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Sky Deutschland Records Convincing Ratings For Champions League Broadcasts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 02 / 14

German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland "recorded top ratings for its broadcast of the Champions League matchup between Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow," according to Fabian Riedner of QUOTENMETER. The game, which kicked off at 6pm, attracted 300,000 viewers and obtained a market share of 4.7% in the t...

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Asian Tour Adds Thai Event

The inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic in Thailand will debut in March in a development that underscores the strength of the Asian Tour as it expands professional golf throughout the country and region. The event will be held at the Alpine Golf Resort-Chiangmai, which is located in northern Thailand f ...

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CIS Welcoms IOC's Suspension Of IOA

Cleans Sports India welcomed the IOC's decision to disband the Indian Olympic Association, "stating that the suspension has substantiated the country's sports fraternity's fight against the corrupt officials of the national sports body," according to the PTI. A CSI release said, "We feel that our fi ...

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Dodgers Sign South Korean Pitcher

Left-handed pitcher RYU HYUN-JIN signed a six-year deal with the L.A. Dodgers, becoming the first Korean baseball player "to move directly from the Korea Baseball Organization to MLB," according to Moon Gwang-lip of the KOREA JOONGANG DAILY. The "deal for the seven-year veteran of the Hanhwa Eagle ...

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India Sports Ministry Issues AFI Notice

India's sports ministry "has issued notice" to the Athletics Federation of India over the election process held in April, according to the IANS. Sports Secretary Pradip Deb said that they "had some doubts and the AFI has been asked to explain." Deb said, "We don’t want to get into the business ...

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Indonesian Fails To Meet Deadline

Indonesia "is facing a possible suspension from world football after two rival associations failed to reunite in time for a Monday deadline" set by FIFA, according to the AFP. Indonesian FA (PSSI) Chair Djohar Arifin Husin said that a congress meeting held by his group affirmed that they "could not ...

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More Indian Sport Bodies Face Heat

Indian sport was "dealt a twin body blow" when the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation was suspended by the int'l body and de-recognized by the sports ministry while the government also withdrew recognition to the Archery Association of India, according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. The provocation was "elec ...

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Indonesia Sports Minister Steps Down

Indonesian Sports Minister Andi Mallarangeng resigned after authorities launched an investigation into his role in an alleged corruption case, but denied "having ever received kickbacks," according to Samuel Rubenfeld of the WALL STREET JOURNAL's blog Corruption Currents. The Indonesian anti-corrupt ...

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NRL Club Rethinks Cost Of China Match

The ambition of National Rugby League club Manly Sea Eagles to host a game against the Canberra Raiders in China next year "has been called into question" following revelations the Sea Eagles posted a A$1.5M loss last year, according to Stuart Honeysett of THE AUSTRALIAN. Raiders CEO Don Furner "rec ...

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FIFA Close To Suspending Indonesia

The indefinite suspension of Indonesian football from int'l tournaments "is now beckoning," with FIFA "sounding its impatience with Indonesia’s rift-ridden" football leagues, according to Mustaqim Adamrah of the JAKARTA POST. The governing body said that it will "likely impose sanctions" on In ...

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IOA Defies IOC, Holds Election

The Indian Olympic Association went ahead with its Annual General Meeting and elections Wednesday, "defying the ban imposed by the IOC," according to the PTI. IOA acting President V.K. Malhotra said, "The house unanimously decided that we did not do anything wrong by going ahead with the election pr ...

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