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CSA Warns Swimmers For Clenbuterol Use

The Chinese Swimming Association has announced it will be issuing a "warning penalty" to swimmers Wang Lizhuo and An Jiabao after they tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol, according to Jessica Macy Yu of REUTERS. A "terse" CSA statement posted online on Monday said that it would "al ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

Hebei Promises Clean-Up For 2022 Games

The top official in China's northern province of Hebei, one of the country's most polluted, "has vowed to use the staging of the 2022 Winter Olympics to drive efforts to cut smog, promote clean energy and ease dependence on heavy industry," according to Stanway & Chen of REUTERS. The city of Zha ...

Tags: Olympics, China

NHK Starting Tokyo Games Int'l Marketing

Japan's public broadcaster NHK World TV has partnered with Virgin Media to target U.K. consumers "as it starts to push its brand ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," according to Charlotte McEleny of THE DRUM. The three-day campaign "marks the start of activity in which it promotes its English la ...

Tags: Media, Japan

Wanda Chair Makes Troubling Remarks

When Wanda Group Chair Wang Jianlin said that his company would "willingly support a Chinese bid to host the FIFA World Cup, it came as a surprise to no one," according to Mark Dreyer of the GLOBAL TIMES. Wang and his firm have "long talked about this goal, with Wanda's agreement last week to become ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

FIS Plans To Install Alpine Asian Tour

The Int'l Ski Federation (FIS) "sees Asia as the market with the biggest growth potential for winter sports," according Valentin Oetterli of the NEUEN ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG. As a result, FIS President Gian Franco Kasper "plans install an 'Asian Tour' in the long term." Kasper: "One of my wishes is to ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia, Europe

JCA Wants To Build First Int'l Cricket Ground

The Japan Cricket Association announced on Wednesday the first steps toward "building an international standard ground in Tochigi Prefecture, the first such ground in the country," according to KYODO. JCA outlined the importance of the decision in a press release, and said, "The significance of ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

China Orders 'Ostentation' To Be Banished

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said that organizers of the 2022 Winter Olympics must ensure the event is not tainted by "ostentation, waste or luxury," according to Ben Blanchard of REUTERS. Beijing, along with the nearby city of Zhangjiakou, "won the right to host the Games last year." The run-up ...

Tags: Olympics, China

Ten Sports To Air United Basketball Alliance

Ten Sports Network, South Asia’s leading sports broadcaster, partnered with United Basketball Alliance "to bring India’s first Professional Basketball League to Ten Sports Network," according to ADVANCED TELEVISION. The league "will span over a month, kicking off in Pune and then moving ...

Tags: Media, India

Wanda Opens Door To China For Ironman

Dalian Wanda’s relationship with the Chinese government has been the key to Ironman’s entrance into the Chinese market. With cities Xiamen and Hefei each debuting an Ironman 70.3 in the fall, the Chinese property company’s acquisition of Ironman owner World Triathlon Corp. for $650 ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

Samsung Lions Move Into New Ballpark

Korea Baseball Organization club Samsung Lions "moved from the oldest baseball stadium in the country to the newest," according to YONHAP. The Lions hosted the LG Twins at Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, the first official contest in the brand new, 24,000-seat venue. The club had been playing at ...

Tags: Facilities, Asia

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