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05/02/14
IOC Pleased With PyeongChang 2018 Prep

PyeongChang's preparations for the 2018 Winter Games "got a thumbs up" from the IOC on Thursday, "a stark contrast to ongoing concerns over Rio de Janeiro's tardy progress for the 2016 summer Games," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. An IOC coordination commission inspected Olympic villages ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

05/01/14
BAC Sees 80% Increase In Broadcasts

The Badminton Asia Confederation secured the highest number of broadcast deals across Asia for the region's premium int'l tournament, the Badminton Asia Championships 2014. The broadcast saw an increase of 80% over '13 in the numbers of platforms covering the event, which also saw the event being br ...

Tags: Media, Asia

05/01/14
Great Eastern Partners With Sports Hub

Insurance group Great Eastern was named "the official insurance partner" of the Singapore Sports Hub, according to Chan U-Gene of the STRAITS TIMES. Great Eastern's announcement "follows that of parent group OCBC Bank's sponsorship" as the Sports Hub's exclusive premier founding partner. The local b ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

05/01/14
Astro To Offer Multiple Platforms For WC

Astro, Malaysia's official local broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup since '98, is "offering matches on multiple platforms," according to THE STAR. Astro is offering a suite of options via its “Watch, Play, Read and Listen” platforms. Fans can try out Astro’s football predictor app, ...

Tags: Media, Asia

04/30/14
BCCI Optimistic About Bilateral Series

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "is optimistic about the resumption of India-Pakistan cricketing ties in a neutral venue such as the UAE, but is in no position to put a date on this happening," according to Ahad Awan of PAKISTAN TODAY. Indian Premier League Chair Ranjib Biswal said, "We ha ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

04/29/14
Sports Hub To Host FINA Event

The Singapore Sports Hub will host a Int'l Swimming Federation (FINA)-sponsored Diving Grand Prix at the OCBC Aquatic Centre from Oct 17-19, according to Chua Siang Yee of THE STRAITS TIMES. Singapore is "the penultimate destination of the eight-city competition," which ends in Malaysia on Oct 26. S ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

04/28/14
MMA Trio Caught In Firing Lane

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Nike "appear to be grappling with each other" over a world tour involving three of MMA's "biggest names," according to Sanjay Nair of the STRAITS TIMES. Jon Jones, Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre "are expected to be part of the Nike-sponsored Fighters Worl ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

04/28/14
KBO Surpasses 1 Million Fans

Officials said that the Korea Baseball Organization "has surpassed the 1 million mark in attendance this year at its third-fastest rate," according to YONHAP. The KBO's nine clubs "have drawn 1.02 million fans in 83 games." It is "the third-fewest number of games that the KBO took to reach the 1 mil ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

04/28/14
PCB Revamp Will End Department Cricket

The Pakistan Cricket Board "is developing an extensive plan to restructure domestic cricket that will see the end of department teams, who will be invited to participate in the functioning of regional teams," according to Ahad Awan of PAKISTAN TODAY. The proposal, generated by PCB Dir of Game Develo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

04/28/14
NBA Yao School Launches More Camps

The NBA Yao School will launch youth summer camps in Beijing from July 14 through Aug. 23. NBA players will visit the camps at Wukesong Hi-Park and No. 3 Middle School to teach basketball technique. The first program of the NBA Yao School was launched in February at Wukesong Hi-Park. Yao Ming said, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

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