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South Korea Confirms 2018 Olympic Venue

South Korea's sports ministry said Friday that Bokwang Phoenix Park will be used for the snowboarding and freestyle skiing competitions at the 2018 Winter Olympics after the venue operators and Games organizers "met to hammer out their differences," according to Peter Rutherford of REUTERS. Talks on ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

PRSI Looses Funding Due To Ring Dispute

Related stories: Indonesia Fails To Solve IOC Rings Row Indonesia At Risk Of Losing Asian Games Indonesian national swimming coach Albert Susanto said that an ongoing copyright row between Indonesian sports federations over the use of the Olympic rings symbol "has been s ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

China To Host Professional Boxing Bouts

The Int'l Boxing Federation said that China "is to host first-ever professional boxing bouts," according to XINHUA. Since China "decided to give all commercial events thumb-up last year to promote development of dominant sport industry, IBF China believed that 2015 will be a watershed between two er ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

BCCI Reports Drop In Media Rights Income

The Board of Control for Cricket in India's report for the '13-14 financial year showed a decline in gross media rights income as it dipped from Rs 774.24 crore to Rs 419.38 crore ($66.8M), according to INDIAN TELEVISION. BCCI Honorary Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry blamed a lack of int'l action in Ind ...

Tags: Media, India

Yang-Ho Against Co-Hosting 2018 Games

PyeongChang Organizing Committe President Cho Yang-ho expressed Monday that only a natural disaster could "force South Korea's Pyeongchang to consider sharing Winter Olympics events," according to Sohee Kim of REUTERS. Cho stated that the IOC "had no issues with PyeongChang's preparations" and talk ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

Salvo Sports Apologizes For Sexist Remark

An Indonesian sports apparel manufacturer apologized on Sunday "after coming under attack for printing washing instructions deemed sexist" on the shirt of a local top flight football club, according to Angie Teo of REUTERS. On the inside of the shirt it designed for Indonesia Super League side Pusam ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

Wushu To Bid For Olympic Inclusion

Wushu "will bid again for inclusion in the Olympics and is banking on increased participation in Africa and the Americas" to aid its chances after previously missing out to wrestling, according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. Int'l Wushu Federation (IWUF) Exec VP Anthony Goh said, "We have to undert ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

PyeongChang 2018 Signs MoU With KECO

PyeongChang 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea Environment Corp. "to work together to deliver a carbon neutral Olympics and Paralympics," according to Michael Pavitt of INSIDE THE GAMES. They "are targeting reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating a waste recirculation syste ...

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CSL Opens Season With High Hopes

China's domestic season kicks off this week "with hopes of a resurgence for the beautiful game" after the league joined the world's biggest spenders, according to the AFP. Chinese Super League clubs spent €122.2M ($135M) during the recently closed winter transfer window, almost double last year ...

Tags: International Football, China

Toyota Signs Up For Olympic Sponsorship

Toyota Motor Corp. "will sign a contract later this month for the top-ranked Olympic sponsorship, becoming the first-ever automaker in the world to do so," according to KYODO. Toyota President Akio Toyoda and IOC President Thomas Bach "will attend the signing ceremony to be held on March 13 in Toky ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

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