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07/15/15
Experts Say Snow 'No Problem' For Beijing

Ski industry experts said that snow "won't be a problem for Beijing and co-bidder Zhangjiakou if they are awarded the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics," according to XINHUA. Lack of natural snow was "considered as a challenge for the Beijing 2022 bid." But experts said that "the climate condit ...

Tags: Olympics, China

07/15/15
Criticism Mounts Over Tokyo Stadium

Japan's government "is on the defensive as criticism mounts over the spiralling cost to build the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games," according to the AAP. Newly appointed Olympics Minister Toshiaki Endo acknowledged on Tuesday the latest estimate of 252B yen ($2.04B) represented a "subs ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

07/15/15
Indian Premier League Clubs Suspended

The Indian Premier League "has been thrown into turmoil after a committee appointed by the Supreme Court suspended two of the eight teams after officials were found guilty of illegally betting on matches," according to Atish Patel of the LONDON TIMES. Chennai Super Kings, led by Indian one-day capta ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

07/13/15
NBA India Sees 200% Sales Increase

Basketball, which "introduced breakfast viewership in India, is growing at a rapid pace in all departments," according to INDIAN TELEVISION. The growing venture NBA India, which is still "exploring various opportunities to generate revenue," has seen a 200% jump in its e-commerce sales over the ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

07/13/15
Football Notes

The All India Football Federation, in partnership with FIFA, "will be launching a pilot project for the development of seven state associations." The project will kick off from Kolkata. With India hosting the FIFA 2017 U17 World Cup, the associations that are designated as provisional venues -- Delh ...

Tags: International Football, India

07/10/15
Eastern Becomes HK's First Pro Team

Newly crowned A2 division champion Eastern is "set to shake up the local basketball scene" by devoting HK$10M ($1.3M) to become the first professional team in Hong Kong, according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Unbeaten in the league this season, Eastern, which also has a footb ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

07/09/15
Tokyo Olympics Minister Under Fire

Political groups linked to Toshiaki Endo, the newly appointed minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, "received millions of yen in donations" from execs at a meat producer on the same day in '13, raising questions about their propriety, according to KYODO. If the execs "had used company money ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

07/09/15
Tokyo, Japan Talk Cost Sharing

The governor of Tokyo and Japan's Olympics minister agreed Wednesday "to set up a working group to consider how the metropolitan government can share the ballooning costs for building the country's new national stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," according to KYODO. Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe, ...

Tags: Japan, Olympics

07/08/15
Deloitte To Sponsor Asean Para Games

Deloitte "has been appointed as the first official sponsor for this year's Asean Para Games," according to the STRAITS TIMES. The professional services company "has pledged" more than $500,000 in sponsorship to the Para Games, which will be held in Singapore for the first time. It "will also be prov ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

07/08/15
Chinese FA Teams Up With 58.com

The Chinese FA signed a deal with 58.com to "become the title sponsor of China League One, the second division of football league in China," according to YUTANG SPORTS. The partnership will see 58.com, China’s largest classified site, "add its name to China’s second-tier football league, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

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