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01/28/15
China Seeks End To Gold Medal Fixation

China’s graft fighters added gold medals to their growing list of out-of-favor “bling,” after an investigation into the country’s sports administrator condemned the “blind pursuit” of athletic success, according to Tom Mitchell of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Medal count ...

Tags: Olympics, China

01/27/15
L.A. Dodgers Could Sell Stake In Club

The Dodgers "are in negotiations to sell a minority ownership share to a group of South Korean investors," according to a source cited by Bill Shaikin of the L.A. TIMES. But the source said there is "zero" chance Dodgers owner Guggenheim Baseball Management "would surrender control of the team in th ...

Tags: Franchises, North America, Asia

01/27/15
ICC World Cup To Air In Six Languages

The Int'l Cricket Council World Cup 2015 "will be telecast live on Star Sports network in six languages," according to the PTI. The tournament "will be broadcast in Hindi, English, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Bengali." Star Sports, India's leading sports broadcaster, "unveiled its youth-centric ...

Tags: Media, India

01/27/15
ATV Could Lose Broadcast Rights

The Hong Kong FA warned on Monday that financially-troubled ATV "could this week lose its broadcasting rights" for domestic football games, according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. According to a contract, the football body "is required to pay the television station the second half ...

Tags: Media, China

01/26/15
N. Srinivasan To Give Up IPL Club CSK

Suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan has reportedly decided to "de-link himself" from Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings and is "keen to seek another term" as BCCI president, according to Prakash Govindasreenivasan of NDTV. For Srinivasan to contest the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

01/23/15
Minister Calls For Reforms Of Sports Clubs

Qatari Minister for Youth & Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser Al Ali "has called for a shake-up of the country’s sports clubs, reportedly criticizing they way they are run as 'outdated' and demanding strict government scrutiny of their spending," according to Lesley Walker of DOHA NEWS. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

01/23/15
BCCI Issues IPL Invitation To Tender

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has published an invitation to tender for "certain media rights" relating to the Pepsi Indian Premier League for the '15, '16 and '17 seasons, according to INDIAN TELEVISION. The rights package available includes the "Indian Subcontinent: Internet and Mobile ...

Tags: Media, India

01/23/15
Indian Court Tells Srinivasan To Choose

India's Supreme Court on Thursday told suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan to "choose between keeping the post" and his involvement with Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings, "one of the teams caught up in a gambling scandal," according to Avantika Chil ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

01/22/15
Sponsors Sign Up For Cricket World Cup

Car brand Maruti Suzuki and consumer goods maker Lloyd Electric "have signed as on-air sponsors for the Cricket World Cup," according to Pinto & Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. Star Sports "is also in talks with other advertisers, including those in the handset and e-commerce segments. ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

01/21/15
Tokyo To Spend $380M On Hydrogen

Tokyo plans to spend ¥45.2B ($380M) "on fuel-cell vehicle subsidies and hydrogen stations for the 2020 Olympics" as part of PM Shinzo Abe’s plan "to reduce the nation’s reliance on nuclear power," according to Hagiwara & Jie of BLOOMBERG. Thirty-five hydrogen fuel stations "will ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

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