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01/05/16
Aichi To Bid For 2026 Asian Games

Aichi Prefecture Governor Hideaki Omura said that the region "will bid to host the 2026 Asian Games, with Nagoya expected to be the main venue," according to KYODO. If Aichi lands the 20th edition of the event known as Asiad, "it will be the third time Japan will play host." The Aichi Prefectural Go ...

Tags: CES, Asia, ACC, ING, Japan, GE, Facilities, Rugby

01/05/16
BCCI Considering Use Of Pink Balls

The first ever pink-ball Test match between Australia and New Zealand in November "seems to have opened the doors for pink ball cricket in India as well," with the Board of Control for Cricket in India "thinking about introducing the day-night fare in the Duleep Trophy next season," according to Ash ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

01/05/16
Lodha Committee Proposes BCCI Reforms

The Indian Supreme Court-appointed Lodha panel "recommended on Monday barring ministers and government officials from holding office in the Board of Control for Cricket in India and legalising betting in sweeping measures to clean up the scandal-ridden sports body," according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

01/04/16
Japan To Boost Cyberattack Drills

Japanese government sources on Saturday said that it "plans to increase the number and scale of exercises aimed at countering cyberattacks during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," according to the JAPAN TIMES. The drills, held about six times a year and involving ministry and agency officials, "will be incr ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

01/04/16
Star Sports To Be Title Sponsor Of PBL

Star Sports has signed up as the title sponsor for the Premier Badminton League, which will see the world’s top players "square off in India’s largest badminton tournament," according to THE HINDU. Given the competition’s stature as well as India’s prominence on badminton&rsq ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

01/04/16
BCCI Awaits Lodha Committee Report

Trying to rebuild its "tattered image after a spate of controversies," the Board of Control for Cricket in India "is waiting anxiously for the Justice Lodha Committee's report which is set to recommend a host of reforms for the cricket body on Monday," according to the PTI. While the three-member co ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

12/31/15
Asian Tour Head Into Uncertain Future

The Asian Tour "heads into an uncertain new year with players unhappy with a proposed European Tour merger," according to the AFP. On the fairways and greens "all was well, as Asian players matched their international rivals and made an impression at events across the globe." Off the course, meanwhi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

12/31/15
Chennai Open With A Record 24 Sponsors

A record 24 sponsors and partners "have associated themselves" with the Aircel Chennai Open 2016, which will "mark the 20th year of South Asia's only and India's premier ATP tournament in the tennis capital of India," according to INDIAN SPORTS NEWS. The "bevy of sponsors and partners include new as ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

12/31/15
China Planning To Bid For AFC Asian Cup

Chinese Football Federation said on Wednesday that "China is planning to bid to host the AFC Asian up 2023," according to XINHUA. The tournament will be held in June or July '23 "with a total of 51 matches through 30 days." Twenty-four teams "will be divided into six groups." The winners and ru ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

12/30/15
KT Signs Contract For PyeongChang

KT said Tuesday that the mobile carrier has signed an exclusive contract with an organizing committee of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics "to provide the world's first fifth-generation (5G) network system at the upcoming sports event," according to Lee Min-hyung of the KOREA TIMES. KT is "one of the mo ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

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