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10/05/17
Tokyo Site Tests Positive For E. Coli

A recent water quality survey at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics triathlon venue "found E. coli bacteria at concentrations up to 21 times the level permitted by the sport's governing body," the Tokyo metropolitan government and the events' organizing committee said Wednesday, according to KY ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/28/17
IPL One Of Richest Leagues In World

An "upstart" sports league in India is "suddenly drawing comparisons" with the NBA and the Premier League, and "for good reason," according to Gauri Bhatia of CNBC. The Indian Premier League has "become one of the richest sporting events in the world." A "glitzy 47-day extravaganza," the IPL is ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

09/27/17
Kobe Most Popular NBA Player In China

Former L.A. Laker Kobe Bryant’s "illustrious" 20-year NBA career came to a close last year, but he "continues to reign as the greatest of all time in China," according to Andrew McNicol of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The stats "back it up," according to a 2017 NBA Red Card report by Chinese ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, China

09/26/17
Super Sports To Show Nations League

UEFA "wasted no time" securing its first media deals for its newly-announced Nations League competition with China’s Super Sports Media "stepping up to acquire exclusive digital media rights to the competition in China" for the '18-19 and '20-21 editions of the competition, according to Paul N ...

Tags: Media, Europe, China

09/20/17
Zee Completes Sale Of Ten Sports To Sony

Zee Entertainment Enterprise said that it completed a two-step sale of its sport business, Ten Sports Network, to Sony Pictures and received $36.32M in the second phase, according to the PTI. In Aug. '16, Zee announced it would sell Ten Sports to Sony Pictures Networks for $385M in an all cash deal. ...

Tags: Finance, India

09/19/17
China Opens Indoor Skiing Center

It was a hot summer afternoon in Harbin, China, but it was "perfect weather for skiing," according to the AFP. At the city’s new winter sports park, "chilly winds blew snowflakes around skiers zipping down the man-made slopes of the world’s largest indoor ski park, a potent symbol o ...

Tags: Facilities, China

09/18/17
Preity Zinta Calls T20 Leagues The Future

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta said that Twenty20 leagues around the world "have the potential to eclipse" int'l cricket as the shortest format of the game "continues to attract new fans," according to Nick Said of REUTERS. Zinta co-owns Indian Premier League side Kings X1 Punjab and Sout ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

09/18/17
Virat Kohli Ends Deal With Pepsi

PepsiCo and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli "have parted ways, ending a six-year endorsement association amid concerns" expressed by Kohli about promoting products that "go against his ideals of fitness just for money," according to Ratna Bhushan of the ECONOMIC TIMES. With this, Pepsi, whic ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

09/14/17
Concerns Over PyeongChang Preparation

PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee President Lee Hee-beom faced tough questions from IOC members on Wednesday, as concerns mount about limited accommodations, poor ticket sales and a clear plan to use some Olympic facilities after the February Games. In an attempt to supercharge ticket sales, Lee ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia, South America

09/11/17
Tire Brand MRF Signs With 3 EPL Clubs

Indian tire brand MRF was named the sleeve sponsor for two Premier League clubs -- West Ham United and Newcastle United -- and was named the official tire partner for West Bromwich Albion, according to DNA. Founded in 1946, MRF is the largest manufacturer of tires in India and has more than 15,000 e ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India, United Kingdom

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