second Ol ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/19/13
Airtel Refuses To Renew Deal With BCCI

Telecom company Bharti Airtel, which is the title sponsor of India's home int'l cricket matches, "has refused to extend its contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India," according Vijay Tagore of the MUMBAI MIRROR. Airtel "had a three-year deal which ended in April this year." The contra ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

09/19/13
Singapore Police Arrest 14 In Probe

Singapore's police have arrested 14 people in an "unprecedented crackdown" on alleged football match-fixing, "seven months after the EU identified the city-state as the base for a sprawling network of well-financed match-fixers that have manipulated hundreds of games in Asia and Europe for yea ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

09/19/13
Field Hockey Team Receives $185K Boost

The Malaysian national women’s field hockey team received a RM600,000 ($185,500) "sponsorship deal for the Asia Cup hockey tournament, which begins this Saturday at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil," according to THE STAR. Construction company Semai Ria Sdn Bhd will contribute RM500, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

09/19/13
Cricket's Big Three Tighten ICC Grip

Cricket's top three nations are "set to further flex their muscles, seeking more money and more power over decision-making" at the Int'l Cricket Council, according to Peter Lalor of THE AUSTRALIAN. Moves are "afoot to see the wealthy nations get a larger share of revenue while there is also believed ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

09/19/13
Randhir: IOA Should Take IOC Directive

IOC member Randhir Singh on Wednesday asked the officials of the suspended Indian Olympic Association "to accept the IOC's directive to bar charge-sheeted persons from contesting elections or face further action from the world body," according to the PTI. Randhir said, "My friends in IOA are misinfo ...

Tags: Olympics, India

09/19/13
India SA Cricket Tour In Limbo

The fate of India's tour to South Africa "will depend on the outcome of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's Annual General Meeting" on Sept. 29, according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. The tour's fate "is likely to depend on which group comes to power." Given how upset the current regime has ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

09/18/13
F1 Owner To Form $2B Bid For IMG

The biggest investor in F1 "is teaming up with one of the biggest shareholders in the McLaren sports car group to form" a $2B offer for sports rights agency IMG, according to Mark Kleinman of SKY NEWS. CVC Capital, which owns roughly one-third of F1's parent company, "has joined forces with Mumtalak ...

Tags: IMG, UPS, Middle East, Creative Artists Agency, India

09/18/13
NBA Fan Appreciation Day In Shanghai

NBA China will host NBA Fan Appreciation Day on Oct. 17 at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai to thank fans for their support of the NBA Global Games 2013 in Beijing and Shanghai. Fan Appreciation Day is a free, interactive event that will give more than 13,000 fans the chance to watch the L.A. ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

09/18/13
KFC, PCM Partner For AYPG 2013

KFC Malaysia and the Paralympic Council of Malaysia have formed a partnership for the upcoming Asian Youth Para Games 2013 next month. KFC Malaysia will be the Sport Partner for AYPG Malaysia 2013, taking up badminton under the AYPG Malaysia 2013 ADOPT-A-SPORT program, aimed at involving companies a ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

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