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08/20/14
Bach Wants To Use YOG As Test Model

IOC President Thomas Bach said that the IOC "wants to use the current Youth Olympic Games as a test model for a more sustainable approach to future Games' bidding processes and operations," according to Sun Xiaochen of the CHINA DAILY. Given the scale and cost of major sporting events, hosting the O ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

08/20/14
Nimbus Ruling A Setback For BCCI

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India broadcaster Nimbus has been awarded a favorable judgement "in an on-going arbitration case between the two estranged parties," according to Vijay Tagore of the MUMBAI MIRROR. Justice V.C. Daga "is believed to have told the board that its stand on the OB ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/20/14
Sports Hub Turf To Undergo Improvements

The playing surface of the National Stadium, "the crown jewel" of the $1.33B Singapore Sports Hub, "will be given special attention," according to Chua Siang Yee of the STRAITS TIMES. The field of the 55,000-seat stadium "was the target of criticism for its sandy patches" during a friendly betwee ...

Tags: Facilities, Asia

08/19/14
ISL Unveils 49-Player List For Int'l Draft

The IMG Reliance and Star India-promoted football tournament, the Indian Super League, has finalized the 49 int'l players "for the inaugural season," according to the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. The league has managed to rope in players like Bojan Djordjic from Sweden who has played for ManU in th ...

Tags: International Football, India

08/18/14
Samsung, IOC Extend Deal Until 2020

Samsung Electronics "struck a deal" with the IOC on Sunday to "officially sponsor the Olympic Games until 2020," according to the KOREA HERALD. Under the deal, Samsung "will sponsor South Korea's PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018 and the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 by supplying a wide range of dev ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

08/18/14
Srinivasan Cannot Head BCCI Until Cleared

India's Supreme Court said that N. Srinivasan cannot head the Board of Control for Cricket in India until "he comes out clean in a probe conducted against him and 12 others," including India-capped cricketers, whose names have been mentioned by Justice Mudgal Committee's report in the Indian Premier ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/18/14
HKO Organizers Continue Sponsor Search

The announcement of the return of Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez, "loudly heralded" by organizers this week, "overshadowed the fact that Hong Kong's oldest professional sporting event," the Hong Kong Open, has still not been able to attract a corporate sponsor, leaving its financial future on "shaky ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

08/15/14
Online Channels In China Tap Into EPL

English Premier League fans on the Chinese mainland "are getting the added options of watching the games online," according to Ma Yue of the SHANGHAI DAILY. Beijing-based Supersports has the rights until the '18-19 season and reportedly paid more than 1B yuan ($162.5M) "for the exclusive mainland de ...

Tags: Media, China

08/15/14
Plans Announced For Chinese AFL

Plans to form the Chinese American Football League, a new initiative to bring pro indoor football to major Chinese cities, were formally announced on Thursday. Arena Football League Philadelphia Soul Owner Marty Judge, who says he has two offices already opened in China with 30 employees, is spearhe ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

08/15/14
Olympic Notes

Nigeria and Sierra Leone "have both withdrawn from the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing because of the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa." West African countries "have been under pressure from Chinese authorities." Nigeria "has withdrawn in protest at how it's been treated in China" ( NEWSTALK ZB, 8/1 ...

Tags: GE, ING, Africa, China, Asia, India

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