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ANA, JAL Partner With Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee announced All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. and Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. as the first Tokyo 2020 official partners, the second domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme. The two companies have been jointly attributed the category "passenger air transportati ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Federations Submit Tokyo 2020 Applications

The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee received applications from 26 IOC-recognized Int'l Federations proposing events to be considered for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 games. The applicant IFs were revealed at a press conference following a Tokyo 2020 Exec Board meeting. The Tokyo 2020 Additional Event ...

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Hankook Renews With Europa League

Hankook Tires has renewed its sponsorship deal with the UEFA Europa League, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. The South Korean tire brand will remain an official partner of Europe’s second highest club football competition for another three years until ’18. At one time du ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, Asia

Baseball, Softball Apply For Tokyo 2020 Inclusion; Tibetans Prote ...

Baseball and softball officially applied for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Thursday as they "look to earn back their spot in the Games they lost" after '08, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The two sports, united under the World Baseball Softball Confederation to "boost their ...

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Star India Maintains PKL Title Sponsorship

Star India -- the Pro Kabaddi League's majority stakeholder -- retained its title sponsorship of the league for its second season and committed to "put in an additional" Rs 70 crore ($11M) to "help the franchise grow," according to Saransh Gehlot of SPORTSKEEDA. Star India COO Sanjay Gupta said that ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

Gilpin Confident In Tokyo Rugby Stadium

Rugby World Cup Head Alan Gilpin said that he was "confident Tokyo's new national stadium would be ready for Rugby World Cup 2019," according to KYODO. Just 100 days before the start of Rugby World Cup 2015, Gilpin said that he "understood ongoing media speculation about whether the new stadium ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

Baku 2015 Ready For European Games

The European Games, the first major multi-sports event of the continent, is "set to kick off in Azerbaijan's Baku on Friday," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The Azeri capital "has pulled out all the stops as it looks to establish itself as a viable option for international sports events." ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

Almaty Impresses In 2022 Bid Presentation

The race for the 2022 Winter Olympics "may not be as one-sided as many had thought," according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. With Beijing long viewed as the favorite in the two-city contest, the Kazakh bid from Almaty "made a strong showing" with IOC members Tuesday, presenting itself as the ca ...

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MERS Fear Overshadows K-League Games

Fears over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome "hit the K-League Classic last weekend, with a drop in attendance" of almost 40% in the six stadiums that hosted the round 15 games, according to Nam Hyun-woo of the KOREA TIMES. The crowd attendances over the past weekend "showed a significant decrea ...

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TrueVisions Has EPL In Its Sights

TrueVisions, Thailand's leading pay-TV operator, along with its "arch rival" CTH, is "vying for exclusive rights to the next season of the English Premier League" in a bid to strengthen its position as the top platform for sport, according to Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn of the BANGKOK POST. Broadcasti ...

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