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06/17/14
MSM Sublicenses World Cup Rights

Seven3Sports has bagged the sublicense rights from MSM India "for telecasting the World Cup in the five countries across Indian subcontinent (excluding India)," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. The media rights include: TV broadcast "through terrestrial transmission on an exclusive and Cable and Sate ...

Tags: Media, India

06/17/14
Tokyo To Help With Tsunami Victims

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are looking "to accelerate cooperation" with northeastern Japan areas hit hard by the '11 earthquake and tsunami, according to KYODO. Iwate Gov. Takuya Tasso, after a meeting with Olympic Committee Chair Yoshiro Mori, expressed hope the games "will be the best o ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/16/14
Five I-League Clubs On Board For ISL

IMG-Reliance, the marketing partner of the All India Football Federation and organizer of the Indian Super League, has "managed to convince five I-League clubs to take part with their players for the cash-rich tournament scheduled to kick-start later this year," according to Marcus Mergulhao of the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

06/13/14
Thai Junta Offers Live World Cup

Thais "will get to watch live FIFA World Cup matches for free," after the junta-run administration agreed to pay S$16M ($12.8M) to broadcast them, according to Tan Hui Yee of the STRAITS TIMES. The last-minute deal "is the latest in a series of perks arranged by the junta seeking to 'return happines ...

Tags: Media, Asia

06/12/14
Japanese Government Helping J.League

Japan's powerful Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) is supporting the J.League's push to raise its presence in Asia, with financial support for three top-tier football clubs to promote themselves in different countries. Gamba Osaka, Kashiwa Reysol and Kawasaki Frontale are to get up t ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

06/12/14
Japan Sports Chief: Venue Review 'Inevitable'

Japan Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura said Wednesday that a review of the venue plans for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games is "inevitable" in the face of mounting costs, endorsing Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe's decision the previous day to launch it, according to KYODO. Shimomura, head of ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/12/14
HKJC Announces Higher Stake Money

The Hong Kong Jockey Club "announced higher stake money across the board for next season to keep pace with its soaring betting turnover, maintaining its claim as the place with the world's highest prize money per race and setting the tone for future increases," according to Michael Cox of the SOUTH ...

Tags: Finance, China

06/11/14
Japanese Basketball Club To Cut Costs

Japanese National Basketball League side Wakayama Trians is "poised to undergo a complete organizational restructuring," according to Nagatsuka & Odeven of the JAPAN TIMES. As part of this major overhaul, head coach Zeljko Pavlicevic, who guided the Trians to a championship runnerup finish at th ...

Tags: Franchises, Japan

06/11/14
Tokyo 2020 Organizers To Review Plans

Japan's Olympics organizers said Tuesday that "they are reviewing their venue plans for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of concerns over rising costs," according to the AP. Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said that "the overall plan for the venues needs to be revised." Masuzoe said, "We must respond to conce ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/10/14
Laureus Awards To Be Held In China

Laureus Sports Awards Chair Edwin Moses said that the '15 edition of the prestigious award "will be staged in Shanghai, China," according to the PTI. The proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Academy "supports more than 150 community sports projects in 34 countries, including China." The globally ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

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