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The All India Football Federation, in partnership with FIFA, "will be launching a pilot project for the development of seven state associations." The project will kick off from Kolkata. With India hosting the FIFA 2017 U17 World Cup, the associations that are designated as provisional venues -- Delh ...

Tags: International Football, India

Eastern Becomes HK's First Pro Team

Newly crowned A2 division champion Eastern is "set to shake up the local basketball scene" by devoting HK$10M ($1.3M) to become the first professional team in Hong Kong, according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Unbeaten in the league this season, Eastern, which also has a footb ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

Tokyo Olympics Minister Under Fire

Political groups linked to Toshiaki Endo, the newly appointed minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, "received millions of yen in donations" from execs at a meat producer on the same day in '13, raising questions about their propriety, according to KYODO. If the execs "had used company money ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Tokyo, Japan Talk Cost Sharing

The governor of Tokyo and Japan's Olympics minister agreed Wednesday "to set up a working group to consider how the metropolitan government can share the ballooning costs for building the country's new national stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," according to KYODO. Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe, ...

Tags: Japan, Olympics

Deloitte To Sponsor Asean Para Games

Deloitte "has been appointed as the first official sponsor for this year's Asean Para Games," according to the STRAITS TIMES. The professional services company "has pledged" more than $500,000 in sponsorship to the Para Games, which will be held in Singapore for the first time. It "will also be prov ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

Chinese FA Teams Up With

The Chinese FA signed a deal with to "become the title sponsor of China League One, the second division of football league in China," according to YUTANG SPORTS. The partnership will see, China’s largest classified site, "add its name to China’s second-tier football league, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

India Summons Former IPL Chair In Probe

An officer said that Indian financial investigators have ordered exiled former Indian Premier League Chair Lalit Modi to "return home to be interrogated over allegations of money-laundering linked to a mega TV deal," according to the AFP. The Enforcement Directorate has "issued the summons over ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Sports Hub Pitch Ready For The Best

In a "quiet corner of Singapore" lies a plot of land central to the Sports Hub's attempts to "consign its pitch woes to the past," according to Sanjay Nair of the STRAITS TIMES. The Kranji Sanctuary Golf Course is the site of "rejuvenation and repairs" for the new field at the National Stadium in Ka ...

Tags: Facilities, Asia

Taxation Issue Prohibits Indian GP Return

Vicky Chandhok said that the multi-taxation issues "have to be sorted out for the Indian Grand Prix to return," according to the PTI. Chandhok, a former FMSCI president who worked with both Formula One Management and promoters Jaypee Group in getting the high-profile race to India in '11, said that ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

Japan Approves Tokyo's $2B Olympic Stadium

The Japanese government confirmed that Zaha Hadid Architects' Tokyo Olympic stadium will "start on site in October" and cost £1.3B ($2.1B) to complete, according to Merlin Fulcher of ARCHITECTS JOURNAL. The announcement by Japanese Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura "ends speculation on wh ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

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