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05/23/16
BCCI Appoints Thakur As New President

India’s new cricket chief Anurag Thakur "is a close ally of right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a media-friendly administrator seen as capable of cleaning up the governing body’s tarnished image," according to the AFP. Thakur "is now charged with running the Board of Control for ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

05/23/16
LeSports Secures Euro 2016 Rights

LeSports Hong Kong has secured the broadcasting rights to Euro 2016. The competition represents LeSports HK's first local live streaming sports production, with full coverage of all 51 tournament matches. Game analysis and commentary will enrich the content, with the analysis to be anchored by a com ...

Tags: Media, China

05/23/16
Chinese Buyers Close To Stellar Group

Four Chinese investor groups are reportedly locked in a more than $140M "bidding war for one of the world's most powerful" football agencies, U.K.-based Stellar Group, a sign that "China's appetite for sport is outgrowing trophy club investments," according to Adam Jourdan of REUTERS. A source with ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom, China

05/23/16
Golf In Crosshairs Of Chinese Government

Golf has "suffered the brunt of Chinese President Xi Jinping's crackdown on all things unsavoury," according to Alex Jenkins of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Lumped together with "drugs, gambling, prostitution, ill-gotten wealth and conspicuous consumption, the game has been portrayed as a vice ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

05/20/16
One Championship Set To Conquer Asia

Mixed martial arts promoter One Championship wants to be in every major Asian city and more than 2 billion homes within the next three-to-five years, according to Chair ‎Chatri Sityodtong‎. In less than five years, One Championship has already become a leading sports media property, with its ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

05/20/16
Chinese Team Could Join NBL

The Australian National Basketball League drew up plans for a team in China -- which would be based part-time on the Gold Coast -- "to be up and running within two years," according to Nick Smart of the HERALD SUN. The NBL has sought approval from the Chinese Basketball Association and FIBA "for a n ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia, China

05/20/16
Tokyo Chief Denies Payment Knowledge

The head of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics bid team on Thursday said that "he knew nothing about a multi-million-dollar payment made to a Singaporean firm linked to a disgraced athletics official despite being tasked with overseeing other consulting contracts," according to KYODO. A day after Japan Oly ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

05/20/16
Japanese Firms Supporting Paralympics

As Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, "an increasing number of Japanese companies are throwing their support behind athletes with disabilities," according to KYODO. From hiring athletes to developing clothing for them, "a wide range of firms are getting involved." Toyot ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

05/19/16
Delhi To Get New Cricket Stadium

Int'l cricket "may soon cut its long-term ties" with the Feroz Shah Kotla and "find a new home on the outskirts of the city," according to Indranil Basu of the TIMES OF INDIA. The Delhi & District Cricket Association is planning to build a "brand new stadium between Dwarka and Najafgarh, close t ...

Tags: Facilities, India

05/19/16
ISL Named Premier Competition

The fledgling Indian Super League, now only in its third year, "will enjoy the status of being India's premier football competition at the cost of the I-League," according to Marcus Mergulhao of the TIMES OF INDIA. The All India Football Federation and its marketing partner, IMG-Reliance, which ...

Tags: International Football, India

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