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12/19/14
FIBA Says JBA Facing Serious Issues

FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann "repeatedly stated that the Japan Basketball Association’s 'lack of vision' is a fundamental problem stunting the sport’s development throughout the nation," according to Ed Odeven of the JAPAN TIMES. Baumann spoke with "an authoritative tone about ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

12/18/14
PCB To Donate Proceeds To Families

Pakistan "will donate all proceeds from Wednesday's one-day international with New Zealand to the victims of this week's Peshawar school massacre," according to the BBC. The Pakistani Taliban attacked the Army Public School in the city on Tuesday, which resulted in at least 141 deaths. The Pakistan ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

12/17/14
SEA Games Possible After IOC Reforms

Indonesia is "optimistic about bringing the Olympics to Southeast Asia in collaboration with one of their neighbors" after the IOC "revamp of the bidding and hosting processes," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Earlier this month, IOC members "voted to allow multiple cities and countries to ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

12/17/14
Supreme Court Asks BCCI For List

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India to "place before it a list of administrators and players having various commercial interests," including in Indian Premier League and the Champions League, according to the PTI. The court sought the information when the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

12/16/14
MP & Silva Secures Euro 2016 Rights

MP & Silva secured a deal for the exclusive rights to distribute Euro 2016 in Japan for the first time, continuing its winning streak of clinching top-flight football content in the market. The deal will make MP & Silva the exclusive distributor across media platforms in Japan including TV r ...

Tags: Media, Europe, Japan

12/16/14
Yokohama Wants To Host Rugby Matches

The Yokohama stadium that staged the 2002 FIFA World Cup final between Brazil and Germany "has been added to the list of potential venues for the 2019 rugby World Cup," according to Julian Linden of REUTERS. The 72,000-seat stadium "was not on the original shortlist of venues bidding to host matches ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan

12/16/14
Indian SC To Examine BCCI Amendment

The Indian Supreme Court decided to examine the “controversial amendment” in the Board of Control for Cricket in India rules which enables office bearers to own teams in the Indian Premier League and Champions League “amidst raging debate over conflict of interest issue,” acc ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

12/16/14
Park Opposes Splitting Olympic Games

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said that "it is meaningless to discuss splitting the events of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games across a range of locations because work on the venues is already under way," according to Jun Ji-hye of the KOREA TIMES. It "was the first time that Park has openly ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

12/12/14
HKCA Faces Sponsorship, Cost Issues

Stringent commercial sponsorship requirements, as well as a price tag of HK$10M ($1.3M), "are proving formidable stumbling blocks" to Hong Kong hosting a leg of the World Cup track series next year, according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The Hong Kong Cycling Association and the ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

12/11/14
BCCI To Postpone Elections Until January

Still “grappling" with the Indian Premier League scam case, the Indian Supreme Court deferred on Wednesday the Board of Control for Cricket in India president's election until the end of January “even as the cricket board opposed constitution of an external high-powered committee to prop ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

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