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06/10/14
Laureus Awards To Be Held In China

Laureus Sports Awards Chair Edwin Moses said that the '15 edition of the prestigious award "will be staged in Shanghai, China," according to the PTI. The proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Academy "supports more than 150 community sports projects in 34 countries, including China." The globally ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

06/10/14
India To Launch Sports Talent Search

The Indian government on Monday "promised to facilitate development and promotion of sports, particularly rural sports, and said it will launch a National Sports Talent Search System," according to the PTI. President Pranab Mukherjee said that "children and youth of the country need avenues of recre ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

06/10/14
Clubs Thrown Lifeline To Take Part In HKPL

Financially strapped district clubs were "given a lifeline" by the government to participate in the inaugural Hong Kong Premier League with the prospect of increased public funding to HK$3M ($387,000), according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Yuen Long, Tai Po and Wong Tai Sin "all ...

Tags: International Football, China

06/09/14
India Threatened ICC Break Away

India "forced a revamp" of the Int'l Cricket Council by "threatening the world body with forming a breakaway faction," according to the AP. Board of Control for Cricket in India Secretary Sanjay Patel said, “We were criticised and a lot of them did not agree but we told them that if India did ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

06/09/14
Tokyo Divided Over Stadium Plans

As Tokyo prepares to demolish the half-century old stadium that hosted the first Olympics in Asia, "debate is raging over whether the colossal, futuristic replacement planned for the 2020 Games will help revitalise or indelibly mar Japan's famous capital," according to Elaine Kurtenbach of the AP. T ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/09/14
IOA President: We Need To Change

The Indian Olympic Association "is keen to instil a sense of commitment amongst all National Sports Federations," according to THE HINDU. IOA President N. Ramachandran said that "it was high time to ensure transparency and greater accountability in the functioning of the NSFs." Ramachandran: "We nee ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

06/06/14
Developer Plans $9.7B Olympic Project

Japan developer Mori Building Co. "plans projects in central Tokyo" worth an estimated $9.7B with partners as the city prepares for the 2020 Olympics, according to Chu & Kuwako of BLOOMBERG. Mori President/CEO Shingo Tsuji said that Mori "plans to develop about 10 projects" over the next decade ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

06/06/14
MSM Launches LIVSports Ad Campaign

Multi Screen Media "launched an integrated marketing campaign for its newly launched digital sports entertainment brand" -- LIV Sports, according to INDIAN TELEVISION. The campaign "aims at creating awareness about LIV Sports" and positioning it as a premier action and digital sports entertainm ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

06/05/14
World Cup A Boon For Exporters

The FIFA World Cup has come as "a big boon" for Bangladesh's ready-made dress makers who landed about $1B in export orders "to sew clothing for fans," according to XINHUA. Bangladesh garment makers said that they "have made millions of pieces of soccer jerseys, T-shirts, flags and hats for fans of a ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Middle East, Asia

06/05/14
Former Footballer Launches Academy

Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher on Tuesday inaugurated an int'l football academy in Pune, India, according to the PTI. The Liverpool FC-DSK Shivajians int'l football academy is a "sprawling state-of-the-art residential school." Carragher: "I was at Liverpool’s academy for six years bef ...

Tags: Facilities, India

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