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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

02/25/16
CSL Officials Seeking PL Advice

Chinese Super League chiefs have "approached England’s top clubs for help in their bid to transform the cash-rich division into a world force," according to Sami Mokbel of the London DAILY MAIL. A number of Europe’s high-profile footballers have "moved to the Far East in recent weeks, at ...

Tags: International Football, China

02/25/16
Populous To Consult On Indian Stadium

Populous -- the architects behind the London 2012 Olympic Stadium -- is consulting on the design of a new football stadium in Pune as Indian football "attempts to scale up," according to Matthew Campelli of LEISURE MANAGEMENT. Libero Sport Business Dir Neel Shah revealed that the studio was working ...

Tags: Facilities, India

02/24/16
RWC Head Pledges Faith In Japan 2019

The head of the Rugby World Cup "is confident" that Japan can make the first tournament to be held in Asia "a success," according to Andrew McKirdy of the JAPAN TIMES. A Rugby World Cup delegation including RWC Head Alan Gilpin spent a week "liaising with Japan 2019 organizers, four months after the ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan

02/24/16
Eriksson Says China Will Win World Cup

Former England Manager Sven-Göran Eriksson claimed that China could lift the World Cup within a decade, as Chinese President Xi Jinping "pushes on with his football revolution," according to Tom Phillips of the London GUARDIAN. Construction work "has begun on thousands of football academie ...

Tags: International Football, China

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