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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

09/08/15
Populous Wins Competition In South Korea

Populous won a major baseball design competition in South Korea -- the design of upcoming NC Dinos Baseball Park in Changwon City, near Busan, in the south of the country. The 22,000-seat NC Dinos Baseball Park has a construction value of $100M. A key feature of the Populous design is the ...

Tags: Facilities, Asia

09/03/15
EFLI Owner Expects Profits In Two Years

The owner of Elite Football League of India expansion team Navi Mumbai Sabers anticipates a return on his investment within the next couple of years. U.S.-based entrepreneur Donald Thompson expects not only to break even with his American football team but to be profitable in the near future. &ldquo ...

Tags: Franchises, North America, India

09/03/15
Coach Calls Out TV Companies' Demands

India national football team coach Stephen Constantine "has told his bosses to stand up to the dominating television companies if they ever want local football to flourish in the floundering South Asian nation," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Constantine "has seen friendly matches scrappe ...

Tags: Media, India

09/02/15
I-League Faces Loss Of Dempo

Goa's Dempo Sports Club is set to be the "third Indian club to drop out of the 2016 I-League," according to Samindra Kunti of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The All India Football Federation wants a "roadmap to have a single national Indian league in the future" and it looks like the Indian Super Leagu ...

Tags: International Football, India

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