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03/02/16
French Police Widen Corruption Investigation

French prosecutors investigating corruption in world athletics "expanded their remit to include the bidding and voting processes for the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Up to now the investigation into wrongdoing at the IAAF "has led to multip ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan, Brazil

03/02/16
Poll Agency May Block Pacquiao Fight

The Philippines' election commission on Tuesday said that "it may bar local broadcasts of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao's bid to win back the world welterweight title next month because it could give him an unfair advantage over rival candidates in an election a month later," according to Manuel Mogato ...

Tags: Media, Asia

03/01/16
Sina Sports Partners With America's Cup

China's Sina Sports has entered into an official strategic partnership with the America's Cup. The company becomes the official digital media partner of America's Cup in China. The partnership means expanded America's Cup coverage will be made available on Sina Sports, including exclusive interviews ...

Tags: Media, China

03/01/16
Mahindra Seeks Fans' Help To Design Track

Mahindra Racing "asked fans to design the Indian Formula E track in Delhi, following its successful showrun in the country earlier this month," according to Darshan Chokhani of MOTORSPORT. The Indian Formula E squad revealed that it has received a "letter of intent" from the Indian Government which ...

Tags: Franchises, India

03/01/16
Tokyo 2020 Adds Mitsubishi Electric As Partner

Mitsubishi Electric Company is now a Tokyo 2020 official partner, the second domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 sponsorship program. Mitsubishi Electric has been attributed the category "Elevators, Escalators & Moving Walkways." Its addition brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 partners to 28, inc ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

02/29/16
Chinese Showing Interest In Rio Games

An authorized ticket reseller in China revealed that the Zika outbreak in Brazil has not "dampened Chinese enthusiasm for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in the South American country," according to Huang Jingjing of GLOBAL TIMES. Chinese tour operator Caissa Touristic said that since tickets for the ...

Tags: Olympics, China, Brazil

02/29/16
Force India Scores $75M From Diageo

Force India F1 Team Principal Vijay Mallya's loss will be the team's gain, according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. Mallya's "golden goodbye" from the Diageo drinks company will "ensure an injection of crucial sponsorship money for the Formula One team." Reports from India said that Mallya has ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

02/29/16
South Korean Sports Chiefs To Meet IOC

 A government official said that the South Korean sports ministry plans to meet the IOC next week "with two leaders of local sports governing bodies at odds over their merger," according to YONHAP. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Sports "is preparing to send its vice minister Kim Chong, ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

02/26/16
Three Countries Offer To Co-Host AFF Cup

Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore "offered to step in as co-hosts" of the 2016 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup after the Philippines withdrew following a contractual row about the use of the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. A decision on who will join My ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

02/26/16
Pakistan To Participate In World T20

Pakistan on Thursday "gave permission to the country's cricket team to play next month's World T20 in India" after fears it might withdraw due to alleged security threats, according to SUPERSPORT. Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Shaharyar Khan earlier this month "raised doubts over the team's participa ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

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