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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

04/19/16
Mumbai Wants Jaipur As Home Venue

Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians "opted for Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium as their alternative home venue, following a Bombay High Court ruling to shift all IPL matches after April 30 out of Maharashtra because of a severe state-wide drought," according to ESPN. Rising Pune Supergiants, t ...

Tags: Facilities, India

04/18/16
Chinese Grand Prix's Future In Doubt

The "faint echoes from those lofty declarations of China as a Formula One superpower can still be heard in some remote quarters of this vast paddock," according to Daniel Johnson of the London TELEGRAPH. No one takes them "too seriously now," more than a decade on from Shanghai’s first race. T ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

04/15/16
BCCI Taking On Lodha Committee

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is taking the Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha Committee "head on, questioning in the Supreme Court quite a few recommendations and the difficulty in implementing them" without compromising its position as a "private and autonomous body," according to IANS. T ...

Tags: India, Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/15/16
AFL Side Will Play Match In China

Australian Football League side Port Adelaide plans to stage an AFL premiership match in China next year in a bid to "better promote the sport in the Asian nation," according to the AFP. Port Adelaide, the AFL and the club's new sponsor Shanghai Cred Real Estate "signed a memorandum of understanding ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

04/14/16
China Working To Be Football's Best

It may not rank alongside the names of Brazil or Barcelona, but China is "hoping to take its place in the annals" of football history, according to John Duerden of the N.Y. TIMES. On Monday, the National Development and Reform Commission of China " released a plan to give the country one of the wor ...

Tags: International Football, China

04/14/16
Volvo Ocean Race Comes To Hong Kong

The Volvo Ocean Race "will be stopping in Hong Kong for the first time in 2018," according to the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The Royal Hong Kong Yacht club "confirmed the news at a press conference." The '17-18 edition "of the grueling, round-the-world race, seen by many as sailing’s toughest c ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

04/13/16
Tough Mudder Partners With IMG

Tough Mudder has reached an agreement with IMG to expand its obstacle course events into Asia and the Middle East. It also announced a partnership with Jakarta-based media and technology investment firm Seroja Parters to bring the series to Bali, Indonesia. The seven-figure, multiyear deal with IMG, ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia, China

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