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10/18/16
Investors Take Over Birmingham City

The new Chinese owners of League Championship side Birmingham City "have vowed to take the English club 'from strength to strength' after becoming the latest Asian group to invest in European football," according to Paul McClean of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Trillion Trophy Asia, a group controlled by Hon ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom, China

10/18/16
Star Plus, BCCI Team Up For Campaign

Star India "has launched a new brand campaign for its flagship general entertainment channel Star Plus" featuring three leading cricket players from Team India, according to Urvi Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Titled Nayi Soch, the campaign "includes three brand films," featuring Team Ind ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

10/18/16
BCCI Says States Need More Time

Drawing "continuous flak" from the Indian Supreme Court for not implementing the Lodha Committee recommendations, Board of Control for Cricket in India President Anurag Thakur on Monday said that the State units were "currently confused about some of the suggestions and needed more clarity before co ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

10/18/16
Twitter To Bid For IPL Digital Rights

Twitter is bidding for the digital rights for the Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s marquee event, "joining a raft of corporate heavyweights from broadcasters to telecom behemoths," according to Gaurav Laghate of the ECONOMIC TIMES. Twitter India Sports Partner ...

Tags: Media, India

10/18/16
IOC President To Meet Tokyo Governor

The Tokyo government announced that Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and IOC President Thomas Bach "will meet on Tuesday afternoon," according to KYODO. The meeting, to be held at the metropolitan building, "will also be attended by John Coates, head of the IOC's Coordination Commission for the ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/17/16
Tokyo Governor Visits Alternative Site

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Saturday visited a boat race course in Miyagi Prefecture, a facility that has "emerged as an alternative venue for the rowing/canoe sprint events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics," according to KYODO. Koike said, "I will consider venues based on this vis ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/14/16
Ishinomaki Bidding To Host Torch Relay

A city "devastated by killer tsunami that struck northeastern Japan" in March '11 is "hoping to be the starting point of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay," according to KYODO. On Thursday, Ishinomaki Mayor Hiroshi Kameyama visited Tamayo Marukawa, minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympics and Paral ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/14/16
ATP Fines Kyrgios $16,500

Nick Kyrgios has "escaped suspension," but was fined $16,500 for "three code of conduct breaches after an on-site ATP investigation" into his second-round loss to Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, according to Linda Pearce of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. A $10,000 portion of the fine is for ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

10/13/16
Nick Kyrgios Throws Match

Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios "could find himself in trouble with the ATP after appearing to throw away his match against Mischa Zverev at the Shanghai Masters with a series of half-hearted serves," according to the LONDON TIMES. Kyrgios "put in minimal effort during his service games agains ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia, China

10/13/16
IOC Confident On Free Internet In 2022

The IOC is "confident China will guarantee uncensored internet" when it hosts the 2022 Winter Games, a senior IOC official said on Wednesday, though China has "given no details about how its pledge will work," according to Michael Martina of REUTERS. China "keeps a tight rein on the internet."& ...

Tags: Olympics, China

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