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10/06/16
Three-On-Three May Enter Tokyo Games

Asia's "growing fascination" with three-on-three basketball has given FIBA "fresh hope that it can get the sport into" the 2020 Tokyo Games, according to Julian Linden of the AFP. FIBA's previous attempts to win Olympic status for the abbreviated format have failed, but the governing body is "more o ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/06/16
ECB To Meet BCCI Over Champions Trophy

Officials from the England & Wales Cricket Board will meet with their counterparts from India next week to "discover the seriousness of threats to pull out of next year’s Champions Trophy," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. The Board of Control for Cricket in India is "besie ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India, United Kingdom

10/06/16
BCCI Responding To Indian Court

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of India will hear the Board of Control for Cricket in India's response to the Lodha Committee's status report, which had recommended that the board's top officials -- the president, secretary, joint secretary and treasurer -- be "superseded" with "immediate effect" an ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/05/16
BCCI Threatens To Cancel NZ Series

With the Board of Control for Cricket in India "threatening to call off the ongoing series between India and New Zealand," the Justice R.M. Lodha-led committee on Tuesday clarified that it did not "direct banks to freeze the accounts" of the BCCI and it carried on "with its routine expenses," accord ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/05/16
Tokyo Set For IOC Showdown

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is "heading for a confrontation" with the IOC and the organizers of the 2020 Olympics over a warning that the Games could cost 3T yen ($30B) -- four times the original estimate -- and a proposal to cancel the construction of three new venues, according to Justin McCurry o ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/04/16
India May Miss 2018 Champions Trophy

Board of Control for Cricket in India President Anurag Thakur warned that India "may have to pull out of next year's Champions Trophy in England if the BCCI implements Justice RM Lodha Committee recommendations," according to the PTI. As per the reforms suggested by the Lodha Panel, "there has ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/03/16
Man City To Star In Reality TV Series

Man City will participate in the first football-focused reality TV series to be broadcast in China. The club will be featured in Football Mania, which will follow a newly-formed team and track its progress from the start, including a training program for a match against a City Academy squad. The pro ...

Tags: Media, Asia, United Kingdom

10/03/16
Japan Approves $1.5B 2020 Stadium

The Japanese government approved a 150B yen ($1.5B) contract Friday to build a new main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, "a project that has been delayed by more than a year," according to Mari Yamaguchi of the AP. Officials said that the stadium construction "would begin in December after an ea ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/03/16
BCCI Rejects Reform Recommendations

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has rejected some of the Indian Supreme Court's key recommendations aimed at administrative reform, "a move that could bring sanctions from the country's highest judicial body," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. The court accepted in July most of ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

09/30/16
Puma Posts Video Of Räikkönen In Sauna

German sportswear company Puma on Thursday posted a video of Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen in a sauna on social media. The Finnish F1 world champion is seen relaxing in his Puma racing suit in the steamy environment. Puma strategically launched the video ahead of this weekend's Ma ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia, Europe

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