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08/19/15
Bach To Meet 2018 Games Organizers

The PyeongChang 2018 organizing committee said that IOC President Thomas Bach will meet organizers and key sponsors of the 2018 Winter Games on Wednesday "and pay a visit to South Korea President Park Geun-hye to discuss government support for the Games," according to Peter Rutherford of REUTERS. Ba ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

08/18/15
China's PPTV Sport Partners With Ajax TV

China’s online sports streamer PPTV Sports partnered with Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax "to present Ajax TV via its various platforms," according to Pu Yang of YUTANG SPORTS. As part of the deal, the IPTV operator "will provide Chinese supporters with weekly exclusive packages of Ajax TV, includi ...

Tags: Media, China

08/14/15
Hangin' With ... Kurt Warner

KURT WARNER is a former Super Bowl MVP and an early investor in the Elite Football League of India. The subcontinent's first and only professional American football league made its debut in '12 and is scheduled to kick off its second season this November. As a league investor, Warner has followed ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, North America, India

08/14/15
Judge Hits Out At Move To Drop ZHA

Richard Rogers "has hit out at the move to drop Zaha Hadid Architects" from the £1.3B ($2B) Tokyo Olympic Stadium, according to Laura Mack of ARCHITECTS JOURNAL. Rogers, "who judged the original contest which handed the stadium design to Zaha Hadid Architects, expressed his concern" after Japa ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

08/12/15
Tencent, Sina Share UEFA Rights In China

Chinese online streaming services Tencent Sports and Sina Sports "have both claimed the rights to broadcast matches from the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League in the country" until '18, according to SOCCEREX. Tencent's deal "will see them live stream 146 Champions League and 205 Europ ...

Tags: Media, China

08/12/15
Emails Unveil Commentator Remuneration

Emails exchanged between Board of Control for Cricket in India officials have "shed light on how top cricket officials decided the remuneration of commentators" and even pulled up the chief of the board's production unit "when he objected to the contract details of an expert on the commentary panel, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/10/15
FIBA Officially Lifts Ban On JBA

The Japanese Basketball Association, which "had been suspended by FIBA since late last year, was unofficially readmitted to the international basketball fold in June," according to Kaz Nagatsuka of the JAPAN TIMES. On Sunday, JBA President Saburo Kawabuchi announced that the lifting of the suspensio ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

08/10/15
Dalian Wanda In Talks To Buy Ironman

A person familiar with the matter said that Chinese property and investment firm Dalian Wanda Group "is in exclusive talks to acquire World Triathlon Corp, the U.S. owner of the popular Ironman Triathlon franchise, for more than $850 million," according to Liana Baker of REUTERS. The potential deal ...

Tags: Finance, China

08/10/15
BCCI May Terminate IPL Sides CSK, RR

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "is working on the possible scenario" of terminating contracts with Indian Premier League sides Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, bringing out a tender for two new franchises, appealing in court against the Kochi Tuskers arbitration and ruling out al ...

Tags: Franchises, India

08/10/15
China Wins 2019 FIBA Basketball WC Bid

China will host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, "marking the first time that the game will come to China," according to XINHUA. The decision "was made by the federation's Central Board after both candidates -- China and the Philippines, submitted their bids and each gave presentations during th ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

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