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07/20/15
Abe Pulls Plug On Olympic Stadium Plan

To reduce the estimated construction cost of 252B yen ($2B) and ease growing criticism, Japan PM Shinzo Abe said Friday that "the new National Stadium to be built for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be redesigned from scratch," according to Reiji Yoshida of the JAPAN TIMES. Abe said, "I’ve decide ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

07/17/15
IPL Chair Says League Remains 'Robust'

Indian Premier League Chair Rajeev Shukla said on Thursday that "the controversy-ridden league remains a 'robust' product, insisting that the event will come back stronger with a minimum of eight teams," according to the PTI. Shukla, among a host of questions, "was asked about the future of IPL and ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

07/17/15
Kabaddi League Ropes In 10 Sponsors

Kabaddi "is back on Star Sports and in its second season, the Pro Kabaddi League is bigger and better," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. Star India "has roped in as many as 10 sponsors for the second season, which will be telecast across eight of its channels in five languages." This time around, Sta ...

Tags: Media, India

07/17/15
JSW Shelves Plan To Buy IPL Club

India's JSW Group, an $11B conglomerate with interests "ranging from steel to power," is shelving plans to buy a cricket team in the "lucrative" Indian Premier League, citing the "negative aura" of the corruption-hit competition, according to Shah & Chatterjee of REUTERS. Domestic media had repo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

07/16/15
IOC To Generate Record TV Revenue

The IOC "has already generated as much from the sale of broadcasting rights" for Games in the next Olympic quadrennium, from '17-20, as the $4.1B sum it will receive from this, the movement’s "largest revenue source during the present Olympic cycle culminating with Rio 2016," according to Davi ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe, Asia

07/16/15
BCCI Explores Options For Eight-Team IPL

Stung by the suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from the Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India's top officials are now "working out a contingency plan to ensure that the high-profile league remains an eight-team affair," according to the PTI. The o ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

07/15/15
Arsenal Launches Away Kit In Singapore

Arsenal has launched its new away kit ahead of next season, according to James Whaling of the London DAILY MIRROR. The gold and navy blue strip was "officially unveiled in Singapore," as the Gunners prepare for the new campaign with a preseason tour to the Far East. An "enthusiastic bunch of local s ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom, Asia

07/15/15
Experts Say Snow 'No Problem' For Beijing

Ski industry experts said that snow "won't be a problem for Beijing and co-bidder Zhangjiakou if they are awarded the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics," according to XINHUA. Lack of natural snow was "considered as a challenge for the Beijing 2022 bid." But experts said that "the climate condit ...

Tags: Olympics, China

07/15/15
Criticism Mounts Over Tokyo Stadium

Japan's government "is on the defensive as criticism mounts over the spiralling cost to build the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games," according to the AAP. Newly appointed Olympics Minister Toshiaki Endo acknowledged on Tuesday the latest estimate of 252B yen ($2.04B) represented a "subs ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

07/15/15
Indian Premier League Clubs Suspended

The Indian Premier League "has been thrown into turmoil after a committee appointed by the Supreme Court suspended two of the eight teams after officials were found guilty of illegally betting on matches," according to Atish Patel of the LONDON TIMES. Chennai Super Kings, led by Indian one-day capta ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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