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04/03/14
IOC Chief Bach Appoints New Leaders

IOC President Thomas Bach appointed new leaders for 14 of the organization's 30 commissions, including key positions overseeing the marketing, press and finance commissions. Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda was named chair of the IOC’s marketing commission. The 66-year-old ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe, Japan

04/03/14
U.S. Leagues On Chinese Social Media

The NBA has by far the biggest presence on Chinese social media site Sina Weibo with more than 27 million followers. Social media agency Mailman took a look at the presence of major U.S. sports leagues and their individual team presences across Sina Weibo, China’s No. 1 social media channel. U ...

Tags: Media, China

04/03/14
CBA Finals Reach 162 Milion In China

The Chinese Basketball Association's Professional League Finals was broadcast to 162 million people on CCTV and other regional networks in China. This is a 26% increase for the six games. The sixth game on March 30 was a 98-88 Beijing Ducks win over Xinjiang. Beijing is led by former NBA player Step ...

Tags: Media, China

04/02/14
S. Korea Sports Ministry Launches Probe

South Korea's sports ministry "has launched a probe into seven winter sports federations in a bid to uncover any illegal activities and recover public trust in the organisations" ahead of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, according to Narae Kim of REUTERS. The ministry said in a statement on Tuesday th ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

04/02/14
Asian Games Seeks N. Korea Participation

The top organizer for this year's Asian Games in South Korea has asked the IOC "to help North Korea take part in the event," according to YONHAP. Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee President Kim Young-soo met with IOC President Thomas Bach during his visit on Monday to the Olympic Council of A ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

04/02/14
Ministry Accused Of Favoring Candidate

South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism "has been accused of attempting to parachute Chungnam National University scholar Lee Chang-sup into the chairman post at the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation," according to Jung Min-ho of the KOREA TIMES. The KSPF "is a powerful organization" ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

04/02/14
Srinivasan Will Attend ICC Meeting

Board of Control for Cricket in Indian President N. Srinivasan, who has been asked to step down by the Supreme Court, "will be attending" the Int'l Cricket Council’s exec board meeting on April 9-10 in Dubai, according to K.R. Nayar of the GULF NEWS. Though a "huge campaign" is on against Srin ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

04/01/14
BCCI Plans Subsidy For IPL Franchises

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is planning to provide a "subsidy" to Indian Premier League team franchisees for the phase of the seventh season’s matches to be played in the UAE , according to Digbijay Mishra of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. The subsidy "is being planned in the fo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

04/01/14
WCF: Beijing Ready For Winter Olympics

World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness said in Beijing Sunday that China "did a fabulous job in 2008 Beijing Olympics" and has no problem in hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics, according to XINHUA. Caithness, who is attending the 2014 men's World Curling Championship which kicked ...

Tags: Olympics, Asia

04/01/14
Dates May Change For Hong Kong Sevens

The Hong Kong Sevens "will have to be pushed back a fortnight" to mid-April in '16 if the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's "ambition to become the climactic final leg" of the Int'l Rugby Board Sevens World Series "is to be realised," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. HKRFU C ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

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