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2020 Olympics, 2019 RWC Team Up

The organizing committees of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2019 Rugby World Cup signed a collaboration agreement on Wednesday to "exchange information and resources with Japan hosting two of the world's biggest sporting events in back-to-back years," according to Shintaro Kano of KYODO. The two co ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

ICC Awards Merchandise Deal To Zeven

The Int'l Cricket Council awarded India-based sportswear brand Zeven a four-year merchandise contract covering 23 territories, including the "lucrative" Indian market, according to SPORTING INDIA. Zeven, jointly-owned by former Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi and former Nike Country Manage ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

BCCI Rejects Manohar's Offer

The "revenue model feud" between the Int'l Cricket Council and the Board of Control for Cricket in India continued on Tuesday with the Indian cricket body "outrightly rejecting the world body’s offer" of an additional $100M in the proposed format, according to the PTI. A senior BCCI source sai ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Adidas Expects Chinese Margins To Shrink

New adidas CEO Kasper Rørsted said that the company "expects its huge operating margin in China to shrink slightly in the long term, while its small U.S. margin grows markedly in the near term," according to Adam Jourdan of REUTERS. Rørsted, on his first visit to China since takin ...

Tags: Finance, China, North America

Shanghai AFL Match Could Be Moved

Australian Football League side Gold Coast will host its match with Port Adelaide in round eight at Metricon Stadium if the "escalating tensions" between the U.S. and North Korea "force the game to be moved from China," according to Greg Denham of THE AUSTRALIAN. The Suns scheduled the game against ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

Cycling Official Calls For Financing

A senior official "ruled out the possibility of staging the track cycling world championships in Hong Kong again unless they can solicit more support from the government," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The five-day event, the second-biggest track cycling competition ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

BCCI Reduces IPL Tender Period

The Board of Control for Cricket in India decided to reduce the Indian Premier League media rights tender period from 10 years to five, according to K. Shriniwas Rao of the TIMES OF INDIA. The previous media rights tender invitation which was floated on Sept. 19 -- but was not opened on the sch ...

Tags: Media, India

Sina Sports Secures PGA, LPGA Deals

Sina Sports reached "long-term strategic relationships with the PGA Tour and the LPGA," according to Taruka Srivastav of THE DRUM. The deal sees the Chinese digital sports media platform secure "full highlights and special video content including player interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, to ...

Tags: Media, China

Sony Wants To Protect IPL Live Feeds

Indian Premier League broadcaster Sony is "out to catch errant cable TV operators stealing its live match feed, as the tenth edition of the world's richest cricket league gets underway," according to Rasul Bailay of the TIMES OF INDIA. Armed with a Delhi High Court order and assisted by court-a ...

Tags: Media, India

ISA President Confident About Olympics

Int'l Surfing Association President Fernando Aguerre said that the ISA is "confident the sport's Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games will be a success despite some minor concerns over conditions," according to Hardik Vyas of REUTERS. The surfing competition will take place from July 24-A ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

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