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Bayern Set To Open Office In Shanghai

Bayern Munich "is pushing ahead with its internationalization plans and will open an office in Shanghai," according to Nils Lehnebach of SPONSORs. Bayern Munich Head of Internationalization & Strategy Jörg Wacker: "We are currently looking at several locations. Our office could open as earl ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe, China

Japan Eyes Keeping Stadium Costs Below $1.3B

Japanese government sources said that it is seeking to keep construction costs of the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics below 160B yen ($1.3B), "after scrapping the initial design because cost estimates had snowballed" to 252B yen ($2B), according to KYODO. But the envisioned ceiling ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

Bach Confident In '18 Games Security

IOC President Thomas Bach "conceded that major sporting events like the 2018 Winter Games will always carry some form of security risk" but said on Wednesday that "he was confident that South Korean authorities would keep athletes safe" in PyeongChang, according to Minwoo Park of REUTERS. Relations ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

BCCI To Retain Suspended IPL Teams

The BCCI working group "is leaning towards recommending that the two suspended IPL franchises, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, be run under new management for the next two years as a stop-gap arrangement," according to Gollapudi & Karhadkar of ESPN CRICINFO. The group "is against repla ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

Raipur To Host Men's World League Final

The int'l field hockey federation (FIH) said that Chhattisgarh, India will host the men’s Hockey World League Final from Nov. 27-Dec. 6 in its capital city of Raipur, according to the PTI. The event "will be held in the Raipur International Hockey Stadium, which was opened as a dedicated hocke ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

China To End State Funding Of Football

China "is removing the hand of government" from the country's football body and will end its state funding, "a major step in a plan to overhaul the corruption-tainted sport and raise the level of play," according to John Ruwitch of REUTERS. The China Daily reported that the ministry-level General ...

Tags: International Football, China

Bach To Meet 2018 Games Organizers

The PyeongChang 2018 organizing committee said that IOC President Thomas Bach will meet organizers and key sponsors of the 2018 Winter Games on Wednesday "and pay a visit to South Korea President Park Geun-hye to discuss government support for the Games," according to Peter Rutherford of REUTERS. Ba ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

China's PPTV Sport Partners With Ajax TV

China’s online sports streamer PPTV Sports partnered with Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax "to present Ajax TV via its various platforms," according to Pu Yang of YUTANG SPORTS. As part of the deal, the IPTV operator "will provide Chinese supporters with weekly exclusive packages of Ajax TV, includi ...

Tags: Media, China

Hangin' With ... Kurt Warner

KURT WARNER is a former Super Bowl MVP and an early investor in the Elite Football League of India. The subcontinent's first and only professional American football league made its debut in '12 and is scheduled to kick off its second season this November. As a league investor, Warner has followed ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, North America, India

Judge Hits Out At Move To Drop ZHA

Richard Rogers "has hit out at the move to drop Zaha Hadid Architects" from the £1.3B ($2B) Tokyo Olympic Stadium, according to Laura Mack of ARCHITECTS JOURNAL. Rogers, "who judged the original contest which handed the stadium design to Zaha Hadid Architects, expressed his concern" after Japa ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

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