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01/15/15
UBA Takes Hoops From Barn To Primetime

The All India Inter-Zonal Basketball Tournament championship torphy. The game was played in a barn, on a concrete floor, with holes in the ceiling and only a few people in the stands. This is how Universal Basket ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

01/15/15
WKL Featured In Top Sporting Properties

The initial season of the World Kabaddi League "attracted an aggregate reach of just over 101 million individuals as per TAM India in its very first edition placing it among the top five sporting properties in India," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. This "is both in terms of viewers as well as visib ...

Tags: Media, India

01/14/15
New City Trying To Share 2018 Olympics

PyeongChang "just cannot put a stop to other cities trying to share the 2018 Winter Olympics with it," according to Nam Hyun-woo of the KOREA TIMES. The latest challenge came from Gangneung, an adjacent city, whose Mayor Choi Myeong-hee "called on the 2018 host to give the ice hockey event to Wonju. ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

01/12/15
HKFA To Receive Government Funding

The Hong Kong FA "secured a multimillion-dollar boost from the government" to secure its future for the next five years, but the professional clubs "are still more or less on their own despite the huge cash injection," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The funds "will be spen ...

Tags: Finance, Asia

01/12/15
Honda's Return Soured With Controversy

Honda is "still two months away from the first race" of its high-profile new partnership with McLaren but already the Japanese company "is at the heart of a controversy in Formula 1," according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. A U-turn on an interpretation of a complex engine rule "has led to the Japane ...

Tags: Europe, Japan, Franchises

01/08/15
Rugby Union Asks Samsung To Keep Club

The South Korea Rugby Union has asked Samsung Heavy Industries to "maintain its rugby club, one of Korea's three semi-professional rugby teams," according to Nam Hyun-woo of the KOREA TIMES. KRU VP Won Jong-cheon said, "Disbanding Samsung Heavy Industries Rugby Club is a prelude for the collapse of ...

Tags: Franchises, Asia

01/08/15
F1 Drops South Korea From '15 Calendar

The South Korean Grand Prix "has been dropped" from the 2015 F1 calendar, according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. The race was a "surprise addition to the schedule last month" but the FIA said that it had "now been omitted from the final version of the calendar." A spokesperson said that "Korea had b ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

01/08/15
HKTA Official Lashes Out At WTA 'Bullying'

The Hong Kong Tennis Association has accused the women's world governing body of "bullying and intimidation" after being fined $10,000 for making "disparaging" remarks about Eugenie Bouchard for her last-minute withdrawal from the inaugural Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open last September, according ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

01/07/15
Olympics Organizers Oppose Co-Hosting

The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in the South Korean resort town of PyeongChang said on Tuesday that "it is opposed to co-hosting the quadrennial competition with North Korea, rejecting a view expressed earlier by the governor of the host city's home province," according to Yoo ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

01/07/15
N. Korea Shrouded In Secrecy

The "most secretive nation" at this year's Asian Cup "will remain as such for at least another three days, with North Korea refusing to speak to media upon their arrival in Sydney and ruling out any interaction outside of official and mandated media conferences," according to Dominic Bossi of the SY ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

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