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09/23/15
BCCI Divided After Dalmiya's Death

The "sudden demise" of Board of Control for Cricket in India President Jagmohan Dalmiya has turned the BCCI into a "divided house with the East Zone units deciding to prop up their own candidate, giving a new twist to the intense succession battle," according to the PTI. The East Zone ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

09/23/15
LeTV Wins Broadcasting Rights To EPL

Mainland Chinese web entertainment portal LeTV "has become the world’s first internet company to win exclusive broadcasting rights to the English Premier League" in a deal worth a reported $400M, according to Vivienne Chow of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. LeTV made the announcement "in front o ...

Tags: Media, China

09/23/15
POCOG Organizers Break Ground On Village

The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics (POCOG) "held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the launch of construction of the Athletes Village on Tuesday," according to Peter Rutherford of REUTERS. Construction "is due to be completed in 2017 and will house around 3,500 athlete ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

09/22/15
BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya Dies

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President JAGMOHAN DALMIYA "died on Sunday night at the BM Birla hospital in Kolkata, where he had been admitted after suffering a heart attack on Thursday," according to ESPN. He was 75 and "had faced concerns around his health since starting his secon ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, India

09/21/15
No 2020 Tokyo Stadium By Zaha Hadid

British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid "abandoned her attempt to re-enter the race to build the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," according to Justin McCurry of the London GUARDIAN. This news came "two months after her initial design was scrapped amid soaring construction costs." Hadid's offic ...

Tags: Asia, Olympics

09/17/15
DHL Teams Up With ISL

DHL "has partnered" with the Indian Super League "as its official logistics and timing partner in 2015," according to Ravi Teja Sharma of the ECONOMIC TIMES. As the official logistics partner, DHL "will deliver back-end logistics support for the tournament." DHL also announced the "DHL Winning Pass" ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

09/16/15
Japan's New B. League Unveils Logo

The Japan Professional Basketball League office "announced that the new men’s basketball circuit" that tips off in the fall of '16 will be called the “B. League,” according to Kaz Nagatsuka of the JAPAN TIMES. The league’s logo "was also revealed." The league office explain ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

09/15/15
Tokyo Sponsors Scramble After Logo Scandal

The int'l branding and marketing world "is keen to see what’s next for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics committee after its unprecedented decision to abandon the Games’ official emblem amid plagiarism complaints," according to Ben Fischer of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. In the days since artist Kenjir ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/09/15
LeTV To Pay $400M For EPL Rights In H.K.

Chinese digital media company LeTV "is reported to have beaten" Hong Kong’s PCCW in a $400M-plus swoop for the rights to broadcast English Premier League matches in the city from next season, according to the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. LeTV will "shell out" more than double the $200M PCCW "is ...

Tags: Media, China

09/08/15
Hadid Unveils New Plan For Tokyo Stadium

Zaha Hadid Architects, the company whose stadium design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was chosen and later scrapped, said that "it is teaming up with major Japanese design and engineering company Nikken Sekkei in a bid to regain the project," according to Elaine Kurtenbach of the AP. Japan PM Shinzo A ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

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