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04/25/16
Wuhan Double Purchases Nice Int'l Sports

Chinese company Wuhan Double Co. Ltd. has announced it purchased 100% of sports agency Nice Int'l Sports Ltd. at a cost of €39.5M ($44M), according to the GB TIMES. The deal will also see two subsidiaries owned by Nice Int'l, Media Base Sports Spain and Media Base Sports UK, "come under the own ...

Tags: China, Finance

04/25/16
Athletes Divided Over Khan Appointment

Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s appointment as the goodwill ambassador of India’s Rio Olympics contingent "prompted strong reactions from the sports fraternity and social media users," according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. Athletes, including wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and former sprinter Milkha ...

Tags: Olympics, India, Brazil

04/22/16
MLS Expands TV Presence In Asia

MLS has further expanded its Asian broadcast portfolio, signing a new two-year deal with Japan’s Fuji TV, and expanding its existing deal with China’s Le Sports. Fuji TV will now broadcast two MLS regular-season matches per week, as well as select MLS playoff games and MLS Cup. The leagu ...

Tags: Media, Asia, North America

04/22/16
'17 IPL Season Could Be Played Abroad

Board of Control of Cricket in India Secretary Anurag Thakur said that the Indian Premier League's governing council is "likely to decide" on whether the '17 edition of the "cash-rich tournament can be held abroad," according to the PTI. Thakur said, "The IPL governing council will be looking at the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

04/21/16
NBA Opens Manila Office

The NBA opened an office in Manila, Philippines, as part of its commitment to grow basketball and the NBA’s business initiatives in the country. NBA Philippines Managing Dir Carlo Singson will lead a dedicated local staff to assist NBA headquarters in continuing the growth of all of the NBA&r ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

04/21/16
UCI Rejects HK's Rio Qualification Plans

The world cycling governing body "rejected Hong Kong’s plans of bringing forward the National Championships as part of the Olympic qualifiers in May, dealing a blow to the women’s road race team looking for more ranking points," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. T ...

Tags: Olympics, China

04/20/16
ICC World T20 Delivers Records

The recently concluded Int'l Cricket Council World Twenty20 set records across broadcast and digital platforms. The tournament, won by the West Indies men’s and women’s teams, which beat England and Australia in their respective finals at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on April 3, was the first ...

Tags: India

04/20/16
Can China Be A Football Superpower?

Chinese President Xi Jinping is "serious about football, and about a diverse multifaceted Chinese economy," according to Andrew Brennan of FORBES. Xi’s strategy wants 20,000 football training centers and 70,000 pitches in place by '20, while the men’s national team should be among t ...

Tags: International Football, China

04/20/16
BCCI Member Fears Lodha Policy

The Indian Supreme Court was told on Monday that the Lodha committee's recommendation on "one-state, one-vote" in the Board of Control for Cricket in India would lead to "enormous politics" and pressure within the board, according to the PTI. The submission made by Baroda Cricket Association to this ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

04/20/16
Organizers Launch Accessibility Program

Organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang said Tuesday that "they have launched a program to enhance accessibility in restaurants and hotels in host cities," according to YOHAP. The Games' organizing committee said in a statement it has released the "Accessibility Recognition Program," w ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

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