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Lippi To Net Million From CSL Club

Marcello Lippi will earn almost $5M a year as China coach but "will pocket far more through a tie-in with a football academy," according to the AFP. The 68-year-old Italian was named boss of the national team by the Chinese FA on Saturday and has the tricky goal of steering the Asian country "to qua ...

Tags: Finance, China

Disaster-Struck Areas To Host Baseball

IOC President Thomas Bach said on Thursday that baseball and softball's return to the Olympic program "will begin in the part of Japan hit hardest" by the March '11 earthquake and tsunami, according to KYODO. In his keynote address at the World Forum on Sport & Culture, Bach "proposed staging th ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Hong Kong Firm Ready To Buy Hull City

A Hong Kong-based professional services company said that it has "agreed to buy" Premier League side Hull City for £130M ($159M), according to Panja & Hellier of BLOOMBERG. GreaterChina Professional Services Ltd.’s agreement is the "latest foray" into European football by China- ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom, Asia

Bach Proposing Events In Disaster Areas

IOC President Thomas Bach met with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on Wednesday and "suggested staging some events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the northeastern region of Japan hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster," according to Jim Armstrong of the AP. Bach said that the IOC is conside ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Tokyo Lied To IOC About Costs

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government gave the IOC "a false estimate for the cost of construction work on a rowing and canoe-kayak (sprint) venue for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics two years ago, to obtain the IOC's approval to hold the events there during the Tokyo Games," according to THE MAINICHI. ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

IOC Concerned About Tokyo Games Costs

The IOC said on Tuesday that it felt costs for the 2020 Tokyo Games looked "very high" and would work with organizers "to cut them, but that athletes must come first when considering how to rein in spending," according to Lies & Gallagher of REUTERS. The comments "came at a meeting between Tokyo ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Thakur Denys Asking ICC CEO For Help

Board of Control for Cricket in India President Anurag Thakur on Monday denied asking Int'l Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson to state that the Indian Supreme Court's appointment of the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee is tantamount to "governmental interference" in the working of the board, according ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Facebook Joins IPL Digital Tender

Facebook is the "latest social media titan to join the race for the media rights" of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's biggest property, the Indian Premier League, according to Gaurav Laghate of the TIMES OF INDIA. BCCI sources confirmed that Facebook has "picked up the IPL tender and ...

Tags: Media, India

FINA Concerned About Open-Water Safety

The Int'l Swimming Federation (FINA) announced that Hong Kong's cross-harbor swim "is under review along with future open water events globally after the death of a swimmer at the weekend," according to the AFP. A 46-year-old man died "after being pulled unconscious from the water by a rescue b ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

Investors Take Over Birmingham City

The new Chinese owners of League Championship side Birmingham City "have vowed to take the English club 'from strength to strength' after becoming the latest Asian group to invest in European football," according to Paul McClean of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Trillion Trophy Asia, a group controlled by Hon ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom, China

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