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Olympic Venue Will Be Ready In 2018

The Int'l Ski Federation (FIS) has “no doubt” that the downhill venue for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics will be ready in time to host a test event in February "despite massive construction delays," according to the AP. FIS said Friday that "the Austrian manufacturer who is building the g ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

FAM Responds To Allegations

Football Association of Malaysia released a statement defending itself after Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim "called on FIFA to investigate the national body for failing to combat corruption and hoarding money meant for the M-League," according to Vijhay Vick of FOUR FOUR TWO. The Crown Prince of Johor ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

Hangin' With ... John Cappo

JOHN CAPPO JOHN CAPPO is the president and CEO of AEG China. AEG China's properties include the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and the Mastercard Center in Beijing. On Nov. 14, the Mercedes-Benz Arena will ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, China

AFC Says Not 'Done Deal'

Related story: AFC Lines Up New Marketing Deal The Asian Football Confederation "released a statement rebutting reports that it has concluded an agreement with Lagardère Sports" for an eight-year extension of its broadcast and marketing contract held via its World Sport Gr ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

BCCI 'Bowing To Extremists'

Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Shahryar Khan said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the government are "bowing to extremists who oppose the India-Pakistan cricket series," according to Vijay Lokapally of THE HINDU. Khan, whose meeting with BCCI President Shashank Manohar "was cancelle ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Salman 'Urged' To Run For FIFA Presidency

Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain said he has been "urged" to stand in the election for FIFA president but "wants to gauge opinion from football federations in the region before he decides whether to run," according to Simon Evans of REUTERS. Brit ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

Nationalists Protest Cricket Talks

A meeting between India and Pakistan's cricket board chiefs in Mumbai has been "cancelled after a protest by far-right Hindu nationalists," according to Justin Rowlatt of the BBC. Dozens of Shiv Sena party activists "broke into the office of the cricket board just before Monday's talks." Shiv Sena b ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, India

LeTV To Rebrand As LeSports

LeTV Sports & Technology, the Chinese business that last month won exclusive live broadcasting rights for the Premier League in Hong Kong for three seasons from '16-17, "is to rebrand," according to David Owen of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. LeTV VP of Strategy Yu Hang said that the company "would be ...

Tags: Media, China

BCCI Decides Against Terminating Teams

The Board of Control for Cricket in India decided against terminating the suspended Indian Premier League franchises of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, "putting an end to the speculation surrounding their fate and ensuring their comeback in the cash-rich league in 2018," according to the P ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Japanese Cops Raid Baseball Betting Ring

About 70 police officers, some in riot gear, raided the headquarters of the Yamaguchi-gumi -- Japan's biggest syndicate of yakuza mafia gangs – this week as part of an investigation into illegal gambling on Japanese pro baseball. The raid followed the arrest last month of the boss of a Yamaguc ...

Tags: GE, Japan, ING, Baseball, Horse Racing, Cycling, CES, Citi, BT

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