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08/26/15
IOC Urges Tokyo To Speed Up Construction

A top IOC official "urged Japan on Tuesday to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo's new national stadium for delivery by January 2020, but the Japanese minister in charge of the Games cautioned this may not be possible," according to Mari Yamaguchi of the AP. IOC VP John Coates said that "he ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

08/25/15
BCCI Open To Decision Review Talks

Board of Control for Cricket in India Secretary Anurag Thakur on Sunday said that the national cricket board was open to "revisiting the Decision Review System (DRS) debate and expressed confidence that with the right kind of technology, a modified version of the DRS -- a system to review other mode ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/25/15
Bayern Set To Open Office In Shanghai

Bayern Munich "is pushing ahead with its internationalization plans and will open an office in Shanghai," according to Nils Lehnebach of SPONSORs. Bayern Munich Head of Internationalization & Strategy Jörg Wacker: "We are currently looking at several locations. Our office could open as earl ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe, China

08/24/15
Japan Eyes Keeping Stadium Costs Below $1.3B

Japanese government sources said that it is seeking to keep construction costs of the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics below 160B yen ($1.3B), "after scrapping the initial design because cost estimates had snowballed" to 252B yen ($2B), according to KYODO. But the envisioned ceiling ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

08/20/15
Bach Confident In '18 Games Security

IOC President Thomas Bach "conceded that major sporting events like the 2018 Winter Games will always carry some form of security risk" but said on Wednesday that "he was confident that South Korean authorities would keep athletes safe" in PyeongChang, according to Minwoo Park of REUTERS. Relations ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

08/20/15
BCCI To Retain Suspended IPL Teams

The BCCI working group "is leaning towards recommending that the two suspended IPL franchises, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, be run under new management for the next two years as a stop-gap arrangement," according to Gollapudi & Karhadkar of ESPN CRICINFO. The group "is against repla ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/19/15
Raipur To Host Men's World League Final

The int'l field hockey federation (FIH) said that Chhattisgarh, India will host the men’s Hockey World League Final from Nov. 27-Dec. 6 in its capital city of Raipur, according to the PTI. The event "will be held in the Raipur International Hockey Stadium, which was opened as a dedicated hocke ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

08/19/15
China To End State Funding Of Football

China "is removing the hand of government" from the country's football body and will end its state funding, "a major step in a plan to overhaul the corruption-tainted sport and raise the level of play," according to John Ruwitch of REUTERS. The China Daily reported that the ministry-level General ...

Tags: International Football, China

08/19/15
Bach To Meet 2018 Games Organizers

The PyeongChang 2018 organizing committee said that IOC President Thomas Bach will meet organizers and key sponsors of the 2018 Winter Games on Wednesday "and pay a visit to South Korea President Park Geun-hye to discuss government support for the Games," according to Peter Rutherford of REUTERS. Ba ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

08/18/15
China's PPTV Sport Partners With Ajax TV

China’s online sports streamer PPTV Sports partnered with Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax "to present Ajax TV via its various platforms," according to Pu Yang of YUTANG SPORTS. As part of the deal, the IPTV operator "will provide Chinese supporters with weekly exclusive packages of Ajax TV, includi ...

Tags: Media, China

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