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10/06/15
WBSC Hopes To Add More Teams

The World Baseball Softball Confederation wants to have more than 12 teams participating in the 2020 Tokyo Games. Japanese organizers included baseball and softball on their list of five sports to be added to the Olympic program for '20. The reason why local organizers capped the number of teams at ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe, Japan, North America

10/06/15
ISL Clubs Sign Sponsors

Indian Super League side FC Goa "signed a five-year deal with FC Prime Markets," to become its principal sponsor, according to SOCCEREX. The deal will see the Australian-based financial service provider, headquartered in Dubai, "support the side as its main shirt sponsor, while the team has also sec ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

10/06/15
China To Stage Gothia Cup

With one eye on "perhaps hosting a future World Cup," China "is set to switch its focus from expensive foreign imports to the stars of the future by staging its own version of the Gothia Cup, the world-famous Swedish youth tournament," according to REUTERS. Expected to be launched later in October, ...

Tags: International Football, China

10/06/15
BCCI To Decide On Srinivasan Ban

The Indian Supreme Court on Monday declined to interfere with the Board of Control for Cricket in India's view to bar N. Srinivasan from taking part in any of its meetings, saying that the BCCI "was free to stick to its stand that he suffered from conflict of interest so long as a court of law upset ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/06/15
Japan Super Rugby Team Named

The Japanese Super Rugby franchise "is officially in the competition," according to the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. The team "will be known as the Sunwolves after an engagement with fans from all over the world to help devise an identity." Interim ...

Tags: Franchises, Japan

10/02/15
Japan To Allow Test Of Self-Driving Taxis

Japan "will allow tests of self-driving taxis on public roads with passengers from next year as the country readies itself to showcase the technology by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," according to Jie Ma of BLOOMBERG. The government "will work with the Japanese social media and gaming company DeNA Co. to ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/01/15
Srinivasan Denied Entry To Meeting

The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday denied former Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan legroom for a comeback to BCCI management by dismissing the board's plea for review of its Jan. 22 order "disqualifying persons with commercial interest in cricket from being part of the a ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

09/30/15
Ronaldo To Open 30 Schools In China

Former Brazilian footballer Ronaldo "will open 30 football schools in China," the three-time FIFA World Player of the Year said on Tuesday, as China continues with "ambitious reforms aimed at making themselves world beaters," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Xinhua news reported the franchi ...

Tags: International Football, China

09/30/15
PyeongChang 2018 Partners With SK Group

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games signed an official domestic sponsorship agreement with SK Group. Under the agreement, SK Group will become an official partner for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for the "semiconductors an ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

09/29/15
Tokyo 2020 Wants Five New Sports

Leagues and governing federations of the five new possible Olympic sports were quick to cheer the Tokyo Olympic committee’s proposal to expand the 2020 Olympic program, though final decisions will not be made until next August. Tokyo organizers on Monday proposed 18 new med ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

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