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02/01/16
Feroz Shah Kotla May Lose T20 Matches

New Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground "is in danger of losing its World Twenty20 fixtures" after the Board of Control for Cricket in India moved a match against Sri Lanka away from the venue "due to administrative lapses," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. The Delhi and District Cricket As ...

Tags: Facilities, India

02/01/16
Tokyo Stadium Controversy Here To Stay

When a fresh design for Japan's new National Stadium was chosen, "many believed it would finally put an end to months of chaos over its construction," according to Andrew McKirdy of the JAPAN TIMES. They "were wrong." Amid allegations that the latest design is "remarkably similar" to the original pl ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

01/29/16
SPN India Eyeing 20% Ad Growth

Sony Pictures Networks India is targeting a "strong" 20% ad revenue growth from the Indian Premier League this season, according to TELEVISION POST. Vodafone, which has been with the event from the beginning, "has returned yet again." SPN India President Rohit Gupta said that the goings-on ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

01/29/16
Inter Milan Partners With Le Sports

Inter Milan announced a new partnership with Le Sports (formerly LeTV) in China for the club TV channel, Inter Channel, to be broadcast across mainland China. The two-year deal sees Le Sports become the exclusive broadcast partner for Inter Channel in the territory across all platforms including TV, ...

Tags: Media, China

01/28/16
Belgian Designer Drops Logo Suit

Belgian designer Olivier Debie, who in August filed a plagiarism lawsuit over a Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo by Kenjiro Sano, said that he "will no longer pursue his grievance in court," according to KYODO. Debie said, "After consideration, I prefer to withdraw my complaint. Even if I were to win, the l ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

01/27/16
PyeongChang Rebrands To Avoid Confusion

Related stories: UCLA will host Olympic Village if L.A. wins 2024 bid for Games.   With a one letter shift from lower to upper case, the South Korean venue for the 2018 Winter Olympics, PyeongChang, "hopes to ensure visitors don’t end up flying to the capital of North Kor ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

01/27/16
WBSC Partners With LG

Technology brand LG was selected as the official title sponsor of the World Baseball Softball Confederation Women's Baseball World Cup 2016. The LG WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup 2016 -- the seventh edition of the flagship women's baseball competition -- will be staged in Gijang County, Busan, Sout ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

01/26/16
Arsenal Partners With Chinese TV Show

Arsenal announced a new content partnership with one of China’s "most popular football shows, 'Total Soccer,' in a deal that will see the club join its European counterparts in growing its brand in the region," according to Tony Connelly of THE DRUM. The club will "provide exclusive content in ...

Tags: Media, China

01/26/16
PKL Rakes In Sponsorship Deals

Pro Kabaddi League teams "are garnering interest from sponsors for the league's third season later this month, and are even claiming that they will be able to surpass their season II sponsorship revenues this year, though the value generated per sponsorship slot would grow marginally for most teams, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

01/25/16
Tokyo Stadium To Be Completed Early

The IOC said that the new stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games "will be completed two months earlier than planned to allow organizers time to stage more test before the games," according to Jim Armstrong of the AP. Japanese organizers told IOC VP John Coates during a two-day IOC "project review" ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

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