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06/30/14
Chinese DTM Race Won't Go As Planned

The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "will not run its second to last race as planned on a city course in Guangzhou," according to the SID. The ninth round of the '14 season was supposed to take place at a city circuit in the south Chinese city on Sept. 28. However, it turned out that construct ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Europe, China

06/30/14
ICC Board Concludes Melbourne Meeting

The Int'l Cricket Council presented various reports as it concluded its annual conference week in Melbourne last week. The ICC board reported that it made progres on the Future Tours Program, which has been extended through '23. The ICC Development Committee has also been reconstituted to emphasize ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

06/30/14
Singapore To Stage WTA Championships

The Women’s Tennis Association’s season-ending championships "will move to Singapore in October for at least the next five years, and WTA Founder Billie Jean King will be the event’s official ambassador," according to the AP. The WTA said on Sunday that "the expanded WTA Finals to ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

06/30/14
IOC Urges 'Sustainable' Tokyo Games

IOC VP John Coates "has urged Tokyo to ensure plans for the 2020 Summer Games avoid wasteful construction and welcomed talk of reviewing or possibly scaling back venues," according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. Japanese officials, led by Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe, said "earlier this month that risi ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/27/14
Srinivasan Takes Over As ICC Chairman

Suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan was confirmed as Int'l Cricket Council chairman in Melbourne on Thursday, giving the 69-year-old industrialist "the most powerful role in the governing body's restructured organisation," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India, Australia, Europe

06/27/14
Pakistan's ICC Revenue To Grow

Pakistan has been elevated to the status of the "fourth big power after India, England and Australia in terms of the percentage of revenue to be received" from the Int'l Cricket Council in the next eight years from "broadcasting and other rights on ICC fixtures," according to GULF NEWS. The Pakistan ...

Tags: Finance, India

06/26/14
IOC, Tokyo Review Venue Plans

The IOC and the 2020 Tokyo Games organizers "opened their first on-site meeting on Wednesday to check preparations for the event amid disquiet over soaring costs for some of the venues," according to the AFP. The 16-member IOC coordination commission for the 2020 Summer Olympics "was to hold talks w ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/26/14
Tencent Profits From World Cup

Although its advertising revenue during the World Cup period cannot match the 1.5B yuan ($242M) of state broadcaster CCTV, Chinese Internet company Tencent earned about a third of the 700M yuan ($112M) "in revenue generated from advertising placed on Internet video sites for the tournament," accordi ...

Tags: Media, China

06/26/14
SEA Games Secures NTUC As Sponsor

Singapore's Southeast Asian Games organizing committee "has secured its first Tier One sponsor" for the '15 event, according to Fabius Chen of the STRAITS TIMES. In an announcement made Tuesday afternoon at FairPrice Xtra@Nex, the supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice and FairPrice Foundation "were confi ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

06/25/14
Ten Sports Extends UEFA Broadcast Deal

South Asia broadcaster Ten Sports "has extended the broadcast rights for the premium football competitions: UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for the next cycle of three seasons" starting with the '15-16 season, according to INDIAN TELEVISION. The new deal covers exclusive HD broadcast ri ...

Tags: Media, India

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