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06/26/15
HKFA To Receive $13M Jockey Club Boost

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is set to inject HK$100M ($12.9M) as part of the FA's new five-year plan, but professional clubs "won't get a slice of the pie," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Local football is about to "receive a hefty cash injection to help implement" the ...

Tags: Finance, China

06/25/15
Chinese Women's Team Receives Bonus

China will "reward its women's football team with the 'highest ever' bonus" after qualifying for the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Canada, according to Nimfa May Idea of YIBADA. Chinese FA VP Yu Hongchen said that the players will "receive a whopping" 1M yuan ($160,000). The move was "created to ...

Tags: International Football, China

06/25/15
Japan To Keep Stadium Design

Japan has decided to push ahead with the construction of a "controversial and costly main showpiece venue" for the 2020 Olympics, despite "stringent criticism" from architects, according to the AFP. The sports ministry has reached a deal with two construction firms to build the new national sta ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

06/24/15
MSM To Acquire Serie A Telecast Rights

Serie A, which was jointly aired by Star India's Star Sports and Zee Entertainment Enterprises' Ten Sports so far, is all "set to change airwaves in India," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. Sources close to the development said that the asset is "no longer associated with Star Sports and Ten Spo ...

Tags: Media, India

06/24/15
BeIN In Advanced Talks With Digiturk

Two sources said that Qatar-owned broadcaster beIN Sports "is in advanced talks to buy Turkey’s biggest pay-TV platform Digiturk," according to Ersoy & Nair of BLOOMBERG. Sources said that a deal with beIN Sports "may be signed within weeks." They added that the Qatari group "may pay as ...

Tags: Media, Asia, Europe

06/24/15
Almaty Battles Perceptions In 2022 Bid

The execs in charge of bringing the 2022 Winter Olympics to Almaty, Kazakhstan "are far more serious" than the last time a former Soviet republic from Central Asia bid to host an Olympics in '92, when "the entire thing was considered a joke," according to Sam Borden of the N.Y. TIMES. They do n ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

06/24/15
IOA President Demands $2M Defamation Notice

Indian Olympic Association President N. Ramachandran has "slapped a defamation notice" on Hockey India President Narinder Batra by demanding Rs 10 crore ($1.6M) for allegedly "damaging his reputation by his bribery allegations," even as Batra "dared the IOA boss to sue him in a court of law," accord ...

Tags: Olympics, India

06/23/15
BCCI Invites Tenders For '15-19

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "published an invitation to tender" for the title sponsorship relating to the BCCI home series and tournaments -- both int'l and domestic -- for the '15-16, '16-17, '17-18 and '18-19 seasons, according to INDIAN TELEVISION. The rights on offer "include spons ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

06/23/15
Tokyo Shortlists Baseball, Softball, Karate

Tokyo "has shortlisted baseball, softball and karate among nine additional candidate events for the 2020 Olympics in Japan’s capital," according to Isabel Reynolds of BLOOMBERG. Bowling, roller sports, climbing, squash, surfing and wushu "were also listed" Monday by the Tokyo 2020 Additional E ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/22/15
JFA Denies Buying CONMEBOL Support

A senior official of the Japan FA "denied allegations that it paid" $1.5M to the sport’s South American confederation for supporting its co-hosting of the 2002 World Cup, according to the AFP. JFA Honorary President Junji Ogura said, "It’s impossible." On Friday, Spanish sports daily Dia ...

Tags: International Football, Japan

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