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05/10/16
Hong Kong Should Build More Facilities

Organizers of the weekend’s C3fit Action Asia Challenge "hailed Hong Kong’s first-ever professionally designed mountain-bike trail at Tai Lam Country Park and called on the government to build more world-class facilities" for adventure enthusiasts, according to Nazvi Careem of the SOUTH ...

Tags: Facilities, China

05/10/16
Restricted Ad Breaks Would 'Cripple' BCCI

Experts believe that restricting ad breaks to drinks, lunch and tea intervals for int'l cricket Tests and one-day games "will have a crippling effect on the income of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, and will also impact valuations of current and future broadcast rights," according to Meen ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

05/10/16
IPL Side Kolkata Knight Riders Profiting

The "star power" of Owner Shah Rukh Khan and consistent on-field performance in recent years have "catapulted Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders into the profit zone even as most other franchises of the popular Twenty20 tournament are yet to hit pay dirt," according to Mahanta & La ...

Tags: Finance, India

05/06/16
China Aims To Reach $460B By 2020

China's five-year sports development plan states that the country's sports industry will amount to more than 3T yuan ($460B) by the end of '20, according XINHUA. The plan issued by China's State General Administration of Sports said, "China's overall sports industry turnout will be amounting to more ...

Tags: Finance, China

05/05/16
NBA Launches Localized Indian Website

The NBA and communications company The 120 Media Collective announced a partnership to operate the customized NBA.com in India, the NBA’s official digital destination in the country. The geo-targeted NBA.com will offer Indian fans access to all things NBA, such as video highlights, game recaps ...

Tags: Media, India

05/05/16
Methods For Lay Equipment Outdated

In an age when cricket’s success is tied to TV audience, "primitive methods are still used to lay broadcast equipment, mainly cables, that relay matches into living rooms," according to Khurram Habib of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. Currently, "the broadcaster hires an equipment company which ...

Tags: Facilities, India

05/03/16
A-League, J.League Sign Partnership

The elite domestic football competitions of Australia and Japan have reached an agreement to share "technical, marketing and administrative expertise," according to Sebastian Hassett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The memorandum of understanding is the "first of its kind between the A-League and ...

Tags: Australia, International Football, Japan

05/03/16
Weibo Sees 18% Growth In Sports

China’s leading social media platform Weibo "has seen an 18% growth in sports teams, leagues and players using the site" -- there are now 1,200 official sports organizations on the platform, according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The most popular football team on Weibo is 2015 A ...

Tags: Media, China

05/03/16
F1: Azerbaijan Fighting No Threat To Race

The FIA as well as F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "have backed Azerbaijan after declaring local fighting is no risk to the inaugural grand prix in Baku next month," according to GMM. A month ago, the Azerbaijan government "dismissed suggestions fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed local region, might ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

05/02/16
Chinese Brand Looks Like Under Armour

If "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then a Chinese knockoff brand just gave Baltimore-based athletic apparel giant Under Armour the ultimate compliment," according to Kelyn Soong of the WASHINGTON POST. Though "it does not appear Under Armour sees it that way." Chinese sports apparel co ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

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