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06/14/12
IndyCar China Officially Canceled

The IndyCar race in China scheduled for Aug. 19 was officially canceled Wednesday, and IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard "must find another event for the second-half of the season," according to Jenna Fryer of the AP. Bernard had been working with promoters in China's major port city Qingdao the last severa ...

Tags: China, IndyCar, Leagues and Governing Bodies

06/14/12
Football Notes

English Premier League Swansea City have unveiled a new gold-trimmed home strip to mark the club's 100-year anniversary. The kit, made by adidas and "bearing more than a passing resemblance to that of Real Madrid," has a plain white style with gold trim and features a brand new gold badge, which com ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom, Asia, Africa, Australia

06/13/12
Nicklaus Companies Expand To China

Nicklaus Companies launched Nicklaus-China through a partnership with Beijing-based private equity firm Finergy Capital. Finergy Capital will aid in the growth of golf in China by assisting developers with golf course and residential development. The venture will also explore business opportunities ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

06/13/12
Mercedes Sponsors Golf In China

Mercedes-Benz has partnered with China Golf Association, marking "the first time" the auto-maker has partnered with any national golf team, according to Li Fangfang of the CHINA DAILY. The announcement was made June 8 at the MercedesTrophy in Wanning, Hainan province ( CHINA DAILY, 6/11 ). The dea ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

06/13/12
New Post For Cambodian Olympic Official

National Olympic Committee of Cambodia Secretary General Vath Chamroeun has been appointed as an adviser to Tourism Minister Thong Khon, according to H S Manjunath of the PHNOM PENH POST. The move was made "to ensure better administrative and organisational coordination between the sports and touris ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

06/13/12
Chinese Buy Online For Euro 2012

Chinese online businesses were "abuzz about Italy's tight defense against Spain" in the Euro 2012 during the early hours of Monday morning "as die-hard football fans stayed up late for the match," according to Wei & Limin of the CHINA DAILY. China's most popular e-commerce site Taobao.com vendor ...

Tags: International Football, China

06/13/12
China Sees Light Euro 2012 Sponsorships

Despite "football fever" trending across China for the Euro 2012, "the tournament has failed to ignite corporate sponsorship interest here," according to Qiu Quanlin of the CHINA DAILY. Sports marketing firm Shankai Sports Int'l CEO Feng Tao said that there have been "sales of packages involving tic ...

Tags: China, Marketing and Sponsorship

06/13/12
Barcelona FC Opens Chinese Website

Barcelona FC has unveiled the Chinese version of its website at www.fcbarcelona.cn. The site was created by the "biggest internet supplier in China," Tencent. Barça President Sandro Rosell said, "We are very pleased to present the Barça website in Chinese... This launch is a step close ...

Tags: International Football, China

06/12/12
First Big Golf Win For China

Golfer Feng Shanshan's LPGA Championship win made her the first player from China "to win a major event," according to the BBC. The 22-year-old took the title in Pittsford, N.Y. after "carding a final round" of 5-under-par 67. There has been a rise in the number of young golfers in China in recent y ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, China

06/12/12
League Notes

The Badminton World Federation will adopt a new structure for its world team championships "in an attempt to bolster the sport's global television appeal." The new format will begin in '14, seeing the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup men's and women's world championships expand from 12 to 16 teams. Qualifica ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

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