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08/19/16
China Still Working For Basketball Success

There are some 300 million people playing basketball in China, but "for the second consecutive Olympics the Chinese men's squad could not win a single game," according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. The situation is "not much better in the women's bracket where China also made an early exit from the R ...

Tags: Olympics, China

08/19/16
TPL Considers ASEAN Player Quota

Cambodia’s football community "is reacting with guarded optimism to the Thai Premier League’s proposal to introduce a mandatory ASEAN player quota next season," according to H.S. Manjunath of the PHNOM PENH POST. The TPL, arguably Southeast Asia’s most influential and lucrative dom ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

08/18/16
Hong Kong Cricket Sixes Returning In '17

The Hong Kong Sixes will be back, but fans "will have to wait until next year before the popular tournament returns to the local calendar after four years in the wilderness," according to Nazvi Careem of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The Hong Kong Cricket Association announced on Wednesday that the ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

08/18/16
WRC's Rally China Cancelled

Next month's Rally China round of the World Rally Championship "has been cancelled due to storm damage," according to David Evans of AUTOSPORT. A joint statement from the FIA and WRC Promoter "confirmed the news on Tuesday afternoon." FIA and WRC Promoter had visited Beijing last week and "were ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

08/17/16
Beijing Lab Cleared To Resume Testing

China's anti-doping agency said on Tuesday that the World Anti-doping Agency "approved the resumption of testing operations at a Beijing laboratory amid allegations of drug use by some of the country's swimmers," according to Michael Martina of REUTERS. WADA "had suspended the accreditation of Beiji ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

08/17/16
BCCI Files Review Plea In Supreme Court

In a "last-ditch attempt to protect its turf," the Board of Control for Cricket in India pleaded for the recusal of "biased" Chief Justice of India TS Thakur in its review petition filed in the Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday "against the implementation of reforms in the sports body as recommended b ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/16/16
Chinese Football Takeovers Total $3B

Over lunch at his villa outside Milan with football "super-agent" Jorge Mendes, Italian tycoon Silvio Berlusconi realized "an unpleasant truth: his storied club, AC Milan, needed cash, and plenty of it," according to Barbaglia & Jourdan of REUTERS. Mendes was reportedly "discussing the potential ...

Tags: International Football, Europe, China

08/16/16
NFL Considers '18 Opener In China

The NFL could open the '18 season "on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game," according to Daniel Kaplan of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

08/11/16
Koreans Upset Over Sexist Remarks

The Rio Olympics "sparked anger" in South Korea, according to Lee Hyo-won of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The cause for complaint is not the sporting achievement, "but rather the TV coverage at home, in particular remarks by commentators perceived as inappropriate or even sexually discriminatory towards ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil, Asia

08/10/16
Nielsen Partners With Sina Weibo

Information and measurement company Nielsen announced it is partnering with Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo "in a collaboration that will take digital audience measurement one significant step further," according to Liu Huayu of YUTANG SPORTS. Nielsen's Digital Ad Ratings will now incorpora ...

Tags: Media, China

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