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08/10/15
Tokyo Stadium To Move To Private Sector

The Japanese government "decided to hand over management of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to the private sector after the event ends," according to NIKKEI. The government "recently scrapped a stadium construction plan amid a public furor over the massive costs." A new plan, to be rele ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

08/07/15
V8 Supercars Target Two Races In Asia

V8 Supercars "is set to revive its international ambitions with two events in Asia by 2017," according to Mark Fogarty of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. In the first step toward gaining a foothold to the north, five leading V8 drivers "will compete in demonstration races at the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Ci ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia, Asia

08/05/15
La Liga Ties Up TV Deals Across Asia

La Liga agreed to "major" TV deals in Asia, according to SOCCEREX. BeIN Media Group "secured the broadcast rights to the league in 18 markets across south-east Asia for the next three years" and will now pitch coverage to networks throughout the region. BeIN Sports "currently distributes the interna ...

Tags: Media, Europe, Asia

08/04/15
Alibaba, Kobe Bryant Team Up

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group "has struck a wide-ranging deal with a new start-up founded" by Kobe Bryant, according to Bien Perez of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Bryant's first project with Alibaba "involves the exclusive release in mainland China of his self-produced video documentary, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

08/04/15
BCCI Clean-Up List Could Include Tendulkar

Seeking to "finally address the problematic issue of conflict of interest in Indian cricket," the Board of Control for Cricket in India "recently wrote to all cricket associations to sign an undertaking on the matter," according to THE INDIAN EXPRESS. Holding the associations to the undertaking, how ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/03/15
Advertisers Move On China Olympics Win

Multinational advertisers in the world’s most populous country did not "waste any time trying to cash in on China’s success" in winning the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, according to Russell Flannery of FORBES. The government-published Shanghai Daily wrote Coca-Cola was quickly ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

08/03/15
Japan Stadium To Open 3 Months Before Games

An official said that Japan's new national stadium "will only be completed three months before the start of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics because of a government decision to order a new design," according to the AFP. IOC VP John Coates, head of a commission monitoring Tokyo's preparations, said the stadium ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

08/03/15
IOC Picks Beijing To Host 2022 Games

Beijing "is to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics -- despite having little natural snow -- and will become the first city to host both the summer and winter games," according to Moore & Shepherd of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The IOC voted 44:40 in favor "of the Chinese capital over its rival, Almaty in Ka ...

Tags: Olympics, China

07/31/15
BCCI Sells Title Rights For $32M

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "has sold the title rights for India's home series for the next four years" -- from October to Sept. '19 -- for Rs 203.28 crore ($31.7M) to ecommerce firm, Paytm, an increase of around 20% compared to last season, according to Amol Karhadkar of ESPN. With In ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

07/31/15
Sonowal: BCCI Accountable To The Public

Asked about his statement in the Indian Parliament that Board of Control for Cricket in India was not a Sports Federation recognized by the government, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, "The Honorable Supreme Court has said that the BCCI is a public body, so the BCCI is accountable to the pub ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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