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China To Prosecute Former Sports Minister

The Chinese Communist Party's corruption watchdog said on Thursday that former Deputy Sports Minister Xiao Tian, who once sat on China's Olympics committee, "will be prosecuted for graft after an investigation found he abused his position and took bribes," according to Ben Blanchard of REUTERS. Chi ...

Tags: International Football, China

Singapore Edging Hong Kong For EPL

Hong Kong is losing to Singapore in terms of facilities, "casting doubt on the return of the ever-popular EPL Asia Trophy in the near future," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. English Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore said that it had made "no decision about the next even ...

Tags: Facilities, Asia

Stay On Meeting Overshadows BCCI Race

The death of Board of Control for Cricket in India President Jagmohan Dalmiya has "triggered a race" within the BCCI for the post of interim president, but the Supreme Court's "stay on working committee meetings may throw a spanner in the works," according to IANS. According to section 16/d of ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

BWF To Implement Changes

Badminton is seeking a "sexy" new image to bring in fans and revenue, according to TNP. Even in China, "where badminton has mass participation and world-beating stars, its visibility dims in the glare of more glamorous rivals like NBA basketball, football and tennis." Everything "is on the table as ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, China

BCCI Divided After Dalmiya's Death

The "sudden demise" of Board of Control for Cricket in India President Jagmohan Dalmiya has turned the BCCI into a "divided house with the East Zone units deciding to prop up their own candidate, giving a new twist to the intense succession battle," according to the PTI. The East Zone ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

LeTV Wins Broadcasting Rights To EPL

Mainland Chinese web entertainment portal LeTV "has become the world’s first internet company to win exclusive broadcasting rights to the English Premier League" in a deal worth a reported $400M, according to Vivienne Chow of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. LeTV made the announcement "in front o ...

Tags: Media, China

POCOG Organizers Break Ground On Village

The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics (POCOG) "held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the launch of construction of the Athletes Village on Tuesday," according to Peter Rutherford of REUTERS. Construction "is due to be completed in 2017 and will house around 3,500 athlete ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya Dies

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President JAGMOHAN DALMIYA "died on Sunday night at the BM Birla hospital in Kolkata, where he had been admitted after suffering a heart attack on Thursday," according to ESPN. He was 75 and "had faced concerns around his health since starting his secon ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, India

No 2020 Tokyo Stadium By Zaha Hadid

British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid "abandoned her attempt to re-enter the race to build the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," according to Justin McCurry of the London GUARDIAN. This news came "two months after her initial design was scrapped amid soaring construction costs." Hadid's offic ...

Tags: Asia, Olympics

DHL Teams Up With ISL

DHL "has partnered" with the Indian Super League "as its official logistics and timing partner in 2015," according to Ravi Teja Sharma of the ECONOMIC TIMES. As the official logistics partner, DHL "will deliver back-end logistics support for the tournament." DHL also announced the "DHL Winning Pass" ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

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