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Chinese Football Clubs Go on Shopping Spree

Chinese football clubs have had "their biggest-spending winter ever, poaching talent from the world’s richest leagues with big-money transfers as they buy into President Xi Jinping’s dream for the country to become a heavyweight in world football," according to Charles Clover of the FINA ...

Tags: Finance, China

Star Sports Gets Sponsors For T20 WC

Indian broadcaster Star Sports has "roped in as many as four" co-presenting sponsors for the T20 World Cup, according to Ashwin Pinto of TELEVISION POST. The sponsors are "Nissan, Airtel, Oppo Mobile and Flipkart." The "associate sponsors are Pepsi, Vimal Pan Masala, Lloyd AC, Raymond, Cricbuzz, MRF ...

Tags: Media, India

J.League Forms Educational Partnership

The J.League has entered into a multi-year educational partnership with the McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The school will supplement one online course a semester for students enrolled in the J.League Human Capital Project. The program, in partn ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan, North America

Feroz Shah Kotla May Lose T20 Matches

New Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground "is in danger of losing its World Twenty20 fixtures" after the Board of Control for Cricket in India moved a match against Sri Lanka away from the venue "due to administrative lapses," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. The Delhi and District Cricket As ...

Tags: Facilities, India

Tokyo Stadium Controversy Here To Stay

When a fresh design for Japan's new National Stadium was chosen, "many believed it would finally put an end to months of chaos over its construction," according to Andrew McKirdy of the JAPAN TIMES. They "were wrong." Amid allegations that the latest design is "remarkably similar" to the original pl ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

SPN India Eyeing 20% Ad Growth

Sony Pictures Networks India is targeting a "strong" 20% ad revenue growth from the Indian Premier League this season, according to TELEVISION POST. Vodafone, which has been with the event from the beginning, "has returned yet again." SPN India President Rohit Gupta said that the goings-on ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

Inter Milan Partners With Le Sports

Inter Milan announced a new partnership with Le Sports (formerly LeTV) in China for the club TV channel, Inter Channel, to be broadcast across mainland China. The two-year deal sees Le Sports become the exclusive broadcast partner for Inter Channel in the territory across all platforms including TV, ...

Tags: Media, China

Belgian Designer Drops Logo Suit

Belgian designer Olivier Debie, who in August filed a plagiarism lawsuit over a Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo by Kenjiro Sano, said that he "will no longer pursue his grievance in court," according to KYODO. Debie said, "After consideration, I prefer to withdraw my complaint. Even if I were to win, the l ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

PyeongChang Rebrands To Avoid Confusion

Related stories: UCLA will host Olympic Village if L.A. wins 2024 bid for Games.   With a one letter shift from lower to upper case, the South Korean venue for the 2018 Winter Olympics, PyeongChang, "hopes to ensure visitors don’t end up flying to the capital of North Kor ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

WBSC Partners With LG

Technology brand LG was selected as the official title sponsor of the World Baseball Softball Confederation Women's Baseball World Cup 2016. The LG WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup 2016 -- the seventh edition of the flagship women's baseball competition -- will be staged in Gijang County, Busan, Sout ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

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