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02/29/16
South Korean Sports Chiefs To Meet IOC

 A government official said that the South Korean sports ministry plans to meet the IOC next week "with two leaders of local sports governing bodies at odds over their merger," according to YONHAP. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Sports "is preparing to send its vice minister Kim Chong, ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

02/26/16
Three Countries Offer To Co-Host AFF Cup

Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore "offered to step in as co-hosts" of the 2016 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup after the Philippines withdrew following a contractual row about the use of the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. A decision on who will join My ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

02/26/16
Pakistan To Participate In World T20

Pakistan on Thursday "gave permission to the country's cricket team to play next month's World T20 in India" after fears it might withdraw due to alleged security threats, according to SUPERSPORT. Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Shaharyar Khan earlier this month "raised doubts over the team's participa ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

02/25/16
CSL Officials Seeking PL Advice

Chinese Super League chiefs have "approached England’s top clubs for help in their bid to transform the cash-rich division into a world force," according to Sami Mokbel of the London DAILY MAIL. A number of Europe’s high-profile footballers have "moved to the Far East in recent weeks, at ...

Tags: International Football, China

02/25/16
Populous To Consult On Indian Stadium

Populous -- the architects behind the London 2012 Olympic Stadium -- is consulting on the design of a new football stadium in Pune as Indian football "attempts to scale up," according to Matthew Campelli of LEISURE MANAGEMENT. Libero Sport Business Dir Neel Shah revealed that the studio was working ...

Tags: Facilities, India

02/24/16
RWC Head Pledges Faith In Japan 2019

The head of the Rugby World Cup "is confident" that Japan can make the first tournament to be held in Asia "a success," according to Andrew McKirdy of the JAPAN TIMES. A Rugby World Cup delegation including RWC Head Alan Gilpin spent a week "liaising with Japan 2019 organizers, four months after the ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan

02/24/16
Eriksson Says China Will Win World Cup

Former England Manager Sven-Göran Eriksson claimed that China could lift the World Cup within a decade, as Chinese President Xi Jinping "pushes on with his football revolution," according to Tom Phillips of the London GUARDIAN. Construction work "has begun on thousands of football academie ...

Tags: International Football, China

02/24/16
CSL TV Deal Confirms China Football's Rise

A "huge bet" by Li Ruigang, a Chinese tycoon, on Chinese Super League football broadcast rights appears to have "paid off after the broadcast company he heads resold a portion of them this week at an apparent profit," according to Charles Clover of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Li’s China Media Ca ...

Tags: Media, China

02/23/16
Pro Kabaddi League To Stage Two Seasons A Year

The Pro Kabaddi League will go where "no league," not even the Indian Premier League, "has been before," according to Amit Kamath of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. It will hold two seasons each year in a move that is "sure to pique the interest of other leagues around the country." Currently in its third seas ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

02/22/16
China Digital, Chou Set Up Gaming Company

China Digital Culture Ltd. announced Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan songwriter Jay Chou "to establish a cross-strait e-sport gaming company," according to Chen Yaping of YUTANG SPORTS. Under the MOU, Chou, who is also an e-gaming fan, "will allow China Digital ...

Tags: Finance, China

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