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10/06/14
Thohir Wants Club To Be Like Media Business

Inter Milan Owner Erick Thohir wants the club "to be more like a media business," according to Ben Bland of the FINANCIAL TIMES. He "is a man on a mission to turn one of Italy’s top football clubs from fading icon into a thriving multinational business." Of the decline of Italian football on t ...

Tags: International Football, Asia, Europe

10/03/14
Typhoon Threatens Japanese F1 Race

A typhoon off the coast of Japan "could threaten the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix scheduled to take place at the Suzuka circuit this Sunday, the sport’s official weather forecaster warned on Thursday," according to Abhishek Takle of REUTERS. Forecaster UBIMET said that Typhoon Phanfone, cla ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan

10/03/14
Thailand Surprises ASO With Tour Plans

Thailand "boldly announced they were in talks to host the Tour de France on Thursday," much to the surprise of race organizers who said that "they were only discussing staging a low key one-day in the Southeast Asian nation," according to Lefevre & Pretot of REUTERS. The Tourism Authority of Tha ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

10/02/14
IPC To Discuss Tokyo 2020 Program

The Int'l Paralympic Committee governing board will meet in Berlin on Tuesday "to discuss which sports should be included" in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic program, according to the BBC. Twenty-four sports are in the running for '20, including the 22 that will feature at Rio 2016 "together with para-bad ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/01/14
ISL Club Signs Title Deal With Muthoot

Gold loan business Muthoot Pappachan Group "has bagged title sponsorship" of Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters FC, which is co-owned by former cricket player Sachin Tendulkar, according to THE ECONOMIC TIMES. MPG "has taken the title sponsorship initially for a year," but with an option to re ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

09/29/14
India's Richest Race To Own Sports Teams

As "owning a sports club becomes the new status symbol for country's uber rich," it is India's wealthiest man -- Reliance Industries Chair Mukesh Ambani -- who "leads the pack" with his Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians being worth an estimated $200M, according to the PTI. Forbes reported th ...

Tags: Franchises, India

09/25/14
Chinese Brand Steals Show At Asiad

A little-known Chinese sports attire brand "is stealing the show from Korean brands at the ongoing Asian Games," according to Kwon Ji-youn of the KOREA TIMES. The logo "'361 Degrees' is virtually everywhere," from the uniforms of South Korean torch-bearers in the opening ceremony to the cap of Chine ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

09/24/14
Supreme Court To Hear Plea On AGM

The Indian Supreme Court said that it will hear on Oct. 10 a plea of Cricket Association of Bihar "seeking directions to declare the postponement of Annual General Meeting as illegal," according to the PTI. The plea, filed by CAB Secretary Aditya Verma, claimed that N. Srinivasan got members of the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe, India

09/23/14
Looking For The Next Li Na

LI NA ’s "sudden retirement leaves women’s tennis struggling to find a new face in Asia," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. Li, the region’s first Grand Slam singles champion, "was instrumental in expanding the game in China, where tennis participation doubled in the pa ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, China

09/23/14
Scottish Rangers Told To Sever Rizvi Ties

Indonesia's government claims it has contacted Scottish Championship side Rangers "in a bid to stop them dealing with convicted criminal Rafat Rizvi," according to David Taylor of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Top officials from the Asian country said that they have "spoken to the Ibrox club" after it ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom, Asia

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