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Baku 2015 Ready For European Games

The European Games, the first major multi-sports event of the continent, is "set to kick off in Azerbaijan's Baku on Friday," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The Azeri capital "has pulled out all the stops as it looks to establish itself as a viable option for international sports events." ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

Almaty Impresses In 2022 Bid Presentation

The race for the 2022 Winter Olympics "may not be as one-sided as many had thought," according to Stephen Wilson of the AP. With Beijing long viewed as the favorite in the two-city contest, the Kazakh bid from Almaty "made a strong showing" with IOC members Tuesday, presenting itself as the ca ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

MERS Fear Overshadows K-League Games

Fears over Middle East Respiratory Syndrome "hit the K-League Classic last weekend, with a drop in attendance" of almost 40% in the six stadiums that hosted the round 15 games, according to Nam Hyun-woo of the KOREA TIMES. The crowd attendances over the past weekend "showed a significant decrea ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

TrueVisions Has EPL In Its Sights

TrueVisions, Thailand's leading pay-TV operator, along with its "arch rival" CTH, is "vying for exclusive rights to the next season of the English Premier League" in a bid to strengthen its position as the top platform for sport, according to Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn of the BANGKOK POST. Broadcasti ...

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BCCI Sacks Officials Linked To Srinivasan

The Board of Control for Cricket in India's new regime continues to "remove officials with links to India Cements," a company owned by former BCCI President N. Srinivasan, according to Devendra Pandey of the INDIAN EXPRESS. The "latest to get the sack" is Team India Logistics Manager M.A. Satheesh, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

India, South Africa Cricket In Talks

Cricket South Africa and the Board of Control for Cricket in India are in talks to finalize details of a "proposed Gandhi-Mandela series, to be played in both countries within the next two years," according to the PTI. CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat announced this during the launch of new kit that the Protea ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India, Africa

Baku '15 To Reach 53M Russian Households

The Baku 2015 European Games signed an agreement with national broadcaster TV Channel Russia granting the network free-to-air and pay-TV rights in the country. The agreement will ensure that 53 million Russian households will have access to coverage of the inaugural event, which will take place fro ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

Beijing: Serious About Anti-Discrimination

A senior official said that Beijing "takes seriously the Olympics anti-discrimination pledge it has signed in its bid to host the 2022 Winter Games" but denied knowledge of a recent crackdown on a prominent anti-discrimination group, according to Adam Rose of REUTERS. The IOC said last year that "i ...

Tags: Olympics, China

Star India Lands Bundesliga Rights

Star India has bagged the exclusive telecast rights to the Bundesliga for the next five seasons, from '15-16 to '19-20, according to INDIAN TELEVISION. Star India has teamed up with DFL Sports Enterprises, the sales entity of the German Football League (DFL), to air the tourney in India, Bangladesh, ...

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Foul-Mouthed Beijing Fans Under Fire

Beijing's city government "launched a campaign to try to clean up the language of fans" at the city's football club, who "are notorious for an aggressive chant at opposing teams and referees," according to Mandy Zuo of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. A task force visited a Beijing Guoan away game thi ...

Tags: International Football, China

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