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03/26/15
Nomura Joins Tokyo 2020 Sponsors

Nomura Holdings, Inc. "will support the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the only securities firm among top-tier domestic sponsors," according to Takahiko Hyuga of BLOOMBERG. Japan’s biggest brokerage said that the role as a so-called gold partner "allows Nomura to market its support for the summer and ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

03/25/15
IOC Evaluators Visit Beijing 2022 Bid Sites

IOC evaluators "began a five-day inspection tour of Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Tuesday as Chinese organizers fired back at critics of the government's human rights record," according to Christopher Bodeen of the AP. The IOC inspection "is a key test of Beijing's status as a front- ...

Tags: Olympics, China

03/25/15
Female Pundits To Commentate In IPL

The procession of Australians to the Indian Premier League "has been given a twist for the upcoming season, with former Southern Stars players Lisa Sthalekar and Mel Jones hired as TV commentators for the world's biggest Twenty20 competition," according to Jesse Hogan of THE AGE. Jones "has been a m ...

Tags: Media, Australia, India

03/23/15
China Looks For Share In Winter Sports

China's real estate companies are looking forward to having a slice of a "booming winter sports market that followed Beijing's joint bid with neighboring Zhangjiakou for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games," according to XINHUA. The past decade saw China's winter sports market "attract enormous investment ...

Tags: Finance, China, Asia

03/23/15
Winter Games A Spur To Fight Smog

A senior official said that Beijing's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics "will spur the city in its fight against a serious air pollution," putting an overall figure of $7.6B on efforts to tackle the issue, according to Ben Blanchard of REUTERS. Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid Committee spok ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia, China

03/23/15
WTF To Launch Pro Taekwondo League

In the near future, viewers "may be able to enjoy watching professional taekwondo practitioners' fierce battles on television," according to Nam Hyun-woo of the KOREA TIMES. World Taekwondo Federation President Choue Chung-won said that the governing body "is seeking to launch an international pro-t ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

03/23/15
J.League Revenue Climbs In '14

Revenue at the J.League organization grew 6% to 12.3B yen ($101.5M) last season, thanks to higher income from broadcasting, merchandise and expansion to a third division, with stronger growth on the cards for this year. Merchandising income jumped 14%, largely due to a number of big clubs vying for ...

Tags: Finance, Japan

03/23/15
Cobra Energy Drink Partners With Liverpool

Liverpool, which earlier this week announced that "it had added a Malaysian fixture to its 2015 pre-season tour schedule, has announced a further expansion in the south-east Asia region with the launch of a regional partnership with Cobra Energy Drink," which sees the brand become the official energ ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

03/19/15
JX To Sponsor Tokyo 2020

JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corp. "has become the sixth Gold Partner, or a top domestic sponsor, for the for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games," according to Kaz Nagatsuka of the JAPAN TIMES. The contract term "began Wednesday" and will last until Dec. 31, 2020. The company "will also suppo ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

03/19/15
PyeongChang 2018 Seeking Director

The organizers of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games said Tuesday that "they are publicly recruiting talent to direct the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics and the PyeongChang Paralympic Games that follow," according to the KOREA TIMES. The organizers "will select one for the Olympic ce ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

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