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UFC Lands First Card In China

UFC Tuesday announced its first-ever event in China, and its second event in Asia this year. Macau will host the event on Nov. 10 at The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel's CotaiArena, a 15,000-seat venue. The fight will be broadcast by Fuel TV in the U.S. ( UFC ). UFC Chair & CEO Lorenzo Fertitt ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China, UFC

Chinese Super League Salaries

Chinese Internet company Sohu "recently released a list of the top 15 highest salaries in the Chinese Super League," according to Wild East Football. Guangzhou Evergrande FC and Shanghai Shenhua FC "are well represented." The list includes coaches and players, "so it's interesting to see four manage ...

Tags: International Football, China

Aussi Rugby Team, Hong Kong Rugby Partner

A new agreement between Australian Waratahs Rugby and the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will see both parties benefit from a long-term joint venture. The agreement was made possible by the involvement of British financial service company HSBC, a major partner to both organisations, and is aimed at ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia, China

Korean Automakers Benefit From Euro 2012

Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia increased their name recognition by being official sponsors of Euro 2012, according to Two years ago Hyundai and Kia, which is partly owned by Hyundai, became the official cars of Euro 2012. A monthly survey by Frankfurt-based marketing research institute F ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, Asia, Kia Motors

China To Host Several European Clubs

Bundesliga football clubs Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg will play summer friendlies in Guangzhou, China, according to Tang Zhe of the CHINA DAILY. The German teams will play in the 2012 Audi Football Summit at Guangzhou Olympic Sports Center on July 26 and three other games with Chinese Super League c ...

Tags: International Football, China

Games Tourism Packages Selling In Asia

Less than one month until the London Games kick off, and "luxury tourism packages to the U.K. have attracted interest from wealthy Chinese and corporate clients," according to Wang Zhuoqiong of the CHINA DAILY. Caissa Touristic Group AG VP Zhang Rui said that sales in the sector have reached more th ...

Tags: Olympics, China, United Kingdom, Japan

Chinese Team Blames Meat-Free Diet

The Chinese women's national volleyball team is "blaming a string of humiliating defeats on a paralysing mistrust of provincial food," according to Leo Lewis of the LONDON TIMES. Head coach Yu Juemin said that the team had been playing games around the country and while on the road the players "flat ...

Tags: Olympics, China

Honda Makes Return To Dakar Rally

Japanese car and motorcycle manufacturer Honda announced its return to the '13 edition of the Dakar Rally on Monday, according to Yannick Bitzer of MOTORSPORT MAGAZIN. Honda will participate in next year's 34th Dakar Rally with a factory team in the motorcycle category after a 23-year hiatus. The dr ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, South America, Japan

American Football In India Gains Speed

Chicago-based investment banking firm Madison Street Capital has become the official financial advisory partner of the Elite Football League of India, which launches later this summer, according to CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. The eight-team  league, backed by the Indian government and made up of ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, North America, India

Boxing To Claim A World Cup

The first World Cup for professional boxing will be held next year, according to Patrick Cusick of the BANGKOK POST. The event will be organised by the World Boxing Council and will "feature divisions from bantamweight to heavyweight." The boxers contesting the World Cup will have to fight a series ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

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