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03/09/15
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

03/09/15
PyeongChang 2018 Signs MoU With KECO

PyeongChang 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea Environment Corp. "to work together to deliver a carbon neutral Olympics and Paralympics," according to Michael Pavitt of INSIDE THE GAMES. They "are targeting reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating a waste recirculation syste ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

03/06/15
CSL Opens Season With High Hopes

China's domestic season kicks off this week "with hopes of a resurgence for the beautiful game" after the league joined the world's biggest spenders, according to the AFP. Chinese Super League clubs spent €122.2M ($135M) during the recently closed winter transfer window, almost double last year ...

Tags: International Football, China

03/04/15
Toyota Signs Up For Olympic Sponsorship

Toyota Motor Corp. "will sign a contract later this month for the top-ranked Olympic sponsorship, becoming the first-ever automaker in the world to do so," according to KYODO. Toyota President Akio Toyoda and IOC President Thomas Bach "will attend the signing ceremony to be held on March 13 in Toky ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

03/03/15
Jagmohan Dalmiya Named BCCI President

Veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya was on Monday "unanimously elected" president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India but the N. Srinivasan camp "suffered a huge setback" with the rival faction's Anurag Thakur beating Sanjay Patel for the post of secretary at the BCCI's Annual Ge ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

03/02/15
Names In The News

The Japan FA "will make a formal offer" to former Algeria coach VAHID HALILHODZIC . In order to "conduct formal negotiations with Halilhodzic," who took Algeria to the round of 16 at last year’s World Cup in Brazil, JFA Technical Dir MASAHIRO SHIMODA left for Europe on Thursday. Halilhodzic ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Japan, Africa

03/02/15
BCCI Awards U.S. IPL Rights To ESPN

he Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has awarded the Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights for the US market to Walt Disney-owned sportscaster ESPN. The dominant sportscaster in the US has been awarded the rights at a total fee of $12.4 million for three years until 2017. The BCCI had ...

Tags: Media, India, North America

02/27/15
Wanda Group Eyes Stake In AC Milan

China's biggest property developer is "expanding sports empire in Europe," according to Emma Glez of CHINA DAILY. Dalian Wanda Group is interested in purchasing a 30% stake of Serie A side AC Milan, as the company "continues its shopping spree to build a sports empire in Europe." Wanda, which contro ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe, China

02/25/15
Park Asks Firms To Sponsor PyeongChang

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday "asked South Korea's top business leaders to actively sponsor the country's first-ever Winter Olympics to be held in 2018 as part of efforts to stage a successful competition," according to YONHAP. In a meeting with about two dozen leaders, including ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

02/24/15
MP & Silva Extends Bundesliga Rights Deal

MP & Silva will continue to distribute the Bundesliga in Japan for the '15-16 to the '17-18 season, having acquired the exclusive media rights from Fox Int'l Channels, 21st Century Fox’s multi-media business and Asia’s leading pay-TV network under a comprehensive sublicensing deal ap ...

Tags: Media, Europe, Japan

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