More Stories

Chinese Football Coaches Visit France

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese government agreed to a Franco-Chinese football coach training program that began in September and will end Dec. 9, according to Didier Arnaud of LIBERATION. Since Sept. 15, there have been “240 Chinese football coaches in France studying t ...

Tags: Europe, International Football, China

PSL Collects Sponsors, Broadcasters, Owners

The Pakistan Cricket board announced the Pakistan Super League's commercial rights franchises, title sponsorship, and broadcast have been sold. Franchise rights have been sold for $93M. With Quetta, Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad set for the first edition of the league, franchise rights wer ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

Tokyo, Government Reach Stadium Deal

After months of dispute over the cost of the main stadium for the 2020 Olympics, the central and metropolitan governments "reached a deal Tuesday in which Tokyo will shoulder" 39.5B yen ($321M) of the estimated 158.1B yen ($1.2B) construction cost, according to Shusuke Murai of the JAPAN TIMES. Foll ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Wanda Group Wants Annual Income Over $10B

China-based Wanda Group proposes to build the "world’s most profitable sports company," according to GULF TODAY. Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin is planning to build the sports company as China "gears up to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games." Wang, who heads the country’s largest real ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

BCCI Closes Tenders For New IPL Teams

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday "closed its tendering process to find two new teams for the next two seasons of the Indian Premier League," according to the PTI. The new teams will replace Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, which are serving two-year suspensions each. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Shirt Snub Causes Controversy In China

Chinese AFC Champions League side Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao sponsor Dongfeng Nissan is "suing the club for changing shirt sponsors during last Saturday's victorious AFC Champions League final against UAE’s Al Ahli," according to ASIA SPONSORSHIP NEWS. Instead of promoting a model of Dongfeng ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

Tokyo To Foot At Least $33M Of Stadium Bill

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is reportedly "likely to agree to shoulder more than" 40B yen ($33M) of the 155B yen ($1.3B) price tag for the new National Stadium, according to the JAPAN TIMES. Final talks "are underway to spell out the metro government’s share of the costs." The stadium, w ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

SANZAR CEO Says Sunwolves Will Play in '16

New SANZAR CEO Andy Marinos said that he is 100% "certain new Japanese team the Sunwolves will be able to field a team" in '16's expanded Super Rugby competition, according to Christy Doran of FOX SPORTS. The Sunwolves are "yet to announce a head coach and a playing roster." Marinos, who previously ...

Tags: Franchises, Japan

Increased Security Part Of Japan Olympics Plan

In a basic plan that also included medal goals, the Japanese government said that Japan "plans to ramp up security and counterterrorism measures in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in the wake of the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks," according to KYODO. Japan PM Shinzo Abe said, "We ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Time Running Out For Japanese Team

The Japanese Super Rugby team has "a name, but no coach," according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. Nor "have they revealed any of the names of the players they have purportedly signed." Yet, in just over three months the Japanese Sunwolves will enter the expanded 18-team Super Rugby competit ...

Tags: Franchises, Asia

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug