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10/26/16
BCCI Puts IPL Rights Tender On Hold

The Board of Control for Cricket in India "has decided to indefinitely defer the auction of Indian Premier League media rights scheduled for Tuesday as it has not received the go-ahead from the Justice Lodha committee," according to Gaurav Laghate of the ECONOMIC TIMES. The BCCI said, "In the absenc ...

Tags: Media, India

10/26/16
Olympic Channel Signs Six More IFs

The Olympic Channel announced that it has reached cooperation agreements with six Int'l Sports Federations (IFs) to collaborate on content for the Olympic Channel. The IFs for cycling (UCI), figure skating/speed skating (ISU), luge (FIL) and for new sports in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, baseball/s ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/25/16
Fox, Sony Battling For IPL Rights

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is "squaring up to Sony Pictures in a battle for the media rights to Indian Premier League cricket in an auction that has also attracted interest from several Silicon Valley groups," according to Garrahan & Stacey of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The main broa ...

Tags: Media, India

10/25/16
Reedie Wants Abe To Up WADA Funding

World Anti-Doping Agency President Craig Reedie challenged Japan PM Shinzo Abe to "put his money where his mouth is and increase Japan’s funding in the fight against doping," according to Andrew McKirdy of the JAPAN TIMES. Abe met IOC President Thomas Bach earlier this week and "pledged t ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/24/16
Lippi To Net Million From CSL Club

Marcello Lippi will earn almost $5M a year as China coach but "will pocket far more through a tie-in with a football academy," according to the AFP. The 68-year-old Italian was named boss of the national team by the Chinese FA on Saturday and has the tricky goal of steering the Asian country "to qua ...

Tags: Finance, China

10/21/16
Disaster-Struck Areas To Host Baseball

IOC President Thomas Bach said on Thursday that baseball and softball's return to the Olympic program "will begin in the part of Japan hit hardest" by the March '11 earthquake and tsunami, according to KYODO. In his keynote address at the World Forum on Sport & Culture, Bach "proposed staging th ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/21/16
Hong Kong Firm Ready To Buy Hull City

A Hong Kong-based professional services company said that it has "agreed to buy" Premier League side Hull City for £130M ($159M), according to Panja & Hellier of BLOOMBERG. GreaterChina Professional Services Ltd.’s agreement is the "latest foray" into European football by China- ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom, Asia

10/20/16
Bach Proposing Events In Disaster Areas

IOC President Thomas Bach met with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on Wednesday and "suggested staging some events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the northeastern region of Japan hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster," according to Jim Armstrong of the AP. Bach said that the IOC is conside ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/19/16
Tokyo Lied To IOC About Costs

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government gave the IOC "a false estimate for the cost of construction work on a rowing and canoe-kayak (sprint) venue for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics two years ago, to obtain the IOC's approval to hold the events there during the Tokyo Games," according to THE MAINICHI. ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

10/19/16
IOC Concerned About Tokyo Games Costs

The IOC said on Tuesday that it felt costs for the 2020 Tokyo Games looked "very high" and would work with organizers "to cut them, but that athletes must come first when considering how to rein in spending," according to Lies & Gallagher of REUTERS. The comments "came at a meeting between Tokyo ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

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