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04/27/16
Tokyo 2020 In Talks With Jingu Officials

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organizing Committee on Tuesday "met for the first time with relevant authorities of Jingu Stadium to discuss the six-month closure of Japan’s second-oldest pro baseball stadium," according to KYODO. Olympic organizers met with Meiji Jingu Gaien, which manages the roofl ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

04/27/16
Cambodia Unveils Plan For Asian Games

The Council of Ministers led by Cambodia PM Hun Sen "approved the official master plan to host the 2023 South East Asian Games, setting in motion a massive organisational commitment to stage the biggest multi-discipline sporting event the Kingdom has ever seen," according to H.S. Manjunath of the PH ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

04/27/16
Chinese Court Hears 'Jumpman' Lawsuit

China's highest court on Tuesday "tried the trademark case lodged by U.S. basketball legend Michael Jordan against a Chinese sportswear firm," according to XINHUA. Tuesday's trial "featured the court investigation, debates and final statements." A verdict "has not yet been made." Jordan, who retired ...

Tags: Finance, China

04/26/16
Edelweiss Group Partners With IOA

Diversified financial services firm Edelweiss Group has been chosen by the Indian Olympics Association "as the principal sponsor for the Indian contingent at the upcoming Rio Olympics in August this year," according to K.R. Srivats of THE HINDU. The IOA announced that Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance ...

Tags: Olympics, India, Brazil

04/26/16
Tokyo 2020 Unveils New Logo

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers on Monday chose logo A -- a stark indigo-and-white checkered circle -- as the Games’ "replacement emblem after the original design was scrapped last year amid claims of plagiarism," according to Andrew McKirdy of the JAPAN TIMES. The Tokyo 2020 Logo Selection Com ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

04/26/16
BCCI Waives Off West Indies Fine

Board of Control for Cricket in India President Shashank Manohar stated that the board "decided to waive off the financial penalty" of $42M that was imposed on the West Indies Cricket Board for pulling out midway through its '14 series against India, according to the PTI. Manohar also said that ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

04/25/16
Thai Owner Says Leicester An Inspiration

Leicester City’s Thai Vice Chair Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha insisted that "there was no secret" to the club's "miraculous rise", according to the AFP. Hundreds of blue-shirted Thai fans "watched Leicester’s 4-0 win over Swansea City liv ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom, Asia

04/25/16
WADA Suspends Beijing Anti-Doping Lab

WADA suspended the accreditation of Beijing's National Anti-Doping laboratory on Thursday, "weeks after launching a probe into drugs allegations in Chinese swimming," according to Brenda Goh of REUTERS. The laboratory, suspended for a maximum of four months, "has 21 days to appeal the decision ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

04/25/16
J.League, A-League Signing MoU

J.League Managing Dir Daisuke Nakanishi will sign a formal partnership with the A-League "to develop concepts, exchange expertise and strengthen ties," according to Michael Cockerill of THE AGE. Last season, for the first time, the J.League "ran a finals series, and now Nakanishi is hooked." Fo ...

Tags: International Football, Australia, Japan

04/25/16
Wuhan Double Purchases Nice Int'l Sports

Chinese company Wuhan Double Co. Ltd. has announced it purchased 100% of sports agency Nice Int'l Sports Ltd. at a cost of €39.5M ($44M), according to the GB TIMES. The deal will also see two subsidiaries owned by Nice Int'l, Media Base Sports Spain and Media Base Sports UK, "come under the own ...

Tags: China, Finance

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