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05/06/16
China Aims To Reach $460B By 2020

China's five-year sports development plan states that the country's sports industry will amount to more than 3T yuan ($460B) by the end of '20, according XINHUA. The plan issued by China's State General Administration of Sports said, "China's overall sports industry turnout will be amounting to more ...

Tags: Finance, China

05/05/16
NBA Launches Localized Indian Website

The NBA and communications company The 120 Media Collective announced a partnership to operate the customized NBA.com in India, the NBA’s official digital destination in the country. The geo-targeted NBA.com will offer Indian fans access to all things NBA, such as video highlights, game recaps ...

Tags: Media, India

05/05/16
Methods For Lay Equipment Outdated

In an age when cricket’s success is tied to TV audience, "primitive methods are still used to lay broadcast equipment, mainly cables, that relay matches into living rooms," according to Khurram Habib of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. Currently, "the broadcaster hires an equipment company which ...

Tags: Facilities, India

05/03/16
A-League, J.League Sign Partnership

The elite domestic football competitions of Australia and Japan have reached an agreement to share "technical, marketing and administrative expertise," according to Sebastian Hassett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The memorandum of understanding is the "first of its kind between the A-League and ...

Tags: Australia, International Football, Japan

05/03/16
Weibo Sees 18% Growth In Sports

China’s leading social media platform Weibo "has seen an 18% growth in sports teams, leagues and players using the site" -- there are now 1,200 official sports organizations on the platform, according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The most popular football team on Weibo is 2015 A ...

Tags: Media, China

05/03/16
F1: Azerbaijan Fighting No Threat To Race

The FIA as well as F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "have backed Azerbaijan after declaring local fighting is no risk to the inaugural grand prix in Baku next month," according to GMM. A month ago, the Azerbaijan government "dismissed suggestions fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed local region, might ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

05/02/16
Chinese Brand Looks Like Under Armour

If "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then a Chinese knockoff brand just gave Baltimore-based athletic apparel giant Under Armour the ultimate compliment," according to Kelyn Soong of the WASHINGTON POST. Though "it does not appear Under Armour sees it that way." Chinese sports apparel co ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

05/02/16
India Announces West Indies Tour

India "will tour West Indies in July-August for a four-match test series which will mark the resumption of bilateral ties between them, the cricket boards announced on Saturday," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. Relations between the two boards "turned sour after a visiting Caribbean team ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India, North America

04/29/16
Leicester Proves 'Fairytales' Are Possible

FIFA President Gianni Infantino "visited the headquarters of Leicester's ownership company on Thursday and said the club's Premier League title run shows that fairytales are still possible," according to the AP. Infantino, visiting Thailand for the centenary of the local FA, "met with local official ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom, Asia

04/29/16
Guangzhou Evergrande Announces Deficit

The "cost of winning has caught up" with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC, which has revealed a "staggering" loss of 953M yuan ($147M) for the year ended '15, according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The loss "is more than 2.5 times the club’s revenue which ...

Tags: Finance, China

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