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11/30/16
IOC Urging Tokyo To Keep Budget Down

The IOC has "urged Tokyo" to keep the costs for the 2020 Summer Games below $20B as the hosts "continue to grapple with ballooning expenses for the multi-sports event," according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike "ordered a review of the budget." At an open meeting for a fo ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/29/16
BCCI Hard Up For Cash

The "cash-rich" Board of Control for Cricket in India is "finding it difficult to meet basic payments," according to Sanjjeev K. Samyal of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. The West Indies women’s team, which was in India to play a limited-overs series this month, had to go through the tour without re ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

11/28/16
Tokyo 2020 Will Not Change Venues

Tokyo's government is "unlikely to make major changes to the plans for several 2020 Olympic Games venues, including one it had proposed moving elsewhere, but it will make efforts to pare costs," according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike "ordered a review of ballooning Olympic ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/23/16
Equestrian Agrees On Format Changes

World equestrian chiefs "have voted in favour of proposed format changes for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo," according to the IRISH TIMES. Under the new proposals -- which now go forward to IOC exec board members for approval next year -- "team numbers in the Olympic equestrian disc ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/23/16
NBA To Open Academy In India In '17

The NBA is extending its player development reach into India with the creation of the NBA Academy India to open in the Delhi Capital Region in April. It is the fifth overseas NBA Academy and follows the '16 launch of similar training facilities in Hangzhou, Jinan, and Urumqi, China along with the la ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

11/22/16
Lodha Panel Wants BCCI Revamped

In a suggestion that could affect cricket in India, the Lodha panel has recommended to the Supreme Court that all Board of Control for Cricket in India office bearers not meeting with the norms set in the recommendations "be removed from their post," according to the INDIAN EXPRESS. The committee fu ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

11/21/16
Lin Dan Sponsors May Flee After Affair

Chinese badminton player Lin Dan is said to be worth as much as $32.5M "thanks to his many endorsement deals," but he could "stand to lose it all," according to James Porteous of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. It "might be hard for those outside of Asia to understand" how badminton could "create the ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

11/18/16
Endo Hopes To Cooperate With Koike

Toshiaki Endo, who was appointed VP of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee last week, paid a call to Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and "sought cooperative relations with the metropolitan government in the lead-up to the sporting event," according to KYODO. Endo said, "It is impo ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/18/16
Barcelona Deal Includes Friendly In Japan

Barcelona's new four-year, €220M ($235.2M) sponsorship deal with Asian e-commerce company Rakuten includes an "obligation to play at least one friendly in Japan in the coming years," according to Samuel Marsden of ESPN.com. Club VP Manel Arroyo said that there "would definitely be one game an ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

11/18/16
EPL Lands $600M TV Deal In China

The Premier League's new TV deal in China "will see the top flight earn 12 times as much per season as the previous agreement," according to Amitai Winehouse of the London DAILY MAIL. The rights have been purchased by Suning's PPTV streaming service for $600M over three seasons. Suning's deal "will ...

Tags: Media, China, United Kingdom

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