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06/18/15
AFC General Secretary Alex Soosay Quits

Suspended Asian Football Confederation General Secretary Alex Soosay quit on Wednesday "rather than fight to clear his name amid allegations he tried to interfere with a corruption probe of the regional governing body," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Soosay was suspended last month b ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

06/18/15
PyeongChang 2018 Unveils Plans

The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics "unveiled its construction plans and official name for the athletes' villages, Tuesday," according to Baek Byung-yeul of the KOREA TIMES. PyeongChang Organizing Committee spokesperson Sung Baik-you said, "With a total construction cos ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

06/18/15
Singapore 'Unlikely' To Bid For SEA Games

A Singapore bid to host the Asian Games "appeared unlikely" despite its successful Southeast Asian Games held in state-of-the-art facilities this month, according to the AFP. Senior sports officials "gave a thumbs-down to an Asiad in Singapore," signaling that hosting Asia's version of the Olympics ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

06/18/15
Redesign Puts Tokyo Stadium At Risk

Tokyo's new National Stadium Project Dir Jim Heverin said that introducing major changes in the design is a "huge risk and would delay construction," according to KYODO. Designed by architect Zaha Hadid, the stadium is to be used for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Cr ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

06/17/15
Discovery Acquires Setanta Sports Asia

Discovery Communications said on Tuesday that "its Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific unit has acquired Setanta Sports Asia, a sports channel specializing in rugby," according to Georg Szalai of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The company said that reaching more than 42 million homes across 16 countries, Setan ...

Tags: Media, Asia

06/17/15
Turmoil In Tokyo As Stadium Cost Soars

Tokyo’s planned national stadium "has been likened to a giant turtle, a cycling helmet and a doomed wartime battleship," according to Richard Lloyd Parry of the LONDON TIMES. It "is also the focus of a bitter row between Japanese politicians, architects and citizens as construction cost esti ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/16/15
India GP Promoter Waiting For Help

Sameer Gaur, representing former Indian Grand Prix promoter Jaypee, said that he is "waiting" for the government to "put the F1 race back on track," according to GMM. F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said last week that New Delhi can return to the calendar as early as '16 but he is "waiting for the pro ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

06/16/15
Politicians Run In MCA Elections

The biennial elections of the Mumbai Cricket Association on June 17 will "see a handful of political heavyweights of national and regional parties in the fray," according to G. Viswanath of THE HINDU. For the first time, "perhaps in the history of the 80-year-old provincial cricket association, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

06/16/15
ANA, JAL Partner With Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee announced All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. and Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. as the first Tokyo 2020 official partners, the second domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme. The two companies have been jointly attributed the category "passenger air transportati ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/15/15
Federations Submit Tokyo 2020 Applications

The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee received applications from 26 IOC-recognized Int'l Federations proposing events to be considered for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 games. The applicant IFs were revealed at a press conference following a Tokyo 2020 Exec Board meeting. The Tokyo 2020 Additional Event ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

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