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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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HKCA: Asian Games Stadium Is 'Win-Win'

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Tags: Facilities, Asia

02/05/14
New Sponsorship Rules Help PBSI

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02/05/14
PCB, BCCI Agree On Pakistan, India Series

The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf has said that his Indian counterpart N Srinivasan had agreed to India playing a bilateral series with Pakistan at a neutral venue. "Mr Srinivasan has reassured me they are serious about playing a bilateral series with us even at ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

02/04/14
Early Morning Super Bowl Party In Beijing

NFL China’s official viewing party of Super Bowl XLVIII in Beijing and Shanghai had a definite American feel, except for the 7:30am start. The event featured not only the Seahawks' win, but also the commercials and halftime show live from Fox Sports, as well as free-flowing Budweiser, a suppor ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

02/04/14
S. Korean Firms Fund Winter Sports

South Korean companies "are providing support to all 13 winter sporting events" that the country's athletes will compete in at the Sochi Olympics, according to YONHAP. According to the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), the lobbying group for conglomerates, local companies "have been providing d ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

02/04/14
Greenland Group Buys Shanghai Shenhua

Real estate group Greenland Group has officially announced the completion of its takeover of Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua and has "signed an agreement to acquire all the club’s assets," according to Cameron Wilson of WILD EAST FOOTBALL. Due to the timing of the announcement on Ch ...

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02/03/14
TFA Urges FAM To Investigate Assault

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01/31/14
Super Bowl Rings In Chinese Holiday

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Tags: Events and Attractions, China, United Kingdom, Middle East

01/30/14
South Korean Firms Rev Up Marketing

Major South Korean companies "are ratcheting up their sports marketing efforts by sponsoring upcoming global events in a bid to boost sales and enhance their brand image," according to Kim Tae-jong of the KOREA TIMES. Ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics, the FIFA World Cup and the 17th Asian Games, m ...

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Now TV Launches Horse Racing Channel

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