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12/31/14
HK Olympic Sailors To Benefit From Funding

Sailing's formal elevation to the elite program at the Sports Institute -- a “major boost for sailors preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro” -- will come a “step closer on Wednesday when the two-year review cycle ends,” according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH C ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

12/31/14
Indian Captain Retires From Test Cricket

Indian cricket captain MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI "stunningly announced his retirement from Test cricket" Tuesday night after "defying Australia to see his side home to a draw at the MCG," according to Wayne Smith of THE AUSTRALIAN. VIRAT KOHLI , "the man the Australian team loves to hate, will captain ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, India

12/30/14
UFC To Continue Growing Global Brand

UFC is "continuing to boost its global presence for 2015 after staging a record 22 live fight events" outside the U.S. in '14, according to Alan Snel of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. UFC in '15 "will stage 23 live fight shows outside the United States." UFC in '13 "staged 10 foreign live fight event ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia, South America, Russia

12/30/14
ADT To Introduce New Thai Tournament

The Asian Development Tour "is set to sanction a new tournament in honour of Thai legend Boonchu Ruangkit which will be held in Thailand next month," according to the IANS. The 3M baht ($91,000) Boonchu Ruangkit Championship "will be played at the Rancho Charnvee Resort and Country Club on the outsk ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

12/30/14
Atos, Panasonic Partner For Tokyo 2020

Olympic TOP sponsors Atos and Panasonic announced that they will jointly develop technology-based solutions for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Under this agreement, Atos and Panasonic will each provide their expertise in their respective fields. Together, the two companies will create ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

12/29/14
I-League Bengaluru In Talks With Arsenal

I-League side Bengaluru FC has confirmed that it is in talks with a Premier League side to "come and play a pre-season friendly" in India sometime in July, according to the DHNS. BFC CEO Parth Jindal said, "I can't obviously give the name of the team but yes there have been talks with a (Premier Lea ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

12/29/14
BeIN Media Group CEO Acquires Digiturk Stake

Reports have emerged in Turkey that "a prominent Qatari businessman has agreed to pay" $820M for a 53% stake in Turkish pay-TV platform Digiturk, according to ADVANCED TELEVISION. BeIN Media Group Chair & CEO Nasser Al Khelaifi "is understood to have acquired the stake from Turkey’s Saving ...

Tags: Media, Europe, Asia

12/29/14
Yomiuri Giants To Wear Under Armour

Nippon Professional Baseball club Yomiuri Giants "will be outfitted by Under Armour in 2015, under a new agreement," according to Jeff Barker of the BALTIMORE SUN. The multi-year apparel and accessories partnership "was announced in Tokyo by the team and Dome Corp., which is licensed to sell the Bal ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

12/23/14
Asian Tour Chief Says Outlook Positive

Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr said that "the outlook for golf in the continent is positive again after a difficult few years which saw tournaments scrapped and sponsors hard to find," according to the AFP. February "will see the long-established Maybank Malaysian Open followed by two new co-sanctioned As ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

12/22/14
Inaugural ISL Season Dubbed 'Fantastic'

EPL CEO Richard Scudamore described the Indian Super League's first season as a "fantastic success" in "the run-up to Saturday’s grand finale," according to James Crabtree of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Scudamore is "not a disinterested observer: his own league has been advising the upstart ISL." Man ...

Tags: Intercollegiate Forum, India

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