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04/29/16
Rio Expecting More Chinese Investment

The Rio Olympics, which will kick off in 100 days, "expects more Chinese firms to invest and sponsor amid political and economic troubles in Brazil," according to XINHUA. Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes "welcomes more support and investment from China." Paes said, "China has always been a trusted and key par ...

Tags: Olympics, China, Brazil

04/28/16
Now TV Offering Euro 2016, Copa America

Now TV "appears to have struck the latest blow in the battle" over paid-TV football broadcasts with the announcement that it will broadcast Euro 2016, according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. There was speculation LeEco, which was reported to have spent a "staggering" $600M to ...

Tags: Media, China

04/27/16
U.S. Company Brings eSports To India

Elite Sports of India is bringing eSports to the world’s second most populous country this summer. The U.S.-based company has reached an agreement with the Association of Indian Universities to introduce competitive gaming at the university level. ESOI acquired the rights to organize and promo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America, India

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

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