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11/04/14
CCDI Busts Chinese Sports Body

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China said that the General Administration of Sport of China "violated rules involving match-fixing, talent selection and the operation of events," citing the agency's power-centralized bureaucracy, according to Sun Xiaochen ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

11/04/14
Societe Generale Partners With SCC Rugby

European financial services company Societe Generale "secured a two-year deal" to become the title sponsor for the Singapore Cricket Club Int'l Rugby 7s, according to ASIA SPONSORSHIP NEWS. The deal "marks the debut of a major corporate sponsor in the oldest sevens rugby tournament in Asia." The dea ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, Asia

11/03/14
BCCI Wants Damages For Abandoned Tour

The West Indies Cricket Board "stares at financial ruin" after its powerful Indian counterpart demanded nearly $42M in damages for the Caribbean team's abrupt withdrawal from a tour of India last month, according to Evans & Ganguly of REUTERS. A WICB spokesperson confirmed that it had received a ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/31/14
Chinese Firms Have Eyes On Spain

Amongst the legions of Chinese fans who tuned in to El Clásico (Real Madrid against Barcelona) last weekend would have likely been execs from some of China’s top brands. Chinese brands such as Wanda and Huawei are making investment moves into La Liga, seduced by the growing appeal of th ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

10/31/14
Singapore Retains Suzuki Cup Host Rights

Singapore has retained the "joint hosting rights" of the Southeast Asian Soccer Championships after concerned organizers were "placated by planned concerts being bumped, and the cancellation of a New Zealand Maori rugby fixture," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Singapore's National Stadiu ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

10/30/14
Huawei Signs Deal With Santos

Brasileiro side Santos announced "the signing of a major sponsorship deal with Chinese technology firm Huawei," according to XINHUA. The agreement, for an undisclosed sum, "is valid until the end of 2014 with the option of an extension." Under terms of the deal, the Shenzhen-based firm "will have it ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Brazil, China

10/30/14
HSBC Launches 'Anyone's Game' Campaign

HSBC "presents golf without the elitism in a campaign to mark its sponsorship of the game," according to James Swift of CAMPAIGN LIVE. The new campaign, called "Anyone’s Game," has been created by Saatchi & Saatchi London to highlight the bank’s sponsorship of golf tournaments around ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

10/30/14
Japan To Create Cabinet For Tokyo 2020

Japan Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology Hakubun Shimomura said that the country "is planning to create a new Cabinet post to oversee the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," according to the AP. The cabinet "agreed to introduce legislation that would add a new minister in charge of p ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

10/28/14
ISL Reaches 170 Million Viewers

TAM data shared by official broadcaster Star India indicated that the Indian Super League reached 170 million viewers in its opening week and "75 million viewers on Day 1," according to TELEVISION POST. The league was "well received not only on television, but also online on starsports.com." Th ...

Tags: India, Media

10/27/14
Japan To Get Super Rugby Team In 2016

South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby said that Japan "has beaten out Singapore as the preferred host for the 18th team in the expanded Super Rugby competition," according to Mulvenney & Linden of REUTERS. The southern hemisphere provincial competition will increase from 15 to 18 teams ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

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